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John Sapien
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New Mexico State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
Personal
Place of birthBernalillo, NM
ProfessionState Farm Insurance Agency
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Corporations and Transportation
Education, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

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, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Sapien Incumbent 50.3% 11,654
     Republican David Doyle 49.7% 11,493
Total Votes 23,147
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

2008

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

Comprehensive donor information for Sapien is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Sapien raised a total of $210,034 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[5]

John Sapien's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 9 Won $115,200
2010 New Mexico State Senate, District 9 Not up for election $16,231
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 9 Won $78,603
Grand Total Raised $210,034
Sapien won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sapien raised a total of $115,200.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Sapien's campaign in 2012
Our New Mexico PAC$5,000
American Federation of Teachers$5,000
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
AFSCME$4,000
Committee to Elect Peter Wirth$2,800
Total Raised in 2012$115,200
Source:Follow the Money
Sapien was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Sapien raised a total of $16,231. Sapien won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Sapien raised a total of $78,603.

Personal

Sapien and his wife, Veronica, have two children.

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