Timothy Jennings

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Timothy Jennings
New Mexico Senate District 32
Former member
In office
1978 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
AppointedJuly 1978
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCreighton University
Date of birthSeptember 4, 1950
Place of birthRoswell, NM
ProfessionRanch Manager/Businessman
Timothy Jennings (b. September 4, 1950) is a former Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate, representing District 32 from his appointment in July 1978 to January 2013. He served as Majority Whip from 1992 to 1996. He was also a Minority Whip and, in his final term, President Pro Tempore. Jennings was Commissioner for Chaves County from 1975 to 1978.

On April 30, 2013, Jennings was appointed to serve on New Mexico's State Investment Council.[1]


Jennings earned his B.S.B.A. from Creighton University in 1972. His professional experience includes working as a businessman and as a ranch manager since 1974.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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



Jennings was the target of a lawsuit filed with the 5th Judicial District Court in Chaves County by Cliff R. Pirtle alleging Timothy Z. Jennings did not meet state petition requirements that say each petition must have the district number of the office they are seeking written on them. Jennings could have been taken off the ballot if his petitions were found to be in violation of the law. The ruling was in favor of Jennings and said there was no evidence of fraud.[3]



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Jennings ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Democratic primary. He was defeated by Cliff R. Pirtle in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

New Mexico State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCliff R. Pirtle 52.3% 5,930
     Democratic Timothy Jennings 47.7% 5,418
Total Votes 11,348


See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Jennings was re-elected to the 32nd District in the New Mexico Senate. Jennings had no challenger.[6]

Jennings raised $80,426 for his campaign.[7]

Campaign donors


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Timothy Jennings' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New Mexico Medical Society $7,000
Presbyterian Health Plan $3,000
New Mexico Realtors Association $2,500
Bank of America $2,000


Jennings and his wife, Patty, have five children.

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Preceded by
New Mexico State Senate District 32
Succeeded by
Cliff Pirtle (R)