Howie Morales

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Howie Morales
New Mexico Senate District 28
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 6
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sWestern New Mexico University
Ph.D.New Mexico State University
ProfessionUniversity instructor
Office website
Howie Morales is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate. Morales was Grant County Clerk from 2005 to 2008. He joined the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. He has served in that position since, representing the 28th district.

Morales was a Transition Coordinator/Head Baseball Coach at Cobre Consolidated School District from 2001 to 2005. He has been an Instructor at Western New Mexico University since 2005.

Morales earned his BS from Western New Mexico University. He went on to receive his MA in Bilingual Special Education in 1998. He then earned his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University.

Committee assignments


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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013


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


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



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Morales ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Mexico State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngHowie Morales Incumbent 100% 15,702
Total Votes 15,702


On November 4, 2008, Morales was elected to the 28th District Seat in the New Mexico Senate, besting Joseph Gros (R). [3] Morales raised $57,175 for his campaign, while Gros raised $15,293. [4]

New Mexico Senate, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Howie Morales (D) 13,546
Joseph Gros (R) 6,790

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Howie Morales' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association $7,000
Michael S. Sanchez $4,000
Teresa Arizaga-Morales $1,072
Geo Group $1,050
Tim Jennings $1,000

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New Mexico State Senate District 28
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