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Lynda Lovejoy
New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner - District 4
In office
2015 - present
Term ends
Years in position 0
Base salary$90,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Mexico State Senate, District 22
2007 - 2013
New Mexico House of Representatives
1989 - 1999
Associate'sUniversity of New Mexico
Bachelor'sNorthern Arizona University
Office website
Lynda Lovejoy is the Democratic representative for District 4 on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner.[1] She was unopposed for election in 2014 after her victory over incumbent Theresa Becenti-Aguilar in the Democratic primary on June 3, 2014.

Lovejoy served in the New Mexico Senate, representing District 22 from 2007 to 2013. Lovejoy also served in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 1989 to 1999.


Lovejoy earned her A.A in elementary education from the University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus in 1985 and her B.S. in public administration from Northern Arizona University in 1987. She is currently attending New Mexico Highland University for her MBA. Her professional experience includes working as President of Lovejoy Consulting Partners, LLC, since 2013, as a telecommunications and electric utility consultant and as director of the Navajo Area Agency on Aging Navajo Nation.[2]

Political career

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (2015-Present)

Lovejoy was first elected to the District 4 seat on the commission in 2014. She replaced Theresa Becenti-Aguilar (D), who served from 2010 to 2014.

New Mexico Senate, District 22 (2007-2013)

Lovejoy represented District 22 in the New Mexico State Senate from 2007 to 2013.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: New Mexico down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Lovejoy ran for election to the office of New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner. Lovejoy won the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014, defeating incumbent Theresa Becenti-Aguilar.[1] She faced no opposition in the general election. Lynda Lovejoy won the general election on November 4, 2014, without opposition.


Primary election
New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner, District 4, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLynda Lovejoy 46.2% 9,904
Theresa Becenti-Aguilar Incumbent 32.4% 6,935
Edward Michael 21.4% 4,587
Total Votes 21,426
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.


See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Lovejoy ran for re-election in 2012. She was defeated by Benny J. Shendo Jr. in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary.[3][4]

New Mexico State Senate, District 22 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBenny J. Shendo Jr. 40.9% 1,989
Lynda M. Lovejoy Incumbent 36.5% 1,776
Joshua Madalena 15.5% 752
Anthony Begay 7.2% 349
Total Votes 4,866


See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Lovejoy won re-election to the 22nd District in the New Mexico Senate. Lovejoy had no challenger.[5]

Lovejoy raised $22,750 for her campaign.[6]

Campaign donors


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Lynda Lovejoy's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Pueblo of Santa Domingo $2,500
Pueblo of Santa Ana $2,000
Michael Sanchez Senate Majority Leader Fund $2,000
Pueblo of Isleta $1,500
Bill Richardson for Governor $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Theresa Becenti-Aguilar (D)
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, District 4
Succeeded by
Preceded by
New Mexico State Senate District 22
Succeeded by
Benny J. Shendo Jr. (D)