John A. Sanchez
|John A. Sanchez|
|Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico|
|January 1, 2011 - Present|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||Diane Denish (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 15|
|2000 - 2002|
|Place of birth||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
In 2005, John was recognized as one of the Top 40 Most Influential Hispanics in the Country.
A February 2013 article in Governing named Sanchez as one of the top state Republican officials to watch in 2013.
Sanchez is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. According to his office biography, Sanchez comes from a long line of politicians and public servants, dating back to 1860, when his great, great grandfather served as territorial legislator from San Miguel County.
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In 2004, Sanchez served as the South-West Regional Chair for George W. Bush's Presidential Campaign.
Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico (2011-present)
Sanchez was sworn in as New Mexico's 31st lieutenant governor on January 1, 2011.
New Mexico House of Representatives (2000-2002)
Sanchez was first elected to public office in 1997 as Councilman for the Village of Los Ranchos, New Mexico.
Sanchez is eligible to run for re-election as New Mexico Lieutenant Governor in 2014. He has not yet made his intentions in the race known.
“It would be immoral to watch the federal government keep spending more money than it’s taking in,” Sanchez said. “That’s why I’m announcing my candidacy.”
The 48-year-old sought to wrest the GOP nomination from former Congresswoman Heather Wilson and two "dark horse" Republican candidates, Greg Sowards of Las Cruces and Bill English of Alamogordo. Wilson had been assiduously racking up endorsements from big-name Republicans across the state in months leading up to this announcement.
“This really isn’t the time for that,” Sanchez said, “this is the time for me to announce my candidacy. We’ve got almost a year to go before the election.”
Sanchez dropped out of the race on February 9, 2012.
Sanchez defeated Kent Cravens and Brian Moore in the June 1 primary, winning with 39.71% of the vote. He faced Brian S. Colón (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010 won the election for Lieutenant Governor and was officially sworn in on January 1st, 2011 along with Governor Suzanna Martinez.
Comprehensive donor information for Sanchez is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Sanchez raised a total of $3,312,661 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.
|John A. Sanchez's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||NM Lieutenant Governor||$-109,913|
|2010||NM Lieutenant Governor||$503,045|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,312,661|
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|John A. Sanchez's Campaign Contributions|
Lt. Governor of New Mexico
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$763,041|
|Top 5 contributors||John Sanchez||$295,035|
|Select Management Resources||$12,500|
|Consumer Lending Alliance||$12,500|
|Select Milk Producers||$10,000|
|Eddy County Republican Party||$10,000|
Sanchez currently resides in his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Debra and their two children.
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- Japanese officials tour New Mexico in search of natural gas deal - Kansas Watchdog
- Lt. Gov. Sanchez hears local concerns - Ruidoso News
- Jobs needed to recover from recession - Ruidoso News
- Mayors to converge on Ruidoso this month - Ruidoso News
- ENMU-R commencement to begin - Ruidoso News
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- Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico
- Current Governor of New Mexico Susana Martinez
- Lieutenant Governor
- John A. Sanchez campaign website (link dead as of May 2013)
- John Sanchez U.S. Senate campaign website (link dead as of May 2013)
- Project Vote Smart biography
- John A. Sanchez on Facebook (link dead as of May 2013)
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2002
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico, "Meet Lieutenant Governor John A. Sanchez," accessed January 17, 2013
- ↑ Governing, "State Republican Officials to Watch in 2013," February 6, 2013
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- ↑ New Mexico Legislature, "Representative John A. Sanchez - (R)," accessed January 17, 2013
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Sanchez officially jumps into Senate race," Capitol Report New Mexico, May 24, 2011
- ↑ Roll Call "Republican John Sanchez Drops New Mexico Senate Bid," Accessed February 18, 2012
- ↑ Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for John A. Sanchez," accessed May 21, 2013
- ↑ Follow the Money.org
Diane Denish (D)
|Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico
2011 - present
| Succeeded by|