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}}{{tnr}}'''Jacob Candelaria'''  is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[New Mexico State Senate]] representing District 26 since 2013.
  
Because he is unopposed in the general election, he is virtually assured victory on November 6, 2012. Candelaria, at age 25, will be the youngest serving member of the [[New Mexico State Senate]]. Candelaria will also be the first openly gay state senator in New Mexico's history.<ref>[http://watchdog.org/22461/nm-voters-elect-first-openly-gay-man-to-legislature/ ''Watchdog'' "New Mexico voters elect first openly gay man to legislature," June 21, 2012]</ref>
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Candelaria, at age 25, is currently the youngest serving member of the [[New Mexico State Senate]], and is also the first openly gay state senator in New Mexico's history.<ref>[http://watchdog.org/22461/nm-voters-elect-first-openly-gay-man-to-legislature/ ''Watchdog'' "New Mexico voters elect first openly gay man to legislature," June 21, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 12:30, 16 January 2013

Jacob Candelaria
Jacob Candelaria.jpg
New Mexico State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPrinceton University (2005)
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jacob Candelaria is a Democratic member of the New Mexico State Senate representing District 26 since 2013.

Candelaria, at age 25, is currently the youngest serving member of the New Mexico State Senate, and is also the first openly gay state senator in New Mexico's history.[1]

Biography

Candelaria has worked as a leadership fellow with Think New Mexico, a Santa Fe-based think tank, working on education reform legislation to address New Mexico's high-school dropout rates. He has also spent time as a program evaluator for the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee. He served as a policy analyst to former state house Speaker Ben Lujan (D-Nambe).[2]

Candelaria serves as executive director of Equality New Mexico and is a board member of the Learners Chess Academy.[2]

Candelaria received an AB in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Candelaria ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico State Senate District 26. He defeated Carlos Jose Villanueva in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [3][4]

New Mexico State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJacob Candelaria 100% 11,463
Total Votes 11,463
New Mexico State Senate, District 26 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJacob Candelaria 68.9% 1,835
Carlos Jose Villanueva 31.1% 828
Total Votes 2,663

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bernadette Sanchez (D)
New Mexico State Senate District 26
2013–present
Succeeded by
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