Mary Kay Papen

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Mary Kay Papen
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New Mexico Senate District 38
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President Pro Tempore
2013-Present
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionCar dealer (retired)
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mary Kay Papen is a Democratic member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 38. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Papen's professional experience includes being a retired Car Dealer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Committees', Chair
Corporations and Transportation
Indian and Cultural Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Papen has supported many pieces of legislation including Mental Health Insurance Benefits, Katie's Law and Affordable Housing Reform.[1]

Horse racing

In February 2014, the New Mexico legislature passed legislation to crack down on horse racing cheating, including rules against trainers and owners who dope their horses with performance-enhancing drugs.[2] The bill would eject anyone whose license had been suspended or revoked for drugging horses from the grounds of their facilities. Papen supported the legislation. “I say that horse racing is the sport of kings, and we don’t want it to be the sport of cheaters,” Papen said in an interview.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Papen ran for re-election in 2012. She ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary. Papen defeated Neal L. Hooks in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Mexico State Senate, District 38, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Kay Papen Incumbent 66.4% 9,464
     Republican Neal L. Hooks 33.6% 4,783
Total Votes 14,247

2008

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Papen was re-elected to District 38 in the New Mexico Senate. Papen had no challenger.[5]

Papen raised $41,250 for her campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Papen is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Papen raised a total of $255,711 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[7]

Mary Kay Papen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 38 Won $38,318
2010 New Mexico State Senate, District 38 Not up for election $6,300
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 38 Won $41,250
2006 New Mexico State Senate, District 38 Not up for election $3,981
2004 New Mexico State Senate, District 38 Won $53,208
2002 New Mexico State Senate, District 38 Not up for election $4,450
2000 New Mexico State Senate, District 38 Won $108,204
Grand Total Raised $255,711

2012

Papen won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Papen raised a total of $38,318.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mary Kay Papen's campaign in 2012
Triple S Trucking$2,300
Totah Rental & Equipment$2,300
Aztec Well Servicing$2,300
Roadrunner Fuels$2,300
Double M Mud$2,300
Total Raised in 2012$38,318
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Papen was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Papen raised a total of $6,300.

2008

Papen won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Papen raised a total of $41,250.

2006

Papen was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Papen raised a total of $3,981.

2004

Papen won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Papen raised a total of $53,208.

2002

Papen was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Papen raised a total of $4,450.

2000

Papen won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Papen raised a total of $108,204.

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.[8] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[8]

  • 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.[9] In 2012, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 17 through February 16.[8]

  • 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

Papen is married, and has children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.[1]

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New Mexico State Senate District 38
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