Pat Woods

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Pat Woods
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New Mexico State Senate District 7
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedOctober 25, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNew Mexico State University
Personal
ProfessionRancher
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Patrick "Pat" Woods is a Republican member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 7. He was first appointed to the chamber on October 25, 2012.

Woods was selected by Gov. Susana Martinez to fill a vacancy in the State Senate in October 2012, effectively allowing him to take office a month earlier than he would have, as he ran unopposed for the seat in that year's general election.[1]

Biography

Woods earned a B.S. in Agricultural Economics and Business Administration from New Mexico State University. His professional experience includes working as a farmer.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Conservation
Education

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Woods ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico State Senate District 7. He ran and won against Mark W. Myers and Angela D. Spears in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Incumbent Clinton Harden (R) did not run for re-election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Mexico State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPat Woods Incumbent 100% 12,595
Total Votes 12,595
New Mexico State Senate, District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat Woods 52% 2,296
Angela D. Spears 45.2% 1,997
Mark W. Myers 2.8% 125
Total Votes 4,418

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Woods is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Woods raised a total of $103,545 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.[5]

Pat Woods's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 7 Won $103,545
Grand Total Raised $103,545

2012

Woods won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Woods raised a total of $103,545.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Pat Woods's campaign in 2012
Woods, John$24,450
Stuart-Ingle PAC-22$5,000
Palla Inc.$2,500
Williams, Connie$2,300
Mark Myers Campaign Fund$2,300
Total Raised in 2012$103,545
Source:Follow the Money

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[6] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[6]

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Personal

Woods and his wife, Eva, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Clinton Harden (R)
New Mexico State Senate District 7
2013–present
Succeeded by
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