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Vickie Perea

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Vickie Perea
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 50
Former member
In office
November 1, 2013-2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedNovember 1, 2013
Appointed byGov. Susana Martinez
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Albuquerque City Council
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
Place of birthLos Lunas, NM
Campaign website
Vickie Perea is a former Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 50 from her appointment on November 1, 2013, to 2014. She was appointed to replace Stephen P. Easley (D), who died in office.[1] Out of the three people nominated by four county commissions, one Democrat and two Republicans, Gov. Susana Martinez (R) appointed Perea to the seat.[2]

This candidate ran in a "race to watch" in one of the 20 chambers identified by Ballotpedia as a battleground chamber.

The New Mexico House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 5.7 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 15 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were nine districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another six districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.


Campaign themes


Perea's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[3]

Jobs & the Economy

  • Excerpt: "Nothing is more important to New Mexican families than having good paying jobs in our communities. Currently, New Mexico is highly dependent on the federal government for jobs, and as gridlock continues in Washington, D.C., we suffer back home. I’ll work across the aisle and support common sense reforms that help bring new jobs to New Mexico and lessen our dependence on the federal government."


  • Excerpt: "It’s a sad fact, but New Mexico has been at the bottom of education rankings for years and years. It’s clear the status quo is not getting the job done and we must enact reforms that will give our students a chance at success. I’ll focus on ensuring all our New Mexican children can read and giving our schools and teachers the resources they need to be successful."


  • Excerpt: "I believe that New Mexico families pay enough in taxes and there is no reason to pay more. I will look for ways to balance our budget by cutting wasteful spending, instead of raising taxes on hard working New Mexico families."

Transparency & Corruption

  • Excerpt: "Corruption in government has held New Mexico back for to long. I’ll fight for an open and transparent government. I’ll also support plans to penalize corrupt public officials who take advantage of taxpayers."


  • Excerpt: "New Mexico is a beautiful state. In fact, no other state can match ours when it comes to natural beauty. That’s why I’ll always fight to protect our environment for future generations of New Mexicans."



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 Vickie Perea was unopposed in the Republican primary, while Matthew McQueen was unopposed in the Democratic primary. McQueen defeated Perea in the general election.[4][5]

The New Mexico House of Representatives was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New Mexico House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounted to 5.7 percent of the chamber. District 50 in the House was identified by Ballotpedia, the Albuquerque Journal and New Mexico Telegram as a battleground district that would be key in determining control of the New Mexico House of Representatives. Democrats were eager to regain District 50, where incumbent Vickie Perea (R) was appointed to the seat in November 2013 after the death of Stephen Easley (D). Matthew McQueen (D) defeated Perea in the general election.[6][7]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 50 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew McQueen 54% 5,546
     Republican Vickie Perea Incumbent 46% 4,727
Total Votes 10,273


See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Perea ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico State Senate District 30. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Incumbent David Ulibarri (D) ran against three opponents in the Democratic primary. She was defeated by Clemente Sanchez in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

New Mexico State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClemente Sanchez 53% 8,844
     Republican Vickie Perea 47% 7,833
Total Votes 16,677


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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]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
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In 2012, Perea's endorsements included the following:[11]

  • Perea was given an "A" rating by the NRA.


Perea and her husband, Serafin, have two sons.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Stephen P. Easley (D)
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 50
November 1, 2013-2014
Succeeded by
Matthew McQueen (D)