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Sharon E. Clahchischilliage
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 4
In office
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 1
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolNavajo Methodist Mission
Bachelor'sEastern New Mexico University, Portales
Master'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
Place of birthFarmington, NM
ProfessionExecutive Director, Navajo Nation Washington Office
Office website
Campaign website
Sharon E. Clahchischilliage is a Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 4. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Clahchischilliage earned a B.A. in Education from Eastern New Mexico University in 1976 and a M.A. in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Finance
Enrolling and Engrossing - A
Transportation and Public Works



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 Sharon E. Clahchischilliage was unopposed in the Republican primary. Harrison Todacheene was set to face Sarah White in the Democratic primary, but White was removed from the ballot before the primary, leaving Todacheene unopposed. Clahchischilliage and Todacheene will face off in the general election.[2][3]


See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Clahchischilliage ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico House of Representatives District 4. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Incumbent Ray Begaye (D) defeated Gary J. Montoya in the Democratic primary. She defeated Begaye in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

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

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Clahchischilliage is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Clahchischilliage raised a total of $123,751 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[6]

Sharon E. Clahchischilliage's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 3 Won $27,175
2002 New Mexico Secretary of State Defeated $96,576
Grand Total Raised $123,751


Clahchischilliage won election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Clahchischilliage raised a total of $27,175.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sharon E. Clahchischilliage's campaign in 2012
Four Corners Federated Republican Women$2,995
San Juan County Republican Party$2,500
Devon Energy$2,300
House Republican Leadership Committee$1,500
Gray, William J.$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$27,175
Source:Follow the Money


Clahchischilliage lost the election for the New Mexico Secretary of State in 2002. During that election cycle, Clahchischilliage raised a total of $96,576.


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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]

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Clahchischilliage is married with five children.

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Preceded by
Ray Begaye (D)
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 4
Succeeded by