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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 gubernatorial election, 2014

In April 2013 Morales said he is considering a run for Governor of New Mexico in 2014.[1]


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.[2][3]

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). [4] Morales raised $57,175 for his campaign, while Gros raised $15,293. [5]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Morales is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Morales raised a total of $84,632 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[6]

Howie Morales's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 28 Won $27,457
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 28 Won $57,175
Grand Total Raised $84,632
Morales won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Morales raised a total of $27,457.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Howie Morales's campaign in 2012
Morales, Howie$4,928
Committee to Elect John Arthur Smith$2,000
LKQ Corp.$1,000
New Mexico Hospital Association$800
FPL Energy New Mexico Wind$800
Total Raised in 2012$27,457
Source: Follow the Money
Morales won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Morales raised a total of $57,175.

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