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Mimi Stewart

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Mimi Stewart
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New Mexico State Senate, District 17
Incumbent
In office
2015-Present
Term ends
  December 31, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
AppointedDecember 4, 2014
Appointed byBernalillo County Commissioners
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Mexico House of Representatives District 21
1995-2015
Education
Bachelor'sBoston University, 1971
Master'sWheelock College, Boston, MA, 1977
Personal
Date of birthJanuary 27, 1947
Place of birthSarasota, FL
ProfessionSpecial Education Teacher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mimi Stewart (b. January 27, 1947) is a Democratic member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 17. She was first appointed to the chamber on December 4, 2014, to replace Tim Keller (D), who was elected to state auditor.[1]

Stewart served in the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 21 from 1994 to 2015.

Biography

Stewart earned a B.A. from Boston University in 1971 and an M.S. from Wheelock College in 1977. Her professional experience includes working as a Special Education Teacher in the Albuquerque Public School system.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Stewart served on the following committees:

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2015
Corporations and Transportation
Public Affairs

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Stewart served on the following committees:

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Lawsuit against Gov. Martinez

Mimi Stewart, Henry Saavedra, John Arthur Smith and “Lucky” Varela filed two lawsuits against Gov. Susana Martinez over her line item vetoes in an unemployment bill and a housing bill.

Raul Burciaga, the director of the Legislative Council Service, told committee members of the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) May 19, 2011 that in his opinion two line-item vetoes made by Gov. Martinez violate the state’s constitution.

“Some of the governor’s vetoes seem to impinge on the legislature’s appropriation powers and plow new ground in a governor’s exercise of the veto authority,” said Burciaga.

That day, Gov. Martinez firmly said she disagreed.

“I could protest any governor doing this … it’s not partisan,” Sen. Stuart Ingle. “She’s a good governor … but it’s a little bit of stretch to do this.”

Burciaga testifed that the veto Martinez made in unemployment bill H.B. 59 is part of a revenue bill and “did not authorize the expenditure of state money because that authorization was already in statute and not amended in this bill.” Burciaga said the veto is “unconstitutional and, hence, unenforceable.”

The second veto came when Gov. Martinez reduced an appropriation the legislature made to budget bill H.B. 2 from $150,000 to $50,000. Burciaga said that while state courts have not addressed the issue specifically, reducing “an item of appropriation is a legislative function that the governor has no power to do.”

“I think we need to challenge this in the courts,” Rep. Luciano “Lucky” Varela (D-Santa Fe) said.

“The main difficulty I have is changing the figure [from $150,000 down to $50,000 in HB2],” Ingle said, expressing concern that if the current partisan makeup of the Roundhouse were reversed, a future Democratic governor could assume greater power at the expense of the legislative branch. ”We just can’t go there.”[3][4]

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 Mimi Stewart was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[5][6]

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stewart ran for re-election in 2012. She ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMimi Stewart Incumbent 100% 4,961
Total Votes 4,961

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stewart won re-election to District 21 in 2010. She had no primary opposition and defeated Antoinette Baca (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[9]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 21 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mimi Stewart (D) 3,113 52.00%
Antoinette Marie Baca (R) 2,869 48.00%

2008

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Stewart won re-election to District 21 in the New Mexico House of Representatives, defeating Howard De La Cruz-Bancroft (R).[10] Stewart raised $74,714 for her campaign, while Cruz-Bancroft raised $3,365.[11]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mimi Stewart (D) 6,015
Howard De La Cruz-Bancroft (R) 2,912

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stewart is available dating back to 1994. Based on available campaign finance records, Stewart raised a total of $478,233 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[12]

Mimi Stewart's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 21 Won $26,147
2010 New Mexico State House, District 21 Won $110,074
2008 New Mexico State House, District 21 Won $74,714
2006 New Mexico State House, District 21 Won $21,732
2004 New Mexico State House, District 21 Won $25,900
2002 New Mexico State House, District 21 Won $64,030
2000 New Mexico State House, District 21 Won $64,451
1998 New Mexico State House, District 21 Won $29,204
1996 New Mexico State House, District 21 Won $33,691
1994 New Mexico State House, District 21 Won $28,290
Grand Total Raised $478,233

2012

Stewart won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $26,147.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mimi Stewart's campaign in 2012
New Mexico Association of Nurse Anesthetists$1,250
New Mexico Realtors Association$1,000
Enterprise Products Partners$800
Credit Union Association of New Mexico$750
Minzner, Richard C.$700
Total Raised in 2012$26,147
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Stewart won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $110,074.

2008

Stewart won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $74,714.

2006

Stewart won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $21,732.

2004

Stewart won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $25,900.

2002

Stewart won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $64,030.

2000

Stewart won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2000. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $64,451.

1998

Stewart won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $29,204.

1996

Stewart won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 1996. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $33,691.

1994

Stewart won election to the New Mexico State House in 1994. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $28,290.

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.[13] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[13]

  • 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.[14] In 2012, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 17 through February 16.[13]

  • 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

Stewart and her husband, David, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Keller (D)
New Mexico State Senate District 17
2015-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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New Mexico House of Representatives - District 21
1994–2015
Succeeded by
Stephanie Maez (D)