New Mexico House of Representatives District 36

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New Mexico House of Representatives District 36
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Current incumbentPhillip M. Archuleta Democratic Party
Population29,243
Race29.4% White, 0.7% Native American, 1.2% Black, 0.4% Asian, 67.2% Hispanic, 1.1% Other Races
Ethnicity32.8% Non-Hispanic, 67.2% Hispanic
Voting age69.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Mexico's thirty-sixth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Phillip M. Archuleta.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 29,243 civilians reside within New Mexico's thirty-sixth 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
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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 Phillip M. Archuleta was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Andrew Nunez was unopposed in the Republican primary. Nunez defeated Archuleta in the general election.[6][7]

The New Mexico House of Representatives was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New Mexico House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounted to 5.7 percent of the chamber. District 36 in the House was identified by Ballotpedia, the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico Telegram and the Republican State Leadership Committee as a battleground district that would be key in determining control of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Future Majority Project, part of the Republican State Leadership Committee, announced in August, that District 36 was apart of the projects races to watch. Democrats hoped to hang on to District 36, where first-term lawmaker Phillip M. Archuleta (D), missed all of 2014's session due to health reasons. Andrew Nunez (R), a former House member, defeated Archuleta in the 2014 general election.[8][9][10]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Phillip M. Archuleta Incumbent 45.9% 2,615
     Republican Andrew Nunez 54.1% 3,082
Total Votes 5,697
Source: sos.state.nm.us Results are as of 1:54 pm with 17 of 17 precincts fully reporting.

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. Phillip M. Archuleta (D) defeated Mike A. Tellez (R) and incumbent Andrew Nunez (I) in the general election. All three candidates were unopposed in the June 5 primary elections.[11][12][13]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip M. Archuleta 43.6% 1,873
     Republican Mike A. Tellez 35.7% 1,534
     Independent Andrew Nunez Incumbent 20.7% 891
Total Votes 4,298

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Mexico House of Representatives District 36 have raised a total of $684,600. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $40,271 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Mexico House of Representatives District 36
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $116,126 3 $38,709
2010 $90,248 4 $22,562
2008 $87,706 2 $43,853
2006 $138,115 2 $69,058
2004 $90,190 2 $45,095
2002 $60,023 2 $30,012
2000 $102,192 2 $51,096
Total $684,600 17 $40,271

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