|New Mexico Senate District 14|
|2009 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Bachelor's||New Mexico State University|
|Master's||University of Maryland|
|Birthday||January 22, 1966|
|Place of birth||Albuquerque, NM|
Griego was the City Councilman on the Albuquerque City Council from 2001 to 2005.
Griego was President and co-founder of Engaging Communication, LLC, from 2001 to 2005. He then worked as Assistant Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Economic Development Department from 2005 to 2007. He was Executive Director for New Mexico Voices from Children since 2007 until 2011 when he began his congressional campaign.
Griego earned his BA in Journalism and Government from New Mexico State University in 1989. He went on to receive his MPA in Public Management from the University of Maryland in 1991.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Griego served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Griego served on these committees:
- Conservation Committee, New Mexico Senate
- Corporations and Transportation Committee, New Mexico Senate
According to his website, Griego's campaign platform included the following issues:
- Implementing a "New Marshall Plan" for rebuilding the economy through government investment
- Strengthening Social Security and Medicare
- Promoting green jobs
|New Mexico's 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Michelle Lujan Grisham||40.1%||19,111|
A poll put Griego and Grisham neck and neck, leading Chavez. The poll showed Griego leading among Hispanics, women, and liberals, while Grisham led among men and Anglos.
Griego raised $113,004 for his campaign.
|New Mexico State Senate 14th District, General Election, 2008|
|Democrat||Eric Griego Incumbent||100%||8,436|
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Griego's reports.
|Eric Griego Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$208,477.47||$275,113.61||$(161,759.37)||$321,831.71|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Eric Griego's 2008 campaign.
|Conservation Voters New Mexico||$17,602|
|New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association||$4,600|
|Albuquerque Teachers Federation||$1,500|
|Terry M. Word||$1,500|
Griego is single and has one child.
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- Eric Griego campaign website
- Biography from the New Mexico Legislature website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Voting record from New Mexico Votes.org
- Associated Press, "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," June 6, 2012
- Business Weekly, "Griego leaves Voices for Children," October 17, 2011
- Huffington Post, "Democracy For America Names Top 10 Progressive House Candidates For 2012," accessed February 16, 2012
- Eric Griego campaign website, "Issues," accessed May 26, 2012
- Griego for Congress campaign website, Accessed January 27, 2012
- New Mexico Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- New Mexico Telegram, "Poll: Lujan Grisham slight lead over Griego, Heinrich big lead over Balderas," May 23, 2012
- The (New Mexico) Republic, "Democrat Eric Griego tops in pre-primary fundraising in NM 1st Congressional District," May 25, 2012
- Eric Griego campaign website, "Endorsements," accessed May 26, 2012
- 2008 election results, New Mexico Senate
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on Eric's 2008 campaign contributions
- Federal Election Commission, "Candidate (H2NM01102) Summary Reports - 2011-2012 Cycle," accessed July 15, 2012
- Federal Election Commission, "Griego for Congress April Quarterly," accessed July 15, 2012
|New Mexico State Senate District 14
| Succeeded by|
Michael Padilla (D)