Kent Cravens

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Kent Cravens
New Mexico Senate District 21
Former officeholder
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
OtherNew Mexico Military Institute
BirthdayJanuary 25, 1960
Place of birthAlbuquerque, NM
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Kent Cravens (b. January 25, 1960) was a Republican member of the New Mexico Senate. He joined the New Mexico State Senate in 2001. He has served in that position until 2011, representing the 21st District.

Cravens has been 1st Vice Chair of the Bernalillo County Republican Party since 1998. Cravens was the owner of Premier Foods Incorporated from 1989 to 1997. He has been the owner of Alphagraphics Print Shop since 1999. Cravens received his diploma from Manzano High School in 1978.


Cravens announced his resignation on September 29. Cravens indicated he would resign once the redistricting process was completed. He will take a job with the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association.[1][2]

Committee assignments


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


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



On November 4, 2008, Cravens was re-elected to the 21st District Seat in the New Mexico Senate, besting Jessica Wolfe (D).[3] Cravens raised $84,870 for his campaign, while Wolfe raised $8,086.[4]

New Mexico Senate, District 21 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kent Cravens (R) 15,638
Jessica Wolfe (D) 11,818

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Kent Cravens' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New Mexico Dental Association $3,000
New Mexico Medical Society $1,800
Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico $1,500
ALTRIA $1,500
New Mexico Home Builders Association $1,500


Cravens and his wife, Melanie, have three children.

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Preceded by
New Mexico State Senate
District 21

Succeeded by
Lisa Curtis

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