Ricky Little

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Ricky Little
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Candidate for
New Mexico House of Representatives District 53
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New Mexico House of Representatives, District 53
January 18, 2011-2013
ProfessionHouse Mover
Campaign website
Ricky Little is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 53 of the New Mexico House of Representatives.

He is a former member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 53 from 2011 to 2013.

Prior to running for office, Little earned a living by moving houses, structures, and portable classrooms. In his campaign for office he defeated incumbent Nathan Cote in 2010, but was defeated by Cote in 2012.[1]

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


Little's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

A Strong Economy

  • Excerpt: "The reality is that the best source of tax money is business — more money in our state budget and a sustainable quality of life for all of us starts with making it easier for responsible, sustainable businesses to DO business here in New Mexico."

Strong Ethics

  • Excerpt: "As your representative, I will not engage in cronyism, sweetheart deals, pay-to-play schemes or any other form of corruption or ethics violations, nor will I look the other way when others do so."
  • Excerpt: "I will support legislation and reform to create fair elections in New Mexico, including a photo ID system that creates accountability at the polls while not penalizing people who don’t have access to photo ID systems."

Strong Borders

  • Excerpt: "As a legislator, I am ready to sit down at the table and get to work crafting solutions that protect our borders while preserving our legacy of cultural diversity."

Strong Schools

  • Excerpt: "State government can and should set broad-based educational standards and goals. But then we need to get out of the way and let local schools – and the teachers responsible for teaching our children – get the job done in ways that work for them."



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. Ricky Little was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Mariaelena Johnson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Little and Johnson will face off in the general election.[3][4]


See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Little ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary. He was defeated by Democrat Nate Cote in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNathan Cote 53.2% 2,620
     Republican Ricky Little Incumbent 46.8% 2,304
Total Votes 4,924


See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Little won election to the New Mexico House of Representatives in the general election on November 2. He defeated incumbent Nathan Cote (D).[7][8] Little was unopposed in the June 1 Republican primary.

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 53 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ricky Little (R) 3,753 52.90%
Nathan Cote (D) 3,340 47.10%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Little raised a total of $32,122 in campaign contributions.[9]

His 3 largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
New Mexico Republican Party $9,328
Little, Ricky $5,007
Murphy, Mark $2,000


On April 1, 2012, the organization ProgressNow New Mexico accused Little of representing a district in which he does not actually live. Allegedly, Little has listed his business address as his home address, while the residential address associated with Little is outside of the district.[10] Little responded to the allegations, noting that he and his divorced wife were "reconciling" their relationship, but that he slept at his business address most nights.[11]

Little's candidacy was also challenged by groups claiming Little filled out his election paperwork incorrectly.[12][13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nathan Cote (D)
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 53
Succeeded by
Nathan Cote (D)