Peter Wirth

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Peter Wirth
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New Mexico Senate District 25
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
House of Representatives
2005 - 2009
Education
Bachelor'sStanford University
J.D.Mexico School of Law
Personal
BirthdayDecember 3, 1961
Place of birthStanford, CA
ProfessionLawyer/Mediator
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Peter Wirth (b. December 3, 1961) is a Democratic member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Wirth served in the New Mexico State House of Representatives from 2005 to 2009.

Biography

Wirth earned his B.A. in Economics/Spanish from Stanford University in 1984 and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1990. His professional experience includes working as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Oliver Seth of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals from 1990 to 1992, as a lawyer for the following firms: Catron, Catron and Sawtell from 1992 to 1994, Panagakos and Wirth, Professional Corporation, from 1995 to 2000, The Wirth Law Firm from 2000 to 2003, and Sawtell Wirth and Biedscheid, Professional Corporation, from 2004 to the present.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Conservation, Chair
Judiciary

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wirth served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wirth served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Wirth ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Mexico State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Wirth Incumbent 100% 26,128
Total Votes 26,128

2008

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Wirth was elected to District 25 in the New Mexico Senate. Wirth had no challenger.[3]

Wirth raised $93,615 for his campaign.[4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Wirth is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Wirth raised a total of $318,119 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[5]

Peter Wirth's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 25 Won $71,985
2010 New Mexico State Senate, District 25 Not up for election $2,969
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 25 Won $93,615
2006 New Mexico State House, District 47 Won $16,639
2004 New Mexico State House, District 47 Won $132,911
Grand Total Raised $318,119

2012

Wirth won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Wirth raised a total of $71,985.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peter Wirth's campaign in 2012
Schmidt, Paul & Elise$10,000
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association$2,500
Schmidt, Paul$2,300
Wirth, Nicholas$2,300
Schmidt, Elise W.$2,300
Total Raised in 2012$71,985
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Wirth was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Wirth raised a total of $2,969.

2008

Wirth won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Wirth raised a total of $93,615.

2006

Wirth won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Wirth raised a total of $16,639.

2004

Wirth won election to the New Mexico State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Wirth raised a total of $132,911.

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.[6] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[6]

  • 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.[7] In 2012, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 17 through February 16.[6]

  • 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

Wirth and his wife, Carol Romero-Wirth, have two children.

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Preceded by
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New Mexico State Senate District 25
2009–present
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