Gay Kernan

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Gay Kernan
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New Mexico Senate District 42
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Appointed2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Mississippi
Personal
Place of birthOklahoma City, OK
ProfessionEducator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Gay G. Kernan is a Republican member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 42. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

Kernan earned a B.A. from the University of Mississippi. Her professional experience includes working as an elementary school teacher from 1993-2003, and as Assistant Coordinator in the Early Reading First Program since 2006.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Kernan served on the following committees:

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Public Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Kernan served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kernan served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Kernan ran for re-election in 2012. She ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New Mexico State Senate, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGay Kernan 100% 14,414
Total Votes 14,414

2008

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Kernan was re-elected to District 42 in the New Mexico Senate. Kernan had no challenger.[4]

Kernan raised $15,710 for her campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kernan is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Kernan raised a total of $124,457 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[6]

Gay Kernan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 42 Won $20,200
2010 New Mexico State Senate, District 42 Not up for election $2,400
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 42 Won $15,710
2006 New Mexico State Senate, District 42 Not up for election $8,316
2004 New Mexico State Senate, District 42 Won $77,831
Grand Total Raised $124,457

2012

Kernan won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kernan raised a total of $20,200.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gay Kernan's campaign in 2012
Occidental Oil & Gas$2,000
Intercontinental Potash$1,250
Altria$1,000
Taylor, Dwayne$1,000
HollyFrontier Corp.$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$20,200
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kernan was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Kernan raised a total of $2,400.

2008

Kernan won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Kernan raised a total of $15,710.

2006

Kernan was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Kernan raised a total of $8,316.

2004

Kernan won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Kernan raised a total of $77,831.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[7] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[7]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 18 through March 19.[8] In 2012, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 17 through February 16.[7]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.

Personal

Kernan is married to John and has a daughter named Elizabeth.[1]

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New Mexico State Senate District 42
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