Pete Campos

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Pete Campos
New Mexico Senate District 8
In office
1991 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 24
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected1990
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
Master'sNew Mexico Highlands University
Ph.D.University of New Mexico
ProfessionSchool Superintendent
Office website
Pete Campos is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate. Campos was Mayor of the City of Santa Rosa from 1986 to 1990. He then joined the New Mexico State Senate in 1991. He has served in that position since, representing the 8th district.

Campos was a High School Counselor for Santa Rosa Consolidated Schools from 1978 to 1982. In 1983 he was Administrative Assistant for the Office of the New Mexico State Auditor. He was a Toll Fellow in 1992 and a Flemming Fellow in 1994. He then was Interim/Acting Superintendent for Las Vegas City Schools from 2003 to 2004. He has been Associate Superintendent for Supportive Services Education for Las Vegas City Schools since 1993. He has also been Superintedent of Las Vegas City Schools since 2004.

Campos earned his BA in Economics/Philosophy from the University of New Mexico in 1974. He went on to receive his MA in Counseling from New Mexico Highland University in 1993. He later earned his EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, in 2003.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Campos has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Campos won re-election in 2012. He ran and won against challenger State House Representative Thomas A. Garcia in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

New Mexico State Senate, District 8 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPete Campos Incumbent 62.1% 5,376
Thomas A. Garcia 37.9% 3,286
Total Votes 8,662


On November 4, 2008, Campos won re-election to the 8th district in the New Mexico Senate. Campos had no challenger. [3]

Campos raised $42,645 for his campaign.[4]

Campaign donors


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Pete Campos' 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Lovelace Health Systems $1,900
ALTRIA $1,500
Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 412 $1,400
Virtue Najjar & Brown $1,300
Franken Brothers LLC $1,100


Campos and his wife, Lori, have one child.

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