Stephanie Garcia Richard

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Stephanie Garcia Richard
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 43
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
Education
High schoolSilver High School
Bachelor'sColumbia University
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Stephanie Garcia Richard is a Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 43. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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This candidate is running in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The New Mexico House has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 5.7 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 15 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were nine districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another six districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Biography

Garcia Richard's earned a B.A. in Political Science from Bernard College, Columbia University in 1996 and a Certificate in Teaching from California State University, Los Angeles in 2006. Her professional experience includes teaching.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Finance
Education
Enrolling and Engrossing - B

Elections

2014

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014
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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 Stephanie Richard was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Geoff Rodgers defeated Vincent Chiravalle in the Republican primary. Richard and Rodgers will face off in the general election.[2][3]

The New Mexico House of Representatives is a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia has identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New Mexico House has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 5.7 percent of the chamber. District 43 in the House has been identified by Ballotpedia, the Albuquerque Journal and New Mexico Telegram as a battleground district that could determine control of the New Mexico House of Representatives. In a traditionally Republican district, District 43 is currently represented by first-term Democrat Stephanie Garcia Richard. Republicans will attempt to regain the seat when Garcia Richard faces Los Alamos County Council Chair Geoff Rodgers (R) in the general election. In 2012, Richard won the general election by a margin of victory of only 2 percent.[4][5]

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Garcia Richard ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico House of Representatives District 43. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated incumbent James W. Hall (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie Richard 51.2% 7,119
     Republican Jim Hall Incumbent 48.8% 6,788
Total Votes 13,907

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Richard defeated Peter Sheehey in the June 1 Democratic primary by a margin of 1,299-882. Richard lost to incumbent Jeannette Wallace (R) in the general election on November 2.[8][9]

New Mexico House of Representatives Democratic Primary, District 43 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephanie Richard 1,299
Peter Sheehey 882

Soundbites from bipartisan forum

Stephanie Richard and her opponent Jeannette Wallace spoke at a forum on September 28, 2010.[10]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Richard is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Richard raised a total of $235,507 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[11]

Stephanie Richard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 43 Won $138,215
2010 New Mexico State House, District 43 Defeated $97,292
Grand Total Raised $235,507

2012

Richard won election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Richard raised a total of $138,215.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephanie Richard's campaign in 2012
2012 PAC$5,000
Forward New Mexico$5,000
New Mexico House Majority Fund$5,000
American Federation of Teachers$5,000
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$138,215
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Richard lost the election for the New Mexico State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Richard raised a total of $97,292.

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.[12] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[12]

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Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Garcia Richard's endorsements include the following:[13]

  • Santa Fe New Mexican
  • Los Alamos Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 3279
  • New Mexico Professional Firefighters Association
  • Planned Parenthood, New Mexico
  • People for Animal Welfare of New Mexico (PAWS-NM)

  • AFL-CIO, New Mexico
  • National Education Association, New Mexico
  • Mayor of Cuba, Richard Velarde
  • Kyle & Mike Wheeler, former Los Alamos County Councilors
  • Ken Milder, former Los Alamos County Councilor

2012

In 2012, Richard’s endorsements included the following:[14]

  • The AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood, the NEA and People for Animal Welfare of New Mexico.

Personal

Richard and her husband Eric Vasquez have two daughters.[14]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James W. Hall (R)
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 43
2013–present
Succeeded by
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