Richard Martinez

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Richard Martinez
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New Mexico Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolEspanola High School
Bachelor'sCentral New Mexico Technical Vocation Institute
OtherNorthern New Mexico Community College
Personal
Birthdayc. 1953
ProfessionMagistrate Judge (retired)
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Richard C. Martinez (born c. 1953) is a Democratic member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Martinez's professional experience includes being a retired Magistrate Judge.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Conservation
Judiciary, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

The following are themes directly quoted from Martinez's campaign platform:[2]

Education reform

  • "I will... work to bring the public and private sector together to consider the best and proven practices for an enhanced public education system."
  • ."..ensure that our state receives it’s fair share of funding for Head Start."
  • ."..seek funding for after school programs."
  • ."..continue to push to invest in higher education."

Economy

  • "I am Working for average New Mexicans through Job Creation, Fair Wages, Small Business Tax Breaks and aiding our unemployed during current economic challenges."

Medicare/Medicaid

  • "The answer to sustaining both of these programs is NOT gutting them with declining benefits and qualifications but by reigning in costs and system abuses. We can protect and secure our economic future without removing health care coverage for those who need it most, our seniors, individuals with disabilities and our children."

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Martinez ran for re-election in 2012. He ran and won against Alfredo L. Montoya in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Mexico State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Martinez Incumbent 100% 15,255
Total Votes 15,255
New Mexico State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard C. Martinez Incumbent 57.6% 4,721
Alfredo L. Montoya 42.4% 3,473
Total Votes 8,194

2008

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

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

Martinez raised $61,667 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Martinez is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Martinez raised a total of $218,740 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[7]

Richard Martinez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 5 Won $95,208
2010 New Mexico State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $5,600
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 5 Won $61,667
2006 New Mexico State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $10,350
2004 New Mexico State Senate, District 5 Won $21,825
2002 New Mexico State Senate, District 5 Not up for election $4,100
2000 New Mexico State Senate, District 5 Won $19,990
Grand Total Raised $218,740

2012

Martinez won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $95,208.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Martinez's campaign in 2012
Enterprise Products Partners$2,750
New Mexico Realtors Association$2,750
Occidental Oil & Gas$2,500
Consumer Lending Alliance$2,250
Edwards, Kareem H.$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$95,208
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Martinez was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $5,600.

2008

Martinez won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $61,667.

2006

Martinez was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $10,350.

2004

Martinez won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $21,825.

2002

Martinez was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $4,100.

2000

Martinez won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Martinez raised a total of $19,990.

Personal life

Martinez is married with no children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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New Mexico State Senate District 5
2001–present
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