Miguel Garcia

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Miguel Garcia
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 14
Incumbent
In office
1997-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 17
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sEastern New Mexico University, Portales, 1973
Master'sUniversity of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1993
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 19, 1951
ProfessionSpanish Teacher
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Miguel P. Garcia (b. January 19, 1951) is a Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.

Biography

Garcia earned a B.A. from Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, in 1973 and a M.A. from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, in 1993. His professional experience includes working as a Spanish Teacher in the Albuquerque Public Schools system.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Labor and Human Resources, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Garcia served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Garcia served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Incumbent Miguel Garcia was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Robert Chavez was unopposed in the Republican primary. Garcia defeated Chavez in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Garcia ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated Michael A. Atler in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary. He defeated Republican Clara A. Pena in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMiguel Garcia Incumbent 73.2% 5,743
     Republican Clara Pena 26.8% 2,103
Total Votes 7,846

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Garcia won re-election to District 14 in 2010. He defeated Michael Atler Sr. in the primary election. and Clara Pena (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 14 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Miguel Garcia (D) 4,177 70.60%
Clara Pena (R) 1,742 29.40%

2008

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Garcia was elected to District 14 in the New Mexico House of Representatives, defeating Clara Pena (R).[7] Garcia raised $28,060 for his campaign, while Pena raised $3,825.[8]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Miguel Garcia (D) 6,713
Clara Pena (R) 1,940

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Garcia is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Garcia raised a total of $158,021 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[9]

Miguel Garcia's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 14 Won $18,533
2010 New Mexico State House, District 14 Won $29,210
2008 New Mexico State House, District 14 Won $28,060
2006 New Mexico State House, District 14 Won $17,355
2004 New Mexico State House, District 14 Won $14,517
2002 New Mexico State House, District 14 Won $24,024
2000 New Mexico State House, District 14 Won $7,780
1998 New Mexico State House, District 14 Won $10,298
1996 New Mexico State House, District 14 Won $8,244
Grand Total Raised $158,021

2012

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $18,533.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Miguel Garcia's campaign in 2012
New Mexico Federation of Teachers$1,600
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 412$1,500
Enterprise Products Partners$800
New Mexico Education Association$750
Albuquerque Teachers Federation$500
Total Raised in 2012$18,533
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $29,210.

2008

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $28,060.

2006

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $17,355.

2004

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $14,517.

2002

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $24,024.

2000

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2000. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $7,780.

1998

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $10,298.

1996

Garcia won election to the New Mexico State House in 1996. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $8,244.

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.[10] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[10]

  • 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.[11] In 2012, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 17 through February 16.[10]

  • 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

Garcia is divorced with four children.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Sanchez
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 14
1997 – present
Succeeded by
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