|New Mexico Senate District 5|
|2001 - present|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||13|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|First elected||November 7, 2000|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Espanola High School|
|Bachelor's||Central New Mexico Technical Vocation Institute|
|Other||Northern New Mexico Community College|
|Profession||Magistrate Judge (retired)|
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:
- "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."
- 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.
|New Mexico State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Richard C. Martinez Incumbent||57.6%||4,721|
|Alfredo L. Montoya||42.4%||3,473|
Martinez raised $61,667 for his campaign.
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Richard Martinez's 2008 campaign.
|Westland Development Co.||$2,000|
|San Juan Pueblo||$2,000|
|Santa Clara Pueblo||$2,000|
|Pueblo of Isleta||$1,500|
Martinez is married with no children.Cite error: Invalid
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- Biography from the New Mexico Legislature website
- Campaign website
- Personal Facebook page
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Voting record from New Mexico Votes.org
- Santa Fe New Mexican, "State Senate District 5 bio: Richard Martinez," May 23, 2012. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
- Committee to Re-Elect Richard C. Martinez, "Platform, retrieved May 25, 2012.
- New Mexico Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List," Accessed March 23, 2012
- 2008 election results, New Mexico Senate
- 2008 Follow the Money's report on Richard's 2008 campaign contributions
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