Richard Martinez

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Richard Martinez
New Mexico Senate District 5
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2013
Years in position 14
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Martinez has been appointed to 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."
" 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 is running for re-election in 2012. He ran and won against Alfredo L. Montoya in the June 5, 2012 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. No Republican candidates have filed to run for this seat.[3]


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

Martinez raised $61,667 for his campaign.[5]

Campaign donors


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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Political offices
Preceded by
New Mexico State Senate District 5
Succeeded by