Cara A. Valente-Compton

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Cara Valente-Compton
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Candidate for
New Mexico House of Representatives District 19
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico (2010)
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Cara Valente-Compton was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 19 of the New Mexico House of Representatives. Valente-Compton was defeated by incumbent Sheryl Williams Stapleton in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012.[1]

This is Valente-Compton's first run for political office.[2]

Valente-Compton earned a BP in political science from the University of New Mexico. She is currently pursuing a J.D. from the University of New Mexico, with an expected graduation of 2014.

She began working as a political consultant in 1988.


Campaign themes


Valente-Compton describes her political philosophy as follows:

"I am a very liberal, progressive Democrat. I hope to restore tax equity to the New Mexico business community by closing the "box store loop hole" which permits large corporations to operate without paying a profit tax, while NM small businesses struggle to pay their fare share. I will fight for my friends in the gay community to ensure that they have marriage equality. I will work to improve access to quality health care in New Mexico. Most of all I promise to elevate the tone in Santa Fe, and put an end to the partisan bickering that is holding back our state."[2]



See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Valente-Compton ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico House of Representatives District 19. She was defeated by incumbent Sheryl M. Williams-Stapleton in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012.[1] The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 19 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSheryl M. Williams-Stapleton Incumbent 56.9% 1,533
Cara A. Valente-Compton 43.1% 1,159
Total Votes 2,692

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