Nathaniel Gentry

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Nathaniel Gentry
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 30
Incumbent
In office
January 18, 2011-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sRhodes College
J.D.University of New Mexico
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Nathaniel Gentry is a Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.[1]

His previous political experience includes working for U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici and serving as legal counsel for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Biography

Gentry earned a B.A. from Rhodes College and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico. His professional experience includes working as an attorney in Albuquerque, specializing in environmental law.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Health, Government and Indian Affairs
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Gentry's campaign website highlights the following issues:[3]

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Nate will continue his efforts to make New Mexico a business- friendly state that attracts high quality jobs. He’ll also keep up the fight to protect small businesses – the backbone of our economy."

Ethical Leadership

  • Excerpt: "For too long there has been rampant corruption in Santa Fe. Nate has led the effort to clean up the fraud, waste and abuse that go on in state government."

Education

  • Excerpt: "As a father of two young daughters, Nate understands how important education is to our future. He’ll fight in Santa Fe to make sure more education dollars go directly to the classroom and not government bureaucrats."

Taxes and Spending

  • Excerpt: "In these tough economic times, families are squeezed enough by high taxes and wasteful spending. Nate knows that we can’t tax our way out of a recession and will keep up the fight to lower taxes so New Mexico families keep more of what they earn."

Elections

2014

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Incumbent Nathaniel Gentry was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Bob Coffey was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Gentry and Coffey will face off in the general election.[4][5]

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gentry ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Democrat Maryellen Broderick in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNathaniel Gentry Incumbent 53.9% 6,997
     Democratic Maryellen Broderick 46.1% 5,981
Total Votes 12,978

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gentry was unopposed in the June 1 Republican primary. Gentry defeated incumbent Karen Giannini (D) in the general election on November 2.[8][9]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 30 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Nathaniel Gentry (R) 5,628 58.10%
Karen Giannini (D) 4,058 41.90%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gentry is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Gentry raised a total of $273,157 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[10]

Nathaniel Gentry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 30 Won $163,307
2010 New Mexico State House, District 30 Won $109,850
Grand Total Raised $273,157

2012

Gentry won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Gentry raised a total of $163,307.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nathaniel Gentry's campaign in 2012
Susana PAC$5,000
Harper, Stanley$4,600
Occidental Oil & Gas$4,300
Trubow, Adam$2,650
Reid, Kevin$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$163,307
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gentry won election to the New Mexico State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Gentry raised a total of $109,850.

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.[11] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[11]

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

  • 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

Gentry and his wife, Erin, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Karen Giannini (D)
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 30
2010-Present
Succeeded by
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