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Phil Griego
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New Mexico Senate District 39
Former member
In office
1997 - March 14, 2015
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolSt. Michael's High School
J.D.College of Santa Fe
Personal
ProfessionCEO/Rancher
CandidateVerification
Phil A. Griego (b. 1949) is a former Democratic member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 39 from 1996 to March 14, 2015. He resigned in the wake of an ethics investigation.[1]

Biography

Griego earned his J.D. from the College of Law of the College of Santa Fe. His professional experience includes working as a rancher, and as the CEO of American Surety Title Company.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

In the 2015 legislative session, Griego served on the following committees:

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2015
Conservation
Corporations and Transportation, Chair

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Griego served on the following committees:

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Griego ran for re-election in 2012. He ran and won against Nicole Castellano and Jack Sullivan in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary. Griego defeated Republican Aubrey Dunn in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New Mexico State Senate, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Griego Incumbent 55.3% 10,148
     Republican Aubrey Dunn 44.7% 8,195
Total Votes 18,343
New Mexico State Senate, District 39 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil A. Griego Incumbent 43.6% 1,884
Jack Sullivan 33.1% 1,434
Nicole Castellano 23.3% 1,008
Total Votes 4,326

2008

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Griego was re-elected to District 39 in the New Mexico Senate. Griego had no challenger.[4]

Griego raised $47,925 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Griego is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Griego raised a total of $710,752 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[6]

Phil Griego's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 39 Won $184,544
2010 New Mexico State Senate, District 39 Not up for election $63,951
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 39 Won $47,925
2006 New Mexico State Senate, District 39 Not up for election $7,450
2004 New Mexico State Senate, District 39 Won $117,505
2002 New Mexico State Senate, District 39 Not up for election $0
2000 New Mexico State Senate, District 39 Won $170,044
1996 New Mexico State Senate, District 39 Won $119,333
Grand Total Raised $710,752

2012

Griego won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Griego raised a total of $184,544.

2010

Griego was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Griego raised a total of $63,951.

2008

Griego won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Griego raised a total of $47,925.

2006

Griego was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Griego raised a total of $7,450.

2004

Griego won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Griego raised a total of $117,505.

2002

Griego was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Griego raised a total of $0.

2000

Griego won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Griego raised a total of $170,044.

1996

Griego won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Griego raised a total of $119,333.

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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.[7] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[7]

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

  • 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

Griego is married to Jane. They have three children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Controversies

Misuse of campaign funds

A complaint was filed with the New Mexico Secretary of State against Griego by opponent Jack Sullivan alleging Griego was misusing campaign funds. He responded in particular to one claim about a 1955 Chevy truck he uses, explaining the truck was used solely by the campaign. The Secretary of State has not made a decision regarding the complaint.[9]

Ethics investigation

On March 14, 2015, Griego resigned in the wake of an ethics investigation by an interim legislative ethics committee.[10] The subject of the investigation was Griego's involvement in a 2014 real estate deal in which the legislature approved the sale of a state-owned building. Not long after that, Griego said he was contacted by the building's buyer and was made broker of the building.[11] He reportedly made a $50,000 commission on the sale.[12] When asked about the property deal last year, Griego defended his actions, telling the Albuquerque Journal, "I didn’t feel there was an ethical problem when I did the deal. We were already out of the session. I didn’t feel I was doing anything wrong."[13] The state's Constitution prohibits lawmakers from financially benefiting from any contract passed by the legislature during their term in office.[13] According to the New Mexico Political Report, a Senate member said that Griego had two options when the ethics investigation became public: "[t]he choice was resignation or a possible vote on removal from office."[14]

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Preceded by
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New Mexico State Senate District 39
1997–March 14, 2015
Succeeded by
Ted Barela (R)