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Henry Saavedra

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Henry Saavedra
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 10
Incumbent
In office
1977-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 37
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1976
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Albuquerque
Military service
Service/branchAir National Guard
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Henry Kiki Saavedra (b. 1938) is a Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 1976.

Biography

Saavedra earned a B.S. from the University of Albuquerque. Saavedra served in the Air National Guard.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Finance, Chair
Transportation and Public Works

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Saavedra served on the following committees:

Issues

Lawsuit against Gov. Martinez

Mimi Stewart, Henry Saavedra, John Arthur Smith and “Lucky” Varela filed two lawsuits against Gov. Susana Martinez over her line item vetoes in an unemployment bill and a housing bill.

Raul Burciaga, the director of the Legislative Council Service, told committee members of the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) May 19, 2011 that in his opinion two line-item vetoes made by Gov. Martinez violate the state’s constitution.

“Some of the governor’s vetoes seem to impinge on the legislature’s appropriation powers and plow new ground in a governor’s exercise of the veto authority,” said Burciaga.

That day, Gov. Martinez firmly said she disagreed.

“I could protest any governor doing this … it’s not partisan,” Sen. Stuart Ingle. “She’s a good governor … but it’s a little bit of stretch to do this.”

Burciaga testified that the veto Martinez made in unemployment bill H.B. 59 is part of a revenue bill and “did not authorize the expenditure of state money because that authorization was already in statute and not amended in this bill.” Burciaga said the veto is “unconstitutional and, hence, unenforceable.”

The second veto came when Gov. Martinez reduced an appropriation the legislature made to budget bill H.B. 2 from $150,000 to $50,000. Burciaga said that while state courts have not addressed the issue specifically, reducing “an item of appropriation is a legislative function that the governor has no power to do.”

“I think we need to challenge this in the courts,” Rep. Luciano “Lucky” Varela (D-Santa Fe) said.

“The main difficulty I have is changing the figure [from $150,000 down to $50,000 in HB2],” Ingle said, expressing concern that if the current partisan makeup of the Roundhouse were reversed, a future Democratic governor could assume greater power at the expense of the legislative branch. ”We just can’t go there.”[1][2]

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Saavedra ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry Saavedra Incumbent 100% 5,954
Total Votes 5,954

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Saavedra won re-election to District 10 in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 10 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Henry Saavedra (D) 4,084 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Saavedra won re-election to District 10 in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Saavedra had no challenger. [6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Saavedra is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Saavedra raised a total of $351,095 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[7]

Henry Saavedra's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 10 Won $30,800
2010 New Mexico State House, District 10 Won $45,304
2008 New Mexico State House, District 10 Won $39,950
2006 New Mexico State House, District 10 Won $58,225
2004 New Mexico State House, District 10 Won $30,550
2002 New Mexico State House, District 10 Won $22,000
2000 New Mexico State House, District 10 Won $61,935
1998 New Mexico State House, District 10 Won $19,475
1996 New Mexico State House, District 10 Won $16,133
1994 New Mexico State House, District 10 Won $12,250
1992 New Mexico State House, District 10 Won $14,473
Grand Total Raised $351,095

2012

Saavedra won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Saavedra raised a total of $30,800.

2010

Saavedra won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Saavedra raised a total of $45,304.

2008

Saavedra won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Saavedra raised a total of $39,950.

2006

Saavedra won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Saavedra raised a total of $58,225.

2004

Saavedra won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Saavedra raised a total of $30,550.

2002

Saavedra won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Saavedra raised a total of $22,000.

2000

Saavedra won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2000. During that election cycle, Saavedra raised a total of $61,935.

1998

Saavedra won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Saavedra raised a total of $19,475.

1996

Saavedra won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 1996. During that election cycle, Saavedra raised a total of $16,133.

1994

Saavedra won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 1994. During that election cycle, Saavedra raised a total of $12,250.

1992

Saavedra won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 1992. During that election cycle, Saavedra raised a total of $14,473.

Personal

Saavedra is divorced.

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New Mexico House of Representatives - District 10
1976 – present
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