|New Mexico State Senate District 26|
|December 31, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||Princeton University (2005)|
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).
Candelaria serves as executive director of Equality New Mexico and is a board member of the Learners Chess Academy.
Candelaria received an AB in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Candelaria served on the following committees:
|New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Affairs|
- 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. 
|New Mexico State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012|
|New Mexico State Senate, District 26 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Carlos Jose Villanueva||31.1%||828|
Comprehensive donor information for Candelaria is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Candelaria raised a total of $52,968 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.
|Jacob Candelaria's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New Mexico State Senate, District 26||$52,968|
|Grand Total Raised||$52,968|
2012Candelaria won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Candelaria raised a total of $52,968.
|New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jacob Candelaria's campaign in 2012|
|New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association||$3,000|
|Conservation Voters New Mexico||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$52,968|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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- Official Campaign Website
- Official Campaign Twitter Page
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Watchdog "New Mexico voters elect first openly gay man to legislature," June 21, 2012
- Email submission to Ballotpedia on July 22, 2012
- New Mexico Secretary of State, Official Primary Results
- New Mexico Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List," Accessed March 23, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Candelaria, Jacob," Accessed May 22, 2013
Bernadette Sanchez (D)
|New Mexico State Senate District 26
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