Richard Vigil

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Richard Vigil
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New Mexico House of Representatives, District 70
Former representative
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Mexico House of Representatives, District 70
1999 - 2012
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
CandidateVerification
Richard Vigil was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 70 of the New Mexico House of Representatives.

He is a former Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 70 from 1999 to 2012.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Vigil served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Vigil served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

In an article in the Albuquerque Journal, Vigil said he was running for the following reasons:[1]

  • Excerpt: "Returning to the New Mexico Legislature as State Representative for District 70 would allow me to return “seniority” back to District 70. I have the knowledge, experience and I am willing to work for the people of District 70 to represent their needs and concerns before the Legislature. I have proven that I am accessible to the not only to the people of District 70, but to the entire state of New Mexico. I am educated in the school of “hard knocks,” as are you, many of the citizens of New Mexico."

Elections

2014

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Incumbent Tomas E. Salazar defeated Richard Vigil in the Democratic primary. Salazar is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Vigil ran for re-election in 2012. He lost to Tomas E. Salazar in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary.[4][5]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 70 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTomas E. Salazar 55.3% 2,526
Richard D. Vigil Incumbent 44.7% 2,044
Total Votes 4,570

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Vigil won re-election to the 70th District seat in 2010. He defeated three opponents in the primary election. Vigil defeated Mel Root (R) in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 70 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Vigil (D) 4,769 65.00%
Mel Root (R) 2,570 35.00%

2008

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Vigil was elected to the 70th District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives, besting Mel Root (R).[7] Vigil raised $60,595 for his campaign, while Root raised $900.[8]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 70 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Vigil (D) 7,185
Mel Root (R) 3,107

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Vigil was up for re-election, he collected $53,478 in donations.[9]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

New Mexico House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Vigil's campaign in 2010
Robert Vigil For State Treasurer$18,800
Gl Environmental Inc$3,500
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 412$2,000
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Gl Enviornmental Inc$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $53,478

2008

In 2008, Vigil collected $60,595 in donations.[10]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Robert Vigil for State Treasurer $11,637
RVS Transportation $8,000
CMTE to Elect Ken Martinez $2,000
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association $2,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Samuel Vigil, Jr.
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 70
1999–2012
Succeeded by
Tomas E. Salazar (D)