Rod Adair

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Rod Adair
New Mexico Senate District 33
Former member
In office
1997 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEastern New Mexico University
Master'sCampbell University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1976-1996
Rod Adair is a former Republican member of the New Mexico Senate, representing District 33 from 1997 to 2013. Adair served on the Republican Party State Central Committee.

After initially declaring to run for re-election in 2012, Adair withdrew in April 2012. He associated his withdrawal with a change-of-mind against an intra-party primary battle with fellow incumbent Bill Burt.[1]


Adair earned his B.S. in political science from Eastern New Mexico University in 1975 and his M.S. in Government from Campbell University in 1985. His professional experience includes working as a demographer for New Mexico Demographic Research. He served in the United States Army from 1976 to 1996.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Adair initially declared to run for re-election in 2012. He withdrew in April 2012.[3][4]


See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Adair was re-elected to the 33rd District in the New Mexico Senate. Adair had no challenger.[5]

Adair raised $80,707 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Rod Adair's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Krum Land & Cattle Co. $7,500
Yates Petroleum $5,000
Marbob Energy $5,000
Bulldog Dodge Chrysler Jeep $3,750
Ruidoso Downs Racing $2,500


Adair and his wife, Dana, have two children.

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Preceded by
New Mexico State Senate District 33
Succeeded by
Bill Burt (R)