Mary Helen Garcia

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Mary Helen Garcia
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 34
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNew Mexico State University, 1960
Master'sNew Mexico State University, 1976
Personal
BirthdayJuly 14, 1937
Place of birthLas Cruces, NM
ProfessionElementary School Principal
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mary Helen A. Garcia (b. July 14, 1937) is a Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 34. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002. Garcia has served as Chair of the New Mexico and District Democratic Party since 1997.

Biography

Garcia earned her B.A. and M.A. from New Mexico State University in 1960 and 1976, respectively. Her professional experience includes teaching for Gadsden Public Schools from 1960 to 1961, teaching for Las Cruces Public Schools from 1967 to 1992, serving as the Director of Instruction for Las Cruces Public Schools from 1993 to 1999, and as an Elementary School Principal at Las Cruces Public School from 1984 to 1993 and again from 1999 to the present.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Industry
Voters and Elections, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Bealquin Bill Gomez defeated incumbent Mary Helen Garcia and Christian Lira in the Democratic primary. Gomez is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

Garcia ran for re-election in 2012. She ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary Helen Garcia Incumbent 100% 2,810
Total Votes 2,810

2010

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010

Garcia won re-election to District 34 in 2010. She had no primary opposition and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 34 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Helen Garcia (D) 2,860 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Garcia won re-election to District 34 in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Garcia had no challenger.[7]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Garcia is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Garcia raised a total of $129,406 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 24, 2013.[8]

Mary Helen Garcia's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 34 Won $17,151
2010 New Mexico State House, District 34 Won $300
2008 New Mexico State House, District 34 Won $12,135
2006 New Mexico State House, District 34 Won $16,204
2004 New Mexico State House, District 34 Won $11,400
2002 New Mexico State House, District 34 Won $22,603
2000 New Mexico State House, District 34 Won $19,278
1998 New Mexico State House, District 34 Won $14,475
1996 New Mexico State House, District 34 Won $15,860
Grand Total Raised $129,406

2012

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $17,151.
New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mary Helen Garcia's campaign in 2012
New Mexico Gas Co.$1,150
National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors$1,100
Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino$1,000
Irwin, Dona$1,000
Nunez, Andy$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$17,151
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $300.

2008

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $12,135.

2006

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $16,204.

2004

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2004. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $11,400.

2002

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2002. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $22,603.

2000

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 2000. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $19,278.

1998

Garcia won re-election to the New Mexico State House in 1998. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $14,475.

1996

Garcia won election to the New Mexico State House in 1996. During that election cycle, Garcia raised a total of $15,860.

Personal

Garcia and her husband, George, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Garcia
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 34
2003 – present
Succeeded by
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