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Ray Begaye

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Ray Begaye
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 4
Former officeholder
In office
1999-2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sArizona State University, 1989
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 15, 1954
Place of birthShiprock, NM
ReligionSouthern Baptist/Indigenous Christian faith
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Ray Begaye (b. February 15, 1954) is a former Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives representing District 4 from 1999-2013.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Begaye served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Begaye served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Begaye ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated Gary J. Montoya in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary. He was defeated by Republican Sharon E. Clahchischilliage in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSharon E. Clahchischilliage 61.4% 5,856
     Democratic Ray Begaye Incumbent 38.6% 3,675
Total Votes 9,531
New Mexico House of Representatives, District 4 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRay Begaye Incumbent 69.8% 1,081
Gary J. Montoya 30.2% 467
Total Votes 1,548

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Begaye won re-election to the 4th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 4 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ray Begaye (D) 5,383 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Begaye won re-election to the 4th District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Begaye had no challenger.[4]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Begaye won re-election to the 4th District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Begaye had no challenger.[5]

2004

On November 2, 2004, Begaye won re-election to the 4th District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives, besting Freda Garnanez (R).[6] Begaye spent $12,017 on his campaign, while Garnanez spent $5,306.[7]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 4 (2004)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ray Begaye (D) 5,659
Freda Garnanez (R) 3,540

2002

On November 5, 2002, Begaye won re-election to the 4th District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Begaye had no challenger.[8]

2000

On November 7, 2000, Begaye won re-election to the 4th District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives, besting Verlin Hammons (R).[9] Begaye spent $12,589 on his campaign, while Hammons did not spend any money.[10]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 4 (2000)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ray Begaye (D) 4,297 69%
Verlin Hammons (R) 1,956 31%

1998

On November 3, 1998, Begaye was elected to the 4th District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Begaye had no challenger.[11]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Begaye was up for re-election, he collected $9,300 in donations.[12]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

New Mexico House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ray Begaye's campaign in 2010
Shoats & Weaks$1,100
Sunray Gaming Of New Mexico$1,000
Lujan, Carmen$600
Altria$500
New Mexico Realtors Association$500
Total Raised in 2010 $9,300

2008

In 2008 Begaye raised $10,800 in contributions.[13]

His largest contributor was Pueblo of Isleta, donating $1,000 to Begaye's campaign.

Controversies

False expense vouchers

In September 2012, it was reported that the New Mexico Attorney General had started investigating Begaye for submitting false expense vouchers to the state for a conference he attended in 2010.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jimmie Garnenez, Sr.
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 4
1999 – 2013
Succeeded by
Sharon E. Clahchischilliage (R)