Tomas E. Salazar

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Tomás E. Salazar
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 70
In office
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 1
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNew Mexico Highlands University
Master'sUniversity of Montana
Ph.D.University of New Mexico
ProfessionRetired educator
Office website
Tomás E. Salazar is a Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 70. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Salazar earned his B.S. in Mathematics from the New Mexico Highlands University, his M.A. in Mathematics from the Mathematics from the University of New Mexico.[1]

Committee assignments


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

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


Campaign themes


In an article with the Albuquerque Journal, Salazar said he is running for re-election for the following reasons:[1]

  • Excerpt: "As an incumbent, I can best serve others by directing my education, expertise and experience toward confronting the many challenges facing my district and New Mexico. The most pressing, for my constituents, include: Creating opportunities to generate economic development; increasing the opportunity for accessible, quality public education; establishing policy and infrastructure that will ensure sustainable water quantities for safe domestic and agricultural use; establishing policy to protect the environment while balancing the concerns of the extractive industries; and attending to local infrastructure demands. I will focus my energy on addressing those needs."



See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Incumbent Tomas E. Salazar defeated Richard Vigil in the Democratic primary. Salazar was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]


See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Salazar ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico House of Representatives District 70. He defeated incumbent Richard D. Vigil in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. Salazar was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 70, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTomas E. Salazar 100% 8,441
Total Votes 8,441
New Mexico House of Representatives, District 70 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTomas E. Salazar 55.3% 2,526
Richard D. Vigil Incumbent 44.7% 2,044
Total Votes 4,570

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Salazar is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Salazar raised a total of $16,696 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.[6]

Tomas E. Salazar's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 70 Won $16,696
Grand Total Raised $16,696


Salazar won election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Salazar raised a total of $16,696.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tomas E. Salazar's campaign in 2012
Salazar, Tomas$4,775
Committee to Re-elect W. Ken Martinez$750
New Mexico Realtors Association$500
Sharma, Marigene$500
Salazar, Theresa$500
Total Raised in 2012$16,696
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[7] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[7]

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Salazar and his wife, Loretta, have four children.[8]

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Preceded by
Richard Vigil (D)
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 70
Succeeded by