Geoff Rodgers

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Geoff Rodgers
Candidate for
New Mexico House of Representatives, District 43
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Los Alamos County Council
Los Alamos County Council
Bachelor'sUniversity of Chicago
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of serviceFive years
Service branchU.S. Army Reserve
Years of serviceEight years
ProfessionSmall business owner
Campaign website
Geoff Rodgers is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 43 of the New Mexico House of Representatives.
This candidate is running in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The New Mexico House has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 5.7 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 15 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were nine districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another six districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Rodgers has served on the Los Alamos County Council since November 2010 and was elected as Council Chair in 2013. He previously served on the Council from 2001 to 2004.[1]


Rodgers earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. His professional experience includes being a small business owner and serving as a helicopter pilot for the Florida Division of Forestry, the Collier County Emergency Medical Services and as the WGN traffic copter in Chicago. He served for five years on active duty and for eight years reserve as a U.S. Army helicopter pilot.[1]


Campaign themes


Rodgers's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

More Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Geoff Rodgers knows New Mexicans need good jobs. As State Representative, Geoff will work to create an environment where businesses can succeed and grow."

Better Schools

  • Excerpt: "As a father, Geoff Rodgers is concerned about education in New Mexico and he knows we can’t settle for being last in the country. He’ll support meaningful education reforms that benefit students, teachers and parents."

Safer Communities

  • Excerpt: "Geoff Rodgers served our Country for thirteen years in the U.S. Army and Reserves as a helicopter pilot. He’s always fought to keep us safe. In Santa Fe, Geoff will continue that fight by supporting tougher DWI laws."



See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014
Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Incumbent Stephanie Richard was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Geoff Rodgers defeated Vincent Chiravalle in the Republican primary. Richard and Rodgers will face off in the general election.[3][4]

The New Mexico House of Representatives is a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia has identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New Mexico House has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 5.7 percent of the chamber. District 43 in the House has been identified by Ballotpedia, the Albuquerque Journal and New Mexico Telegram as a battleground district that could determine control of the New Mexico House of Representatives. In a traditionally Republican district, District 43 is currently represented by first-term Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard. Republicans will attempt to regain the seat when Garcia Richard faces Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers (R) in the general election. In 2012, Richard won the general election by a margin of victory of only 2 percent.[5][6]


Rodgers and his wife, Marla, have two sons. They reside in Los Alamos, NM.[1]

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