|New Mexico Senate District 2|
|2005 - present|
|January 1, 2013|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|First elected||November 2, 2004|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||New Mexico State University|
|Master's||New Mexico State University|
|Birthday||June 30, 1950|
|Place of birth||Santa Fe, NM|
Neville was County Chairman for the San Juan Republican Party from 1990 to 1991. He then served the City Commission of the City of Aztec from 1995 to 1996. He also served the County Commission for San Juan County from 1997 to 2004. He joined the New Mexico State Senate in 2005. He has served in that position since, representing the 2nd district.
Neville was Director of the United States Department of Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service, from 1974 to 1983. He then worked as Director of Alumni Relations for New Mexico State University from 1983 to 1985. He has been owner of MVest, Incorporated Real Estate and Consulting since 1985.
Neville earned his BS and MS from New Mexico State University in 1972 and 1974, respectively.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Neville has been appointed to these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Neville served on these committees:
State Investment Council
Rep. Tim Keller and Rep. Neville sponsored a bill in the 2011 session that would kick off Gov. Susana Martinez from the State Investment Council and change the way four legislative appointments on the 10-member SIC board are selected.
The legislation passed the Senate 38-2 and was approved by the House of Representatives 50-18. In early April 2011, it sat on Gov. Martinez’ desk with an April 8 deadline for signing it, vetoing it, or pocket vetoing it
Neville and Keller learned that the Governor’s Office “had some real hesitations with this bill,” Keller said. Neville said the Governor’s staff indicated to him that the Governor herself wanted to talk personally to him and/or Keller about some questions she has with the measure.
“We’re not trying to pull anything on her,” Neville said. “We’re trying to correct the things that happened under [previous Gov. Bill] Richardson.”
“We’re still going through the process of reviewing legislation,” Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell said. ”A final decision has not yet been made on SB 17, but the Governor’s stance was very clear throughout the legislative session. As we’ve relayed: The Governor supports removing all politicians from the State Investment Council and requiring that those appointed to serve in their place meet minimum qualifications of having at least 10 years of professional investing experience.”
- See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012
Neville is running for re-election in 2012. He is running unopposed in the June 5, 2012 Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.
|New Mexico State Senate District 2 General Election, 2008|
|Republican||Steven Neville Incumbent||100%||14,223|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Steven Neville's 2008 campaign.
|Sunray Gaming of New Mexico||$5,000|
|SW Tax Loans||$3,750|
|H&R Block Farmington||$2,500|
|Farmington Sunray Gaming||$2,000|
Neville is divorced and has three children.
- Biography from the New Mexico Legislature website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Voting record from New Mexico Votes.org
- "Bill kicking Governor off the State Investment Council in jeopardy," Capital Report New Mexico, April 5, 2011
- 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 Steven's 2008 campaign contributions
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