|New Mexico State Senate District 30|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Laguna Acoma Junior- Senior High School|
|Bachelor's||Eastern New Mexico University|
|Master's||New Mexico Highlands University, M.B.A.|
|Date of birth||June 24, 1958|
|Profession||Director of the NMSU Grants Campus, Small Business Development Center|
Sanchez earned a B.B.A. in Accounting from Eastern New Mexico University in 1981 and a M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from New Mexico Highlands University in 1982. His professional experience includes working as Director of New Mexico State University's Grants Campus from 1991 to the present.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sanchez served on the following committees:
|New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Corporations and Transportation, Vice-chair|
In February 2014, Sanchez came out against a resolution to raise New Mexico’s minimum wage through a constitutional amendment, which prompted strong opposition against his stance. “It comes with the territory,” Sanchez said in an interview. The resolution would raise the minimum wage to roughly $8.50 an hour alongside cost-of-living adjustments. Sanchez’s opposition could prove the deciding vote against the resolution in New Mexico Senate Rules Committee, which is composed of 6 Democrats and 4 Republicans. If Sanchez votes no, it would result in a tie vote, defeating the resolution. “It should be hard to change the constitution,” Sanchez said. “I just don’t think raising the minimum wage by constitutional amendment is where it belongs. That should be done in statute.”
- See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012
Sanchez ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico State Senate District 30. He defeated Randolph Marshall Collins, Maxine R. Velasquez and incumbent David Ulibarri in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. He defeated Vickie Perea in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New Mexico State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012|
|New Mexico State Senate, District 30 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Maxine R. Velasquez||30.9%||1,226|
|David Ulibarri Incumbent||22.4%||889|
|Randolph Marshall Collins||15.7%||624|
Comprehensive donor information for Sanchez is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Sanchez raised a total of $63,153 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.
|Clemente Sanchez's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New Mexico State Senate, District 30||$49,962|
|2008||New Mexico State Senate, District 30||$13,191|
|Grand Total Raised||$63,153|
2012Sanchez won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sanchez raised a total of $49,962.
|New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Clemente Sanchez's campaign in 2012|
|Silver Lining Services||$4,600|
|Our New Mexico PAC||$2,500|
|Pueblo of Pojoaque||$2,500|
|Michael Sanchez-Majority Leader Fund||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$49,962|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2008Sanchez lost the election for the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Sanchez raised a total of $13,191.
|New Mexico State Senate 2008 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Clemente Sanchez's campaign in 2008|
|Pueblo of Acoma||$2,300|
|Legi X Co||$1,000|
|Sanchez, Jose T.||$500|
|Sanchez, Richard Ray||$500|
|Total Raised in 2008||$13,191|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16. In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.
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Sanchez and his wife Georgia have two children and four grandchildren.
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- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed May 12, 2014
- WatchDog.org, "NM Democrat catches heat for opposition to minimum wage amendment," accessed February 12, 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)
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- followthemoney.org, "Sanchez, Clemente," accessed May 23, 2013
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David Ulibarri (D)
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