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Dede Feldman
New Mexico Senate District 13
Former member
In office
1997 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
Master'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
Date of birthMarch 10, 1947
Place of birthWest Chester, PA
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Dede Feldman (b. March 10, 1947) is a former Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate, representing District 13 from 1997 to 2013.


Feldman earned her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 and 1969, respectively. Her professional experience includes working as a reporter for Albuquerque News from 1980 to 1982, as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Albuquerque from 1980 to 1985 and for the University of New Mexico from 1989 to 1995. She has been the owner of Dede Feldman and Company since 1985. She has also been the President of Dede Feldman and Company since 1987.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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


Healthcare legislation

In response to the December 13, 2010, Eastern District of Virginia ruling on Ken Cuccinelli's suit challenging the constitutionality of the 2010 health care reform law, Sen. Feldman said:

"This is just one of three cases the court has ruled on [challenging the health care bill] and it’s the first one that ruled the mandate is unconstitutional … Everyone is looking to see what happens on appeal. The ruling has no practical effect. States are still implementing the law and still getting grants and moving ahead with state insurance exchanges."[2]



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Feldman did not run for re-election in 2012.[3][4] When she announced her retirement, she had plans to resume running her communications company. She declared that a new person should "carry the torch for District 13."[5]


See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Feldman won re-election to the 13th District in the New Mexico Senate. Feldman had no challenger.[6]

Feldman raised $107,485 for her campaign.[7]

Campaign donors


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Dede Feldman's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Presbyterian Health Plan $3,500
Freeform Associates $3,291
New Mexico Ophthalmologist Society $2,500
New Mexico Medical Society $2,000
Pueblo of Isleta $1,500


Feldman and her husband, Mark, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Mexico State Senate District 13
Succeeded by
Bill B. O'Neill (D)