Cynthia Nava

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Cynthia Nava
New Mexico Senate District 31
Former member
In office
1993 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWestern Illinois University
Master'sEastern Illinois University
Date of birthJune 23, 1952
ProfessionDept. Superintendent/Dir. of Spec. Ed.
Cynthia Nava (b. June 23, 1952) is a former Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate, representing District 31 from 1993 to 2013.


Nava earned her B.S. from Western Illinois University and her M.A. from Eastern Illinois University. Her professional experience includes working as Director of Special Education at Gadsden Public Schools and has also been Deputy Superintendent of Gadsden Independent School District.[1]

In June 2011, Governing Magazine named Nava one of 12 "Democratic Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities such as leadership, ambition and political potential.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Nava did not run for re-election in 2012.[3][4]


See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Nava was re-elected to the 31st District in the New Mexico Senate. Nava had no challenger.[5]

Nava raised $12,591 for her campaign.[6]

Campaign donors


Listed below are the largest contributors to Cynthia Nava's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Michael S. Sanchez $1,000
Pueblo of Isleta $1,000
New Mexico Medical Society $1,000
New Mexico Ophthalmologist Society $1,000


Nava is divorced and has three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Mexico State Senate District 31
Succeeded by
Joseph Cervantes (D)