Lisa Torraco

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Lisa Torraco
Lisa Torraco.jpg
New Mexico State Senate District 18
In office
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 1
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
J.D.University of New Mexico School of Law
BirthdayApril 30, 1962
Office website
Lisa A. Torraco (b. April 30, 1962) is a Republican member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 18. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Torraco earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of New Mexico in 1988 and her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1991. Her professional experience includes working as a lawyer, and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Committee assignments


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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Indian and Cultural Affairs



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Torraco ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico State Senate District 18. She defeated Gerges H. Scott in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Bill G. Tallman in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Mexico State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Torraco 51.8% 12,092
     Democratic Bill G. Tallman 48.2% 11,248
Total Votes 23,340
New Mexico State Senate, District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLisa Torraco 61% 2,045
Gerges H. Scott 39% 1,305
Total Votes 3,350

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Torraco is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Torraco raised a total of $63,163 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.[3]

Lisa Torraco's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 18 Won $63,163
Grand Total Raised $63,163


Torraco won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Torraco raised a total of $63,163.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lisa Torraco's campaign in 2012
Strata Production Co.$4,800
PAC 22$3,000
Murphy, Mark$2,500
Murphy, Mark B.$2,300
Murphy Petroleum Corp.$2,300
Total Raised in 2012$63,163
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[4] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[4]

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Preceded by
Mark Boitano (R)
New Mexico State Senate District 18
Succeeded by