Joseph Cervantes

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Joseph Cervantes
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New Mexico State Senate District 31
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
County Commissioner, Dona Ana County
1998-2001
New Mexico House of Representatives District 52
2003-2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico, 1983
Master'sCalifornia Polytechnic State University, 1985
J.D.University of New Mexico, 1991
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 19, 1961
Place of birthLas Cruces, NM
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joseph Cervantes (b. January 19, 1961) is a Democratic member of the New Mexico State Senate representing District 31 since 2013.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Conservation
Judiciary, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cervantes served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cervantes served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012 and New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Cervantes ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico State Senate District 31. He defeated Jesus Ruben Segura in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Brett C. Preston in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

New Mexico State Senate, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Cervantes 68.3% 7,513
     Republican Brett C. Preston 31.7% 3,493
Total Votes 11,006
New Mexico State Senate, District 31 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Cervantes 61.5% 960
Jesus Ruben Segura 38.5% 602
Total Votes 1,562

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cervantes won re-election to the 52nd District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 52 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Cervantes (D) 4,110 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Cervantes won re-election to the 52nd District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Cervantes had no challenger. [4]

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Cervantes won re-election, he collected $36,005 in donations. His top donors were:[5]

Donor Amount
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association $5,000
Conoco Phillips $1,250
Four individual donations each of: $1,000

2008

In 2008, Cervantes collected $9,900 in donations.[6]

His two largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
New Mexico Realtors Association $1,500
Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico $1,250

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cervantes is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Cervantes raised a total of $218,505 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 23, 2013.[7]

Joseph Cervantes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 31 Won $82,299
2010 New Mexico State House, District 52 Won $36,005
2008 New Mexico State House, District 52 Won $9,900
2006 New Mexico State House, District 52 Won $35,094
2004 New Mexico State House, District 52 Won $10,375
2002 New Mexico State House, District 52 Won $44,832
Grand Total Raised $218,505

2012

Cervantes won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cervantes raised a total of $82,299.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Cervantes's campaign in 2012
Cervantes Agribusiness$11,500
New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
Cervantes III Ltd.$4,600
Cervantes, Orlando$2,300
KJD LLC$2,300
Total Raised in 2012$82,299
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Cervantes won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Cervantes raised a total of $36,005.

2008

Cervantes won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Cervantes raised a total of $9,900.

2006

Cervantes won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Cervantes raised a total of $35,094.

2004

Cervantes won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Cervantes raised a total of $10,375.

2002

Cervantes won election to the New Mexico State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Cervantes raised a total of $44,832.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Deloris Wright
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 52
2003–present
Succeeded by
Doreen Y. Gallegos (D)