Lynda Lovejoy

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Lynda Lovejoy
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
In office
2007 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
House of Representatives
1989 - 1999
Associate'sUniversity of New Mexico
Bachelor'sNorthern Arizona University
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Lynda Lovejoy was a Democratic candidate for New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner in the 2014 elections.[1] Lynda Lovejoy won the general election on November 4, 2014, without opposition.

Lovejoy is a former Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate representing District 22 from 2007 to 2013. Lovejoy served in the New Mexico State House of Representatives from 1989 to 1999. She was then appointed to the New Mexico State Senate in March of 2007.


Lovejoy has worked as manager for various nonprofit organizations. She has also worked as a telecommunications and electric utility consultant. Lovejoy has been director of the Navajo Area Agency on Aging Navajo Nation.

Lovejoy earned her A.A in elementary education from the University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus in 1985. She went on to receive her B.S. in public administration from Northern Arizona University in 1987. She is currently attending New Mexico Highland University for her MBA.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: New Mexico down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Lovejoy ran for election to the office of New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner. Lovejoy won the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, defeating incumbent Theresa Becenti-Aguilar.[1] She faced no opposition in the general election. Lynda Lovejoy won the general election on November 4, 2014, without opposition.


Primary election
New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner, District 4, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLynda Lovejoy 46.3% 9,807
Theresa Becenti-Aguilar Incumbent 32.3% 6,839
Edward Michael 21.5% 4,546
Total Votes 21,192
Election Results Via:New Mexico Secretary of State.


See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Lovejoy ran for re-election in 2012. She was defeated by Benny J. Shendo Jr. in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary.[2][3]

New Mexico State Senate, District 22 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBenny J. Shendo Jr. 40.9% 1,989
Lynda M. Lovejoy Incumbent 36.5% 1,776
Joshua Madalena 15.5% 752
Anthony Begay 7.2% 349
Total Votes 4,866


On November 4, 2008, Lovejoy won re-election to the 22nd District in the New Mexico Senate. Lovejoy had no challenger.[4]

Lovejoy raised $22,750 for her campaign.[5]

Campaign donors


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Lynda Lovejoy's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Pueblo of Santa Domingo $2,500
Pueblo of Santa Ana $2,000
Michael Sanchez Senate Majority Leader Fund $2,000
Pueblo of Isleta $1,500
Bill Richardson for Governor $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Mexico State Senate District 22
Succeeded by
Benny J. Shendo Jr. (D)