Stephanie Garcia Richard

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Stephanie Garcia Richard
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 43
In office
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 1
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolSilver High School
Bachelor'sColumbia University
Office website
Campaign website
Stephanie Garcia Richard is a Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 43. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Garcia Richard's earned a B.A. in Political Science from Bernard College, Columbia University in 1996 and a Certificate in Teaching from California State University, Los Angeles in 2006. Her professional experience includes teaching.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Finance
Enrolling and Engrossing - B



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 Stephanie Richard was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Geoff Rodgers defeated Vincent Chiravalle in the Republican primary. Richard and Rodgers will face off in the general election.[2][3]


See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Garcia Richard ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico House of Representatives District 43. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated incumbent James W. Hall (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 43, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie Richard 51.2% 7,119
     Republican Jim Hall Incumbent 48.8% 6,788
Total Votes 13,907


See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Richard defeated Peter Sheehey in the June 1 Democratic primary by a margin of 1,299-882. Richard lost to incumbent Jeannette Wallace (R) in the general election on November 2.[6][7]

New Mexico House of Representatives Democratic Primary, District 43 (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephanie Richard 1,299
Peter Sheehey 882

Soundbites from bipartisan forum

Stephanie Richard and her opponent Jeannette Wallace spoke at a forum on September 28, 2010.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Richard is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Richard raised a total of $235,507 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[9]

Stephanie Richard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 43 Won $138,215
2010 New Mexico State House, District 43 Defeated $97,292
Grand Total Raised $235,507


Richard won election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Richard raised a total of $138,215.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephanie Richard's campaign in 2012
2012 PAC$5,000
Forward New Mexico$5,000
New Mexico House Majority Fund$5,000
American Federation of Teachers$5,000
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$138,215
Source:Follow the Money


Richard lost the election for the New Mexico State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Richard raised a total of $97,292.


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In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[10] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[10]

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In 2012, Richard’s endorsements included the following:[11]

  • The AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood, the NEA and People for Animal Welfare of New Mexico.


Richard and her husband Eric Vasquez have two daughters.[11]

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Preceded by
James W. Hall (R)
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 43
Succeeded by