Bernadette Sanchez

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Bernadette Sanchez
New Mexico Senate District 26
In office
2001 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionSchool Counselor
Office website
Bernadette Sanchez is a former Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate representing District 26 from 2001 to 2013.

Sanchez is a school counselor.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Sanchez filed to run for re-election in 2012. She was set to run against Jacob Candelaria and Carlos Jose Villanueva in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary, but withdrew prior to the election.[1][2]


On November 4, 2008, Sanchez was elected to the 26th District Seat in the New Mexico Senate, besting Spiro Gregory Vassilopoulos (R). [3] Sanchez raised $45,597 for her campaign, while Vassilopoulos did not raise any money. [4]

New Mexico Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bernadette Sanchez (D) 13,750
Spiro Gregory Vassilopoulos (R) 4,419

Campaign donors


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Bernadette Sanchez's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association $6,750
Michael Sanchez Senate Majority Leader Fund $2,000
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 412 $1,500
Sorreno & Sons Great Western Hotels $1,057
Mes Del Sol LLC $1,000

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Preceded by
New Mexico State Senate District 26
Succeeded by
Jacob Candelaria (D)

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