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}}{{tnr}}'''Martin T. Heinrich''' (b. October 17, 1971, in Fallon, [[Nevada]]) is a [[Democratic]] Senator for [[New Mexico]]. He is currently serving in his first term, having won election to the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] in 2012.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/NM/senate ''CNN'' "New Mexico Senate Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref><ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/balderas_enters_nm_senate_race_against_heinrich-205144-1.html?pos=hln ''Roll Call'' "Balderas Enters N.M. Senate Race Against Heinrich," Accessed January 6, 2012]</ref> He defeated [[Hector Balderas]] in the June 5th Democratic primary and defeated [[Heather Wilson]] in the November general election.<ref name="cnnr"/><ref name="cs">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NM_US_Senate_0605.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," June 6, 2012]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Martin T. Heinrich''' (b. October 17, 1971, in Fallon, [[Nevada]]) is a [[Democratic]] U.S. Senator for [[New Mexico]]. He is currently serving in his first term, having won election to the [[United States Senate|U.S. Senate]] in 2012.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/NM/senate ''CNN'' "New Mexico Senate Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref><ref>[http://www.rollcall.com/news/balderas_enters_nm_senate_race_against_heinrich-205144-1.html?pos=hln ''Roll Call'' "Balderas Enters N.M. Senate Race Against Heinrich," Accessed January 6, 2012]</ref> He defeated [[Hector Balderas]] in the June 5th Democratic primary and defeated [[Heather Wilson]] in the November general election.<ref name="cnnr"/><ref name="cs">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/NM_US_Senate_0605.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," June 6, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Prior to assuming his seat in the U.S. Senate on January 3, 2013, Heinrich served as a member of the [[United States House of Representatives|U.S. House]], representing the [[New Mexico's 1st congressional district|1st congressional district]] of [[New Mexico]].
 
Prior to assuming his seat in the U.S. Senate on January 3, 2013, Heinrich served as a member of the [[United States House of Representatives|U.S. House]], representing the [[New Mexico's 1st congressional district|1st congressional district]] of [[New Mexico]].

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Martin Heinrich
Martin Heinrich.jpg
U.S. Senate, New Mexico
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013
Term ends
January 3, 2019
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorJeff Bingaman (D)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 2018
Campaign $$11,963,130
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House, New Mexico, District 1
January 3, 2009-2013
Trustee of New Mexico State Natural Resources
2006
Albuquerque City Council
2003-2007
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri
OtherUniversity of New Mexico (attended but did not earn degree)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 17, 1971
Place of birthFallon, Nevada
ProfessionMechanical Enginner
Net worth$53,008
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Martin T. Heinrich (b. October 17, 1971, in Fallon, Nevada) is a Democratic U.S. Senator for New Mexico. He is currently serving in his first term, having won election to the U.S. Senate in 2012.[1][2] He defeated Hector Balderas in the June 5th Democratic primary and defeated Heather Wilson in the November general election.[1][3]

Prior to assuming his seat in the U.S. Senate on January 3, 2013, Heinrich served as a member of the U.S. House, representing the 1st congressional district of New Mexico.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Heinrich is a more moderate left of center Democratic Party vote. As a result, he may break with the Democratic Party line more than his fellow members.

He began his career working as a mechanical engineer at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. Before he became a congressman, Heinrich served as Albuquerque City Council President and as Natural Resources Trustee for the State of New Mexico.[4]

Heinrich will first come up for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2018. His term ends January 3, 2019.

Biography

Heinrich was born in Fallon, Nevada. He earned a B.A. from the University of Missouri in 1995 and pursued graduate coursework at the University of New Mexico.[5] Before entering politics, Heinrich worked as a mechanical engineer at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. [6]

Career

  • Member of the Albuquerque City Council: 2003-2007
  • President of the Albuquerque City Council
  • United States House of Representatives: 2009-2013
  • United States Senate: 2013-present

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Heinrich serves on the following Senate committees[7]:

2011-2012

Heinrich served on the following committees:[8]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

According to his website, Heinrich's campaign platform included the following issues[11]:

  • Raising taxes on the wealthy
  • Promoting renewable energy
  • Bringing home the troops

Political positions

Specific votes

Rep. Heinrich voted for the stimulus bill.[12] 57% of U.S. voters believe that the stimulus has either hurt the economy (36%) or had no impact (21%). 38% believe the stimulus helped the economy. [13]

Heinrich also voted in favor of the "Cash for Clunkers" bill.[14] According to a June 2009 Rasmussen Reports poll, 54% of likely U.S. voters opposed Cash for Clunkers, while 35% supported it.[15]

Heinrich supported the "Cap and Trade" bill.[16] Just after the bill’s passage, 42% of likely U.S. voters said that cap and trade would hurt the economy, while 19% believed it would help. 15% said that the bill would have no impact.[17]

Finally, Heinrich voted in favor of the health care reform bill.[18] 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial.[19]

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Heinrich voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[20]

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in New Mexico, 2012

Heinrich won election to the U.S. Senate in 2012.[21] He defeated Hector Balderas in the June 5th Democratic primary and defeated Heather Wilson in the November general election.[1][3]

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the Senate in 2012 that would decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.[22] The seat, rated a toss-up, was seen by Sabato's Crystal Ball as most likely to end up Democratic. The article noted that the state has generally been leaning Democratic and did not become a race with much interest until the incumbent Jeff Bingaman announced he would retire rather than seek re-election in 2012.[22] The Republican challenger Heather Wilson was expected to give Republicans a "fighting chance in a tough state for them."[22][23]

General election

U.S. Senate, New Mexico General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Heinrich 51% 395,717
     Republican Heather Wilson 45.3% 351,260
     Independent American Jon Ross Barrie 3.6% 28,199
Total Votes 775,176
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Democratic Primary

U.S. Senate-New Mexico Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMartin Heinrich 58.9% 83,432
Hector Balderas 41.1% 58,128
Total Votes 141,560

Full history


Polls

Martin Heinrich vs. Heather Wilson
Poll Heinrich WilsonOther candidateUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen (August 23,2012)
48%41%5%7%+/-4.5500
Public Policy Polling (September 7-9)
50%41%0%9%+/-2.91,122
Albequerque Journal (September 3-6)
49%42%0%8%+/-3.8667
Research & Polling Inc. of Albuquerque
(October 23-25, 2012)
50%42%3%6%+/-3.8662
Public Opinion Strategies (October 29, 2012)
43%44%6%7%+/-4.38100
GBA Strategies (October 30,2012)
51%41%6%0%+/-4.0600
AVERAGES 48.5% 41.83% 3.33% 6.17% +/-3.9 608.5
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Heinrich is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Heinrich raised a total of $11,963,130 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 22, 2013.[26]

Martin Heinrich's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US Senate (New Mexico) Won $6,699,290
2010 US House (New Mexico, District 1) Won $2,750,081
2008 US House (New Mexico, District 1) Won $2,513,759
Grand Total Raised $11,963,130

2012

Breakdown of the source of Heinrich's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Heinrich won election to the U.S. Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Heinrich's campaign committee raised a total of $6,699,291 and spent $6,692,326.[27] This is less than the average $10.2 million spent by Senate winners in 2012.[28]

Cost per vote

Heinrich spent $16.93 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Heinrich's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Heinrich was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a second term. His campaign committee raised a total of $2,750,081 and spent $2,728,325.[29]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Heinrich was a "centrist Democrat" before joining the Senate in 2013.[30]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[31]

Heinrich most often votes with:

Heinrich least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Heinrich missed 0 of 96 roll votes from January 2013 to April 2013. This amounts to 0%, which is better than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving as of April 2013. [32]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Heinrich paid his congressional staff a total of $978,425 in 2011. Overall, New Mexico ranked 23rd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[33]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Heinrich was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Heinrich's staff was given an apparent $54,804.16 in bonus money.[34]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Heinrich's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $-243,983 to $349,999. That averages to $53,008, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic senators in 2011 of $20,795,450. His average net worth decreased by 23.74% from 2010.[35]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Heinrich's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $19,015 to $120,000. Averaging to a net worth of $69,507.50 which is lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[36]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2012

Heinrich ranked 149th in the liberal House rankings in 2012.[37]

2011

Heinrich ranked 146th in the liberal House rankings in 2011.[38]

Voting with Party

2013

Martin Heinrich voted with the Democratic Party 94.2% of the time, which ranked 32nd among the 52 Senate Democratic members as of June 2013.[39]

2011

Martin Heinrich voted with the Democratic Party 89.6% of the time, which ranked 152nd among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[40]

Personal

Heinrich and his wife Julie are raising their two sons in Albuquerque.[41]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 CNN "New Mexico Senate Race - 2012 Election Center"
  2. Roll Call "Balderas Enters N.M. Senate Race Against Heinrich," Accessed January 6, 2012
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," June 6, 2012
  4. Martin Heinrich, Representing the 1st District of New Mexico "Biography"
  5. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "HEINRICH, Martin, (1971 - )"
  6. Martin Heinrich, Representing the 1st District of New Mexico "Biography"
  7. Congressional Quarterly "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013
  8. Martin Heinrich, Representing the 1st District of New Mexico "Committee Assignments"
  9. Armed Services Committees "Subcommittees"
  10. Natural Resources Committee "Subcommittees"
  11. Martin Heinrich campaign website "Issues," Accessed May 26, 2012
  12. US House Clerk "Roll Call 46," January 28, 2009
  13. Rasmussen "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010
  14. US House Clerk "Roll Call 314," June 9, 2009
  15. Rasmussen "54% Oppose “Cash for Clunkers” Plan To Spur Purchase of Greener Cars," June 23, 2009
  16. US House Clerk "Roll Call 477," June 26, 2009
  17. Rasmussen "42% Say Climate Change Bill Will Hurt The Economy," June 30, 2009
  18. US House Clerk "Roll Call 165," March 21, 2010
  19. Rasmussen "61% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law," September 20, 2010
  20. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  21. Roll Call "Balderas Enters N.M. Senate Race Against Heinrich," Accessed January 6, 2012
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 Center for Politics "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012
  23. New Mexico Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Martin Heinrich," Accessed April 22, 2013
  27. Open Secrets "Martin Heinrich 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
  28. Open Secrets, "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013
  29. Open Secrets "Martin Heinrich 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 2, 2011
  30. Gov Track "Heinrich" Accessed May 23, 2012
  31. OpenCongress, "Sen. Martin Heinrich," accessed August 22, 2013
  32. GovTrack, "Martin Heinrich," Accessed March 26, 2013
  33. LegiStorm, "Martin Heinrich," Accessed October 2, 2012
  34. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  35. OpenSecrets.org "Martin Heinrich (D-NM), 2011," accessed February 14, 2013
  36. OpenSecrets.org, "Martin Heinrich (D-NM), 2010," Accessed October 2, 2012
  37. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 6, 2013
  38. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  39. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  40. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  41. Martin Heinrich for Senate "About"
Political offices
Preceded by
Jeff Bingaman
U.S. Senate - New Mexico
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Heather Wilson
U.S. House of Representatives - New Mexico District 1
2009-2013
Succeeded by
Michelle Lujan Grisham
Preceded by
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New Mexico State Natural Resources Trustee
2006
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Albuquerque City Council
2003-2007
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