New Mexico House of Representatives District 34

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New Mexico House of Representatives District 34
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Current incumbentMary Helen Garcia Democratic Party
Population29,182
Race12.3% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Black, 0.1% Asian, 86.7% Hispanic, 0.4% Other Races
Ethnicity13.3% Non-Hispanic, 86.7% Hispanic
Voting age69.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Mexico's thirty-fourth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Mary Helen Garcia.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 29,182 civilians reside within New Mexico's thirty-fourth state house district.[1] New Mexico state representatives represent an average of 29,417 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 25,986 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the New Mexico House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. New Mexico legislators assume office January 1st.

Qualifications

Article 4, Section 3 of the New Mexico Constitution states: Senators shall not be less than twenty-five years of age and representatives not less than twenty-one years of age at the time of their election. If any senator or representative permanently removes his residence from or maintains no residence in the district from which he was elected, then he shall be deemed to have resigned and his successor shall be selected as provided in Section 4 of this article. No person shall be eligible to serve in the legislature who, at the time of qualifying, holds any office of trust or profit with the state, county or national governments, except notaries public and officers of the militia who receive no salary.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the New Mexico Legislature are not paid a salary. Per diem is $154/day tied to the federal rate.[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, the Board of County Commissioners in the county representing the vacant seat must appoint a replacement. There are no deadlines set by Article IV, Section 4 of the New Mexico Constitution which governs legislative vacancies. The appointed replacement serves for the remainder of the unfilled term.[5]

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. Bealquin Bill Gomez defeated incumbent Mary Helen Garcia and Christian Lira in the Democratic primary. Gomez is unchallenged in the general election.[6][7]

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on June 5, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2012. Incumbent Mary Helen Garcia (D) was unopposed in both the general election and Democratic primary.[8][9][10]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Helen Garcia Incumbent 100% 2,810
Total Votes 2,810

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Mexico House of Representatives District 34 have raised a total of $103,016. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $10,302 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Mexico House of Representatives District 34
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $17,151 1 $17,151
2010 $300 1 $300
2008 $12,135 1 $12,135
2006 $16,204 1 $16,204
2004 $11,400 1 $11,400
2002 $24,103 3 $8,034
2000 $21,723 2 $10,862
Total $103,016 10 $10,302

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