Tim Keller

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Tim Keller
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New Mexico Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Notre Dame
Master'sHarvard Business School
Personal
ProfessionBusiness and Planning Consultant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Timothy 'Tim' M. Keller is a Democratic member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 17. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Keller ran for New Mexico State Auditor in 2014.[1] Tim Keller won the general election on November 4, 2014.

Keller was a Policy Advisor for the New Mexico State Legislature. He has also been a Parliamentarian/Ward Chair of the Democratic Party of Bernalillo County.

Biography

Keller earned a B.A. in Public Service/Art History/Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a MBA from Harvard Business School. His professional experience includes being the co-founder of Data Digital Divide in Cambodia, and working as a Business and Planning Consultant for Katzenbach Partners, Limited Liability Company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Committees'
Corporations and Transportation
Public Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

State Investment Council

Rep. Keller and Rep. Steven Neville sponsored a bill in the 2011 session that would kick off Gov. Susana Martinez from the State Investment Council and change the way four legislative appointments on the 10-member SIC board are selected.

The legislation passed the Senate 38-2 and was approved by the House of Representatives 50-18. In early April 2011, it sat on Gov. Martinez’ desk with an April 8 deadline for signing it, vetoing it, or pocket vetoing it

Neville and Keller learned that the Governor’s Office “had some real hesitations with this bill,” Keller said. Neville said the Governor’s staff indicated to him that the Governor herself wanted to talk personally to him and/or Keller about some questions she has with the measure.

“We’re not trying to pull anything on her,” Neville said. “We’re trying to correct the things that happened under [previous Gov. Bill] Richardson.”

“We’re still going through the process of reviewing legislation,” Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell said. ”A final decision has not yet been made on SB 17, but the Governor’s stance was very clear throughout the legislative session. As we’ve relayed: The Governor supports removing all politicians from the State Investment Council and requiring that those appointed to serve in their place meet minimum qualifications of having at least 10 years of professional investing experience."[2]

Not running for congress

Keller announced on April 19, 2011 that he would not run for Rep. Martin Heinrich’s seat in the First Congressional District. His release stated:

"Many thanks to all of you that have been encouraging me to run for Congress. I greatly appreciate your enthusiasm! Liz and I remain passionate about local public service, but rather than congress I will be running for re-election to the NM senate next year. Thank you again for your continued support."[3]

Elections

2014

See also: New Mexico down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Keller ran for state auditor in 2014.[1] He was originally looking at joining the gubernatorial race but instead ran for auditor as his wife had their first child in the summer of 2013.[4] Keller secured the Democratic nomination on June 3, 2014, when he ran uncontested in the primary election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Results

General election
New Mexico Auditor, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Keller 54.1% 264,535
     Republican Robert Aragon 45.9% 224,506
Total Votes 489,041
Election Results via New York Times. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.

2012

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Keller ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary. He defeated Shannon Robinson in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

New Mexico State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Keller Incumbent 64.8% 7,481
     Republican Shannon Robinson 35.2% 4,057
Total Votes 11,538

2008

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Keller won re-election to District 17 in the New Mexico Senate. Keller had no challenger.[7]

Keller raised $120,962 for his campaign.[8]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Keller is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Keller raised a total of $294,102 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[9]

Tim Keller's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 17 Won $168,925
2010 New Mexico State Senate, District 17 Not up for election $4,215
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 17 Won $120,962
Grand Total Raised $294,102

2012

Keller won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Keller raised a total of $168,925.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tim Keller's campaign in 2012
Steinhauser, Susan$7,300
Greenburg, Dan$7,300
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
Keller, Fiona & Scott$5,000
Committee to Elect Peter Wirth$2,800
Total Raised in 2012$168,925
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Keller was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Keller raised a total of $4,215.

2008

Keller won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Keller raised a total of $120,962.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 18 through March 19.[11] In 2012, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 17 through February 16.[10]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.

Personal

Keller and his wife, Elizabeth Kistin, have one child.

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New Mexico State Senate District 17
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