David Chavez

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David Chavez
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 7
Former Officeholder
In office
January 18, 2011-2013
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
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David Chavez is a former Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives representing District 7 from 2011-2013.

Chavez is an attorney whose first bid for political office came when he ran and lost against Michael Sanchez for New Mexico State Senate in 2000. His father, Tibo Chavez, formerly held the offices of state senator and lieutenant governor and ran unsuccessfully for governor.[1]

He is not running for re-election to the New Mexico House of Representatives in 2012.[2] Instead, he is running for election to the State Senate.[3]


Campaign themes

Chavez's website highlights the following campaign themes:[4]


  • Excerpt:"Hydraulic fracturing is subject to both federal and state regulations, and there have been no instances of fracking causing contamination of drinking water."


  • Excerpt:"I am Pro-Life and have been endorsed by the Right to Life Committee and Catholic Coalition in NM."

Illegal Immigrants and Driver's License

  • Excerpt:"I know this is a bad law that puts our public safety at risk. That is why i have always voted to repeal the law that gives illegal immigrants a driver’s license."

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Chavez served on the following committees:



See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Chavez did not run for re-election to the New Mexico House of Representatives in 2012.[5] Instead, he ran for election to the State Senate.[6] Chavez won the Republican primary for State Senate District 29 on June 5, 2012. He was defeated by Michael Sanchez in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.

New Mexico State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Sanchez Incumbent 55.4% 9,001
     Republican David C. Chavez 44.6% 7,237
Total Votes 16,238


See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Chavez was unopposed in the June 1 Republican primary. He defeated incumbent Andrew Barreras (D) in the general election on November 2.[7][8]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 7 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Chavez (R) 4,788 54.90%
Andrew Barreras (D) 3,938 45.10%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Chavez raised a total of $32,568 in campaign contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Merrell, Michael $7,500
Cmte to Elect Tim Lardner $3,047
Bizzell, Joseph $2,500
Merrell, Mary $2,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andrew Barreras
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 7
Succeeded by
Kelly K. Fajardo (R)