|New Mexico House of Representatives District 23|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Valley High School|
|Place of birth||Albuquerque, NM|
|Profession||Law enforcement officer|
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pacheco served on the following committees:
|New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Enrolling and Engrossing - A|
|• Labor and Human Resources|
Pacheco's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
Jobs & Taxes
- Excerpt: "Small businesses are the engine that drives our state economy. I believe that excessive taxes and burdensome regulations kill small business, while hindering new businesses from opening. As your state representative, I have worked hard to reduce the tax burden that has been placed on them, encouraging small business owners to hire more employees and grow."
Driver’s Licenses & Undocumented Immigrants
- Excerpt: "As a matter of public safety, I support legislation to repeal the state law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain a New Mexico driver’s license. In fact, during my first term in the state Legislature, I have led the fight to end this dangerous policy, and when re-elected, I will continue this fight."
Crime & Public Safety
- Excerpt: "As a veteran Albuquerque Police Officer, I spent 27 years upholding the law, arresting violent criminals, removing drunk drivers from our streets and protecting the weak from violent offenders. As your state representative, I will continue to make public safety a top priority, making our state a safe place to live and raise our children."
Concealed Carry of Firearms
- Excerpt: "I am a strong supporter of the concealed carry law in the state of New Mexico. I will work hard to strengthen law abiding citizens’ right to defend themselves, their families and their homes from criminals. I favor Arizona’s Castle Doctrine in the area which provides a no duty to retreat provision before using force to prevent certain serious offenses, including aggravated assault."
- Excerpt: "I’m a strong supporter of education. Our children are the cornerstone of our state’s future and it’s critical we ensure education in New Mexico is competitive with surrounding states. I believe in local control of our children’s education and have worked to take control of our children’s future out of the hands of Santa Fe bureaucrats and returning it to the classroom."
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 Paul Pacheco ran unopposed in the Republican primary, while Catherine Begaye was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Pacheco defeated Begaye 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 23 in the House was identified by Ballotpedia, the Albuquerque Journal, and Sante Fe Telegram as a battleground district would be key in determining control of the New Mexico House of Representatives. Paul Pacheco (R) defeated Catherine Begaye (D) in the general election. In the last election, Pacheco beat a Democratic newcomer by only 78 votes.
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 23 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Paul Pacheco Incumbent||56.5%||5,139|
Pacheco won election in the 2012 election for New Mexico House of Representatives District 23. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Incumbent David Doyle (R) did not run for re-election. Pacheco defeated Marci Blaze (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012|
|New Mexico House of Representatives Republican Primary, District 23 (2010)|
Comprehensive donor information for Pacheco is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Pacheco raised a total of $107,566 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.
|Paul Pacheco's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New Mexico State House, District 23||$88,332|
|2010||New Mexico State House, District 23||$19,234|
|Grand Total Raised||$107,566|
2012Pacheco won election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Pacheco raised a total of $88,332.
|New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Paul Pacheco's campaign in 2012|
|House Republican Leadership Committee||$4,400|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$2,500|
|Murphy, Mark B.||$2,300|
|Total Raised in 2012||$88,332|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Pacheco lost the election for the New Mexico State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Pacheco raised a total of $19,234.
|New Mexico State House 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Paul Pacheco's campaign in 2010|
|Desert Oasis Recovery||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$19,234|
|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, Pacheco's endorsements included the following:
Pacheco and his wife Tami have three children.
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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
- Paul Pacheco on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- People for Paul Pacheco, "Issues," accessed September 15, 2014
- 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
- New Mexico Telegram, "Battle for the state House will center on ten districts," June 4, 2014
- Albuquerque Journal, "Primary election sets stage for state House control," May 26, 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)
- New Mexico Secretary of State, Canvass of Returns of Primary Election Held on June 1, 2010. Retrieved August 22, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Pacheco, Paul," accessed May 24, 2013
- New Mexico Legislature, "Session dates," accessed July 9, 2014
- People for Paul Pacheco, "Endorsements," accessed September 15, 2014
- Peopleforpaulpacheco.com, "About Paul," accessed September 11, 2012
David Doyle (R)
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