Steven Neville

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Steven Neville
New Mexico Senate District 2
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 10
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNew Mexico State University
Master'sNew Mexico State University
Date of birthJune 30, 1950
Place of birthSanta Fe, NM
ProfessionBusiness Owner
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Steven Neville (b. June 30, 1950) is a Republican member of the New Mexico Senate.

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 studied Agriculture and Economics, and earned his BS and MS from New Mexico State University in 1972 and 1974, respectively.[1]

Committee assignments


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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Neville served on 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.”[2]



See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Neville ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012 Republican primary, and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012."[3][4]

New Mexico State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Neville Incumbent 100% 14,168
Total Votes 14,168


On November 4, 2008, Neville won re-election to the 2nd district in the New Mexico Senate. Neville had no challenger. [5] He raised $38,700 for his campaign.[6]

New Mexico State Senate District 2 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Neville Incumbent 100% 14,223
Total Votes 14,223

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Listed below are the five largest contributors to Steven Neville's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
Sunray Gaming of New Mexico $5,000
SW Tax Loans $3,750
ZC Inc. $3,750
H&R Block Farmington $2,500
Farmington Sunray Gaming $2,000


Neville is divorced and has three children.

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