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Al Park

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Al Park
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 26
Former member
In office
2001-2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPurdue University, 1992
J.D.George Washington University, 1995
Personal
Date of birthJanuary 24, 1970
Place of birthPanama Canal Zone, United States
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
CandidateVerification
Al Park (b. January 24, 1970) is a former Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 26 from 2001 to 2013.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Gay marriage recognition

In the stretch before the beginning of the 2011 session, Rep. Al Park asked King for an opinion on whether same-sex marriages from other jurisdictions are valid in New Mexico.

Attorney General Gary King responded by saying that although a majority of states bar recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other states, he says that New Mexico does not have an explicit statute prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriage from out of state.

"We conclude that a court addressing the issue would likely hold … that a valid same-sex marriage from another jurisdiction is valid in New Mexico,” said King.

The new Gov. Susana Martinez made note that she "made it clear during the campaign that she opposes same-sex marriage. It’s important to note that no New Mexico court has ruled on this issue.”[1]

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico state executive official elections, 2012

Park did not running for re-election to the state house in 2012. Instead he ran for a seat on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission in 2012.[2]

Park lost to Cynthia Hall and Karen Montoya in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. Christopher Ocksrider was unopposed in the Republican primary.[3]

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, District 1, Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Montoya 36.3% 10,972
Cynthia Hall 33.2% 10,038
Al Park 30.5% 9,221
Total Votes 30,231

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Park won re-election to the 26th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Larry Kennedy (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 26 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Al Park (D) 3,021 62.00%
Larry Kennedy (R) 1,851 38.00%

2008

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Park won re-elected to the 26th District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives, besting Rhead Story (R).[5] Park raised $121,894 for his campaign, while Story raised $1,167.[6]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Al Park (D) 5,502
Rhead Story (R) 1,835

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Park collected $93,983 in donations[7]

His 5 largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Abernethy, Robert $5,000
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association $5,000
New Mexico Democratic Party $2,532
New Mexico Automotive Dealers Association $2,500
Heard Robins Cloud Black & Lubel $2,500

2008

In 2008, Park collected $121,894 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association $6,000
Consumer Lending Alliance $4,000
Plumber & Steamfitters Local 412 $2,000
New Mexico Realtors Association $1,750

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arthur Hawkins
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 26
2001–2013
Succeeded by
Georgene Louis (D)