John A. Sanchez
|John A. Sanchez|
|Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico|
|January 1, 2011 - Present|
|Years in position||3|
|Predecessor||Diane Denish (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||Two consecutive terms|
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 15|
|2000 - 2002|
|Place of birth||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
A February 2013 article in Governing named Sanchez as one of the top state Republican officials to watch in 2013, and in July he was elected the western regional chairman of the National Lieutenant Governors Association. As the western regional chairman, Sanchez represents the western states as well as Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Sanchez is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to his office biography, Sanchez comes from a long line of politicians and public servants, dating back to 1860, when his great-great-grandfather served as territorial legislator from San Miguel County.
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In 2004, Sanchez served as the South-West Regional Chair for George W. Bush's Presidential Campaign. In 2005, he was recognized as one of the Top 40 Most Influential Hispanics in the Country.
Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico (2011-present)
Sanchez was sworn in as New Mexico's 29th lieutenant governor on January 1, 2011.
New Mexico House of Representatives (2000-2002)
Sanchez was first elected to public office in 1997 as Councilman for the Village of Los Ranchos, New Mexico.
Sanchez is running for re-election as Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico in 2014. Sanchez was uncontested in the primary election on June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014.
“It would be immoral to watch the federal government keep spending more money than it’s taking in,” Sanchez said. “That’s why I’m announcing my candidacy.”
The 48-year-old sought to wrest the GOP nomination from former Congresswoman Heather Wilson and two "dark horse" Republican candidates, Greg Sowards of Las Cruces and Bill English of Alamogordo. Wilson had been assiduously racking up endorsements from big-name Republicans across the state in months leading up to this announcement.
“This really isn’t the time for that,” Sanchez said, “this is the time for me to announce my candidacy. We’ve got almost a year to go before the election.”
Sanchez dropped out of the race on February 9, 2012.
Sanchez defeated Kent Cravens and Brian Moore in the June 1 primary, winning with 39.71% of the vote. He faced Brian S. Colón (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010 won the election for Lieutenant Governor and was officially sworn in on January 1st, 2011 along with Governor Suzanna Martinez.
Comprehensive donor information for Sanchez is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Sanchez raised a total of $3,312,661 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.
|John A. Sanchez's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||NM Lieutenant Governor||$-109,913|
|2010||NM Lieutenant Governor||$503,045|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,312,661|
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|John A. Sanchez's Campaign Contributions|
Lt. Governor of New Mexico
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$763,041|
|Top 5 contributors||John Sanchez||$295,035|
|Select Management Resources||$12,500|
|Consumer Lending Alliance||$12,500|
|Select Milk Producers||$10,000|
|Eddy County Republican Party||$10,000|
Sanchez currently resides in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Debra, and their two children.
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- Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico
- Current Governor of New Mexico Susana Martinez
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- Office of the Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- John Sanchez on Twitter
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2002
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- Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico, "Meet Lieutenant Governor John A. Sanchez," accessed January 17, 2013
- Washington Post, "John Sanchez drops out of New Mexico Senate race," February 9, 2012
- Governing, "State Republican Officials to Watch in 2013," February 6, 2013
- The State, Sanchez wins post in lieutenant governor's group, July 24, 2013
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- New Mexico Legislature, "Representative John A. Sanchez - (R)," accessed January 17, 2013
- New Mexico Secretary of State, Candidate Portal, Accessed February 4, 2014
- "Sanchez officially jumps into Senate race," Capitol Report New Mexico, May 24, 2011
- Roll Call, "Republican John Sanchez Drops New Mexico Senate Bid," accessed February 18, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for John A. Sanchez," accessed May 21, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
Diane Denish (D)
|Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico
2011 - present
| Succeeded by|
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