New Mexico House of Representatives District 40

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New Mexico House of Representatives District 40
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Current incumbentNick Salazar Democratic Party
Population29,245
Race23.1% White, 4.9% Native American, 0.2% Black, 0.2% Asian, 70.4% Hispanic, 1.0% Other Races
Ethnicity29.6% Non-Hispanic, 70.4% Hispanic
Voting age77.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
New Mexico's fortieth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Nick Salazar.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 29,245 civilians reside within New Mexico's fortieth 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. Incumbent Nick Salazar defeated Bengie Regensberg in the Democratic primary, while James R. Gallegos was unopposed in the Republican primary. Salazar and Gallegos will face off 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 Nick Salazar (D) defeated Gary E. Martinez (R) in the general election. Salazar ran and defeated Peter A. Martinez and Bengie Regensberg in the Democratic primary. Gary Martinez was unopposed in the Republican primary.[8][9][10]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNick Salazar Incumbent 66% 7,901
     Republican Gary E. Martinez 34% 4,076
Total Votes 11,977
New Mexico House of Representatives, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNick Salazar Incumbent 51.6% 2,908
Bengie Regensberg 25.2% 1,420
Peter A. Martinez 23.3% 1,312
Total Votes 5,640

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for New Mexico House of Representatives District 40 have raised a total of $170,939. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $12,210 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, New Mexico House of Representatives District 40
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $57,084 4 $14,271
2010 $8,575 1 $8,575
2008 $11,850 1 $11,850
2006 $33,975 2 $16,988
2004 $29,270 2 $14,635
2002 $12,450 2 $6,225
2000 $17,735 2 $8,868
Total $170,939 14 $12,210

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