|New Mexico House of Representatives District 36|
|2001-2013, January 20, 2015 - present|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position (current service)||0|
|Years in position (previous service)||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 36|
|2001 - 2013|
|Bachelor's||New Mexico State University, 1962|
|Master's||New Mexico State University, 1974|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1953 - 1956|
|Date of birth||November 30, 1935|
|Place of birth||Roswell, New Mexico|
The New Mexico House had 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.
On January 25, 2011, Nunez changed his partisan registration from Democratic to Independent. Nunez reportedly made the switch because he had been removed from his chairmanship of the Agriculture and Water Resources Committee, after refusing to support Ben Lujan, Sr. in his re-election to Speaker of the House. Lujan then selected a new chair, prompting Nunez's change.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nunez served on the following committees:
- Education Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives
- Transportation and Public Works Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nunez served on the following committees:
- Agriculture and Water Resources Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives
- Energy and Natural Resources Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives
Nunez's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- Excerpt: "I am committed to funding the settlement of water rights in the state and protecting the water resources in New Mexico."
- Excerpt: "I am dedicated to creating jobs in our state by making it easier for new businesses to access capital."
- Excerpt: "I am determined to reform New Mexico’s regulatory process. I want to get rid of the bureaucratic maze and streamline the licensing and permitting process for all business."
2014New Mexico House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Incumbent Phillip M. Archuleta was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Andrew Nunez was unopposed in the Republican primary. Nunez defeated Archuleta in the general election.
The New Mexico House of Representatives was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New Mexico House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounted to 5.7 percent of the chamber. District 36 in the House was identified by Ballotpedia, the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico Telegram and the Republican State Leadership Committee as a battleground district that would be key in determining control of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The Future Majority Project, part of the Republican State Leadership Committee, announced in August, that District 36 was apart of the projects races to watch. Democrats hoped to hang on to District 36, where first-term lawmaker Phillip M. Archuleta (D), missed all of 2014's session due to health reasons. Andrew Nunez (R), a former House member, defeated Archuleta in the 2014 general election.
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 36 General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Phillip Archuleta Incumbent||45.9%||2,646|
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Phillip M. Archuleta||43.6%||1,873|
|Republican||Mike A. Tellez||35.7%||1,534|
|Independent||Andrew Nunez Incumbent||20.7%||891|
Nunez won re-election to the 36th District seat in 2010. He defeated Gilbert Apodaca and Nicole Parra-Perez in the primary election. Nunez defeated Debra White (R) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.
|New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 36 (2010)|
|Andrew Nunez (D)||4,277||55.80%|
|Debra White (R)||3,385||44.20%|
On November 4, 2008, Nunez was elected to the 36th District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives, besting Mike Tellez (R). Nunez raised $71,101 for his campaign, while Tellez raised $16,605.
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 15 (2008)|
|Andrew Nunez (D)||5,432|
|Mike Tellez (R)||4,703|
In 2010, a year in which Nunez won re-election, he collected $70,310 in donations. His top donors were:
|New Mexico Democratic Party||$3,656|
In 2008, Nunez collected $71,101 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|New Mexico Democratic Legislative Campaign CMTE||$20,570|
|New Mexico Democratic Party||$2,500|
|New Mexico Realtors Association||$2,116|
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- Profile from the New Mexico House of Representatives
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- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
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- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- New Mexico Votes profile
- Ballot Access News, "New Mexico Gains its First Independent State Legislator," March 5, 2011
- Andy Nunez campaign website, "About Andy," accessed September 15, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Results Primary Election - June 3, 2014," accessed July 7, 2014
- New Mexico State Legislature, "2014 Primary Election Candidates," accessed May 13, 2014
- NM Telegram, "GOP group meets in Santa Fe, highlights NM race among those to watch," August 26, 2014
- New Mexico Telegram, "Battle for the state House will center on ten districts," June 4, 2014
- Albuquerque Journal, "Primary election sets stage for state House control," May 26, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," accessed May 12, 2014(Archived)
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2010 General Election results," accessed May 12, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General Election Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "New Mexico House of representatives spending, 2008," accessed April 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions to Nunez," accessed May 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 campaign contributions," accessed May 14, 2014
Phillip M. Archuleta (D
|New Mexico House of Representatives - District 36
| Succeeded by|
E.G. Smokey Blanton
|New Mexico House of Representatives - District 36
2001 – 2013
| Succeeded by|
Phillip M. Archuleta (D)