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Kelly K. Fajardo

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Kelly K. Fajardo
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 7
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
  December 31, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionSmall business owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Kelly K. Fajardo is a Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 7. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
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This candidate ran in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The New Mexico House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 5.7 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 15 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were nine districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another six districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

She serves on the Board of the Greater Belen Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Business Women of Valencia County.[1]

Biography

Fajardo's professional experience includes being the owner of KKF Media, a social media and web services consulting company.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Fajardo served on the following committees:

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2015
Health, Vice-Chair
Government, Elections and Indian Affairs
Rules and Order of Business

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Fajardo served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Fajardo described her political philosophy as follows:[1]

Strong conservative values, pro-life, a member of the NRA, supports small business and protecting education.

Elections

2014

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014
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Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Incumbent Kelly K. Fajardo was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Teresa K.E. Smith De Cherif defeated Andrew Barreras in the Democratic primary. Fajardo defeated Smith De Cherif in the general election.[2][3]

The New Mexico House of Representatives was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New Mexico House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounted to 5.7 percent of the chamber. District 7 in the House was identified by Ballotpedia, the Sante Fe New Mexican and the New Mexico Telegram as a battleground district that would be key in determining control of the New Mexico House of Representatives. Incumbent Kelly K. Fajardo (R) was targeted by Democrats because she skipped a vote last legislative session to raise the state's minimum-wage. In the general election, Fajardo defeated Teresa K.E. Smith De Cherif (D). Smith De Cherif defeated Andrew Barreras in the Democratic primary. Fajardo narrowly defeated Barreras in 2012.[4][5]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Fajardo Incumbent 57.1% 3,514
     Democratic Teresa Smith De Cherif 42.9% 2,642
Total Votes 6,156

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fajardo ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico House of Representatives District 7. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Incumbent David Chavez (R) did not running for re-election. Fajardo defeated Andrew J. Barreras (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKelly K. Fajardo 50.4% 4,522
     Democratic Andrew Barreras 49.6% 4,445
Total Votes 8,967

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fajardo is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Fajardo raised a total of $85,535 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[8]

Kelly K. Fajardo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 7 Won $85,535
Grand Total Raised $85,535

2012

Fajardo won election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Fajardo raised a total of $85,535.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kelly K. Fajardo's campaign in 2012
House Republican Leadership Committee$4,400
Susana PAC$2,500
Farmers Insurance Group$2,500
Marions, Garry$2,300
New Mexico Turn Around$2,300
Total Raised in 2012$85,535
Source: Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[9] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[9]

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Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Fajardo's endorsements included the following:[10]

  • Jerah Cordova, Mayor of Belen
  • Bryan R. Olguin Mayor, Town of Peralta
  • Mark Gwinn, Mayor of Rio Communities
  • State Chamber
  • Catholic Coalition of New Mexico
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • New Mexico Right to Life Committee

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