Michael Padilla

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Michael Padilla
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New Mexico State Senate District 14
In office
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
State Senate Majority Whip
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
Date of birthJune 13, 1972
Office website
Michael Padilla (b. June 13, 1972) is a Democratic member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. He currently serves as Majority Whip.


Padilla's professional experience includes serving as Chairman/Chief Executive Officer at Altivus Customer Relationship, working at Management Solutions Limited Liability Company since 2000, and as the Director of MCI Telecommunications from 1990-2000.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Corporations and Transportation



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Padilla ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico State Senate District 14. He ran and won against Cecelia Romero-Tkach, James G. Taylor and State representative Eleanor Chavez in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. Incumbent Eric Griego (D) did not run for re-election. He defeated Robert Schiller (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New Mexico State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Padilla 70.7% 8,258
     Independent Robert Schiller 29.3% 3,425
Total Votes 11,683
New Mexico State Senate, District 14 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Padilla 40.5% 1,065
Eleanor Chavez 30.4% 798
James G. Taylor 29.1% 764
Total Votes 2,627

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Padilla is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Padilla raised a total of $150,076 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.[4]

Michael Padilla's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 14 Won $71,578
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 11 Defeated $78,498
Grand Total Raised $150,076


Padilla won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Padilla raised a total of $71,578.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Padilla's campaign in 2012
Padilla, Michael$42,631
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association$2,500
Pueblo of Isleta$1,000
ACTBLUE New Mexico$969
New Mexico Realtors Association$750
Total Raised in 2012$71,578
Source:Follow the Money


Padilla lost the election for the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Padilla raised a total of $78,498.


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In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[5] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[5]

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Padilla is divorced with two children.

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Preceded by
Eric Griego (D)
New Mexico State Senate District 14
Succeeded by