William Payne

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William Payne
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New Mexico Senate District 20
Incumbent
In office
1997 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 17
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
Master'sGeorgetown University
J.D.University of New Mexico
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
William H. Payne is a Republican member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996. Payne currently serves as Minority Whip.

Biography

Payne earned his B.A. from the University of New Mexico, his M.A. from Georgetown University, and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attornery. Payne served as a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Committees'
Conservation
Judiciary

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Payne ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Cornelia W. Lange in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Mexico State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Payne Incumbent 56.1% 13,626
     Democratic Cornelia W. Lange 43.9% 10,651
Total Votes 24,277

2008

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Payne won re-election to District 20 in the New Mexico Senate. Payne had no challenger.[3]

Payne raised $13,250 for his campaign.[4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Payne is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Payne raised a total of $140,125 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[5]

William Payne's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 20 Won $60,804
2010 New Mexico State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $10,300
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 20 Won $13,250
2006 New Mexico State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $900
2004 New Mexico State Senate, District 20 Won $9,100
2002 New Mexico State Senate, District 20 Not up for election $4,575
2000 New Mexico State Senate, District 20 Won $10,970
1996 New Mexico State Senate, District 20 Won $30,226
Grand Total Raised $140,125

2012

Payne won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Payne raised a total of $60,804.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Payne's campaign in 2012
Devon Energy$2,300
REC PAC$2,000
New Mexico Dental Association$2,000
New Mexico Realtors Association$2,000
Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico$1,750
Total Raised in 2012$60,804
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Payne was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Payne raised a total of $10,300.

2008

Payne won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Payne raised a total of $13,250.

206

Payne was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Payne raised a total of $900.

2004

Payne won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Payne raised a total of $9,100.

2002

Payne was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Payne raised a total of $4,575.

2000

Payne won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Payne raised a total of $10,970.

1996

Payne won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Payne raised a total of $30,226.

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

Payne and his wife, Deborah, have two children.

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Preceded by
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New Mexico State Senate District 20
1997–present
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