Lee Cotter

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Lee S. Cotter
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New Mexico State Senate District 36
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNew Mexico State University
Master'sUniversity of Arizona
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lee S. Cotter is a Republican member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Cotter earned a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Arizona.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cotter served on the following committees:

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Corporations and Transportation
Education

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Cotter ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico State Senate District 36. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Incumbent Mary Jane Garcia (D) defeated Oscar Vasquez Butler in the Democratic primary. Cotter defeated Garcia in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New Mexico State Senate, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLee S. Cotter 53.9% 9,146
     Democratic Mary Jane Garcia 46.1% 7,826
Total Votes 16,972

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cotter is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Cotter raised a total of $104,387 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[4]

Lee Cotter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 36 Won $43,919
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 36 Defeated $48,022
2004 New Mexico State Senate, District 36 Defeated $12,446
Grand Total Raised $104,387

2012

Cotter won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cotter raised a total of $43,919.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lee Cotter's campaign in 2012
Cotter, Lee$21,000
PAC 22$4,450
Stuart Ingle for Senate$1,000
Peyton, Janice$1,000
Devon Energy$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$43,919
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Cotter lost the election for the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Cotter raised a total of $48,022.

2004

Cotter lost the election for the New Mexico State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Cotter raised a total of $12,446.

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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.[5] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[5]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Jane Garcia (D)
New Mexico State Senate District 36
2013–present
Succeeded by
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