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Revision as of 13:28, 25 March 2013

Richard Martinez
New Mexico Senate District 5
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 14
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolEspanola High School
Bachelor'sCentral New Mexico Technical Vocation Institute
OtherNorthern New Mexico Community College
Date of birthc. 1953
ProfessionMagistrate Judge (retired)
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Richard Martinez (born c. 1953)[1] is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate. Martinez joined the New Mexico State Senate in 2001. He has served in that position since, representing the 5th district. Martinez is a retired Magistrate Judge.

Committee assignments


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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair


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


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


The following are themes directly quoted from Martinez's campaign platform:

Education reform

"I will... work to bring the public and private sector together to consider the best and proven practices for an enhanced public education system."
"...ensure that our state receives it’s fair share of funding for Head Start."
"...seek funding for after school programs."
'"...continue to push to invest in higher education."


"I am Working for average New Mexicans through Job Creation, Fair Wages, Small Business Tax Breaks and aiding our unemployed during current economic challenges."


"The answer to sustaining both of these programs is NOT gutting them with declining benefits and qualifications but by reigning in costs and system abuses. We can protect and secure our economic future without removing health care coverage for those who need it most, our seniors, individuals with disabilities and our children."[2]



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Martinez ran for re-election in 2012. He ran and won against Alfredo L. Montoya in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

New Mexico State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Martinez Incumbent 100% 15,255
Total Votes 15,255
New Mexico State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard C. Martinez Incumbent 57.6% 4,721
Alfredo L. Montoya 42.4% 3,473
Total Votes 8,194


On November 4, 2008, Martinez won re-election to the 5th district in the New Mexico Senate. Martinez had no challenger. [5]

Martinez raised $61,667 for his campaign.[6]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Richard Martinez's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Westland Development Co. $2,000
San Juan Pueblo $2,000
Santa Clara Pueblo $2,000
ALTRIA $1,550
Pueblo of Isleta $1,500

Personal life

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New Mexico State Senate District 5
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