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John Sapien
New Mexico Senate District 9
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 6
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
Place of birthBernalillo, NM
ProfessionState Farm Insurance Agency
Office website
John Sapien is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate.

Sapien is currently President of the Bernalillo Public Schools Foundation. He joined the New Mexico State Senate in 2009 and has served in that position since. He represents the 9th district.

Sapien was an intern for the Office of United States Senator Jeff Bingaman. He has been owner/agent of State Farm Insurance Agency since 1992.

Sapien earned his BBA in Finance from the University of New Mexico.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sapien has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Sapien won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012 election]. He ran and won against Benjamin Hayden Rodefer in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary. He defeated David L. Doyle in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Mexico State Senate, District 9 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Sapien Incumbent 55.3% 2,270
Benjamin Hayden Rodefer 44.7% 1,834
Total Votes 4,104


On November 4, 2008, Sapien was elected to the 9th District Seat in the New Mexico Senate, besting Steve Komadina (R). [3] Sapien raised $78,603 for his campaign, while Komadina raised $164,351. [4]

New Mexico Senate, District 9 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Sapien (D) 11,981
Steve Komadina (R) 11,860

Campaign donors


Listed below are the five largest contributors to John Sapien's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Conservation Voters New Mexico $7,149
John Sapien $5,000
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 412 $3,500
Michael S. Sanchez $3,300
Bill Richardson for Governor $2,900


Sapien and his wife, Veronica, have two children.

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