Kelly K. Fajardo
|Kelly K. Fajardo|
|New Mexico House of Representatives District 7|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Profession||Small business owner|
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.
Fajardo's professional experience includes being the owner of KKF Media, a social media and web services consulting company.
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|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Fajardo served on the following committees:
|New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Enrolling and Engrossing - A|
|• Health, Government and Indian Affairs|
Fajardo described her political philosophy as follows:
Strong conservative values, pro-life, a member of the NRA, supports small business and protecting education.
2014New 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.
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.
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 7 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Kelly Fajardo Incumbent||57.1%||3,514|
|Democratic||Teresa Smith De Cherif||42.9%||2,642|
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 7 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Teresa K.E. Smith De Cherif||51.4%||792|
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.
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 7, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Kelly K. Fajardo||50.4%||4,522|
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.
|Kelly K. Fajardo's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New Mexico State House, District 7||$85,535|
|Grand Total Raised||$85,535|
2012Fajardo 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|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$2,500|
|New Mexico Turn Around||$2,300|
|Total Raised in 2012||$85,535|
|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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In 2014, Fajardo's endorsements included the following:
- 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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- New Mexico House of Representatives
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- Profile from the New Mexico House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Kelly Fajardo on Twitter
- Kelly Fajardo on LinkedIn
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Email submission to Ballotpedia, July 10, 2012
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Results Primary Election - June 3, 2014," accessed July 7, 2014
- New Mexico State Legislature, "2014 Primary Election Candidates," accessed May 13, 2014
- Santa Fe New Mexican, "House hopeful makes six-figure contribution to own campaign," May 12, 2014
- New Mexico Telegram, "Battle for the state House will center on ten districts," June 4, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," accessed May 13, 2014(Archived)
- followthemoney.org, "Fajardo, Kelly K.," accessed May 23, 2013
- New Mexico Legislature, "Session dates," accessed July 9, 2014
- Kelly Fajardo Campaign website, "Endorsements," accessed September 12, 2014