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Lynda Lovejoy

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Lynda Lovejoy
New Mexico Senate District 22
In office
2007 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
House of Representatives
1989 - 1999
Associate'sUniversity of New Mexico
Bachelor'sNorthern Arizona University
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Lynda Lovejoy is a former Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate representing District 22 since 2013. Lovejoy served in the New Mexico State House of Representatives from 1989 to 1999. She was then appointed to the New Mexico State Senate in March of 2007.

Lovejoy has worked as Manager for various nonprofit organizations. She has also worked as Consultant for Telecom/Electric Utility. She has been Director of the Navajo Area Agency on Aging Navajo Nation.

Lovejoy earned her AA in Elementary Education from the University of New Mexico-Gallup Campus in 1985. She went on to receive her B.S. in Public Administration from Northern Arizona University in 1987. She is currently attending New Mexico Highland University for her MBA.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Lovejoy ran for re-election in 2012. She was defeated by Benny J. Shendo Jr. in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary.[1][2]

New Mexico State Senate, District 22 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBenny J. Shendo Jr. 40.9% 1,989
Lynda M. Lovejoy Incumbent 36.5% 1,776
Joshua Madalena 15.5% 752
Anthony Begay 7.2% 349
Total Votes 4,866


On November 4, 2008, Lovejoy won re-election to the 22nd District in the New Mexico Senate. Lovejoy had no challenger. [3]

Lovejoy raised $22,750 for her campaign.[4]

Campaign donors


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Lynda Lovejoy's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Pueblo of Santa Domingo $2,500
Pueblo of Santa Ana $2,000
Michael Sanchez Senate Majority Leader Fund $2,000
Pueblo of Isleta $1,500
Bill Richardson for Governor $1,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
New Mexico State Senate District 22
Succeeded by
Benny J. Shendo Jr. (D)