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Revision as of 03:07, 13 October 2011

Stuart Ingle
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New Mexico State Senate District 27
Incumbent
Assumed office
1985
Current term ends
January 15, 2013
Political party Republican
Profession Farmer
Website Senate website
Stuart Ingle (b. December 27, 1947) is a Republican member of the New Mexico Senate. Ingle joined the New Mexico State Senate in 1985 and has served in that position since. He serves as Minority Floor Leader. Ingle is a farmer. Ingle earned his BS from Oklahoma State University in 1970.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ingle has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

Lawsuit against Gov. Martinez

Mimi Stewart, Henry Saavedra, John Arthur Smith and “Lucky” Varela filed two lawsuits against Gov. Susana Martinez over her line item vetoes in an unemployment bill and a housing bill.

Raul Burciaga, the director of the Legislative Council Service, told committee members of the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) May 19, 2011 that in his opinion two line-item vetoes made by Gov. Martinez violate the state’s constitution.

“Some of the governor’s vetoes seem to impinge on the legislature’s appropriation powers and plow new ground in a governor’s exercise of the veto authority,” said Burciaga.

That day, Gov. Martinez firmly said she disagreed.

“I could protest any governor doing this … it’s not partisan,” Sen. Stuart Ingle. “She’s a good governor … but it’s a little bit of stretch to do this.”

Burciaga testified that the veto Martinez made in unemployment bill H.B. 59 is part of a revenue bill and “did not authorize the expenditure of state money because that authorization was already in statute and not amended in this bill.” Burciaga said the veto is “unconstitutional and, hence, unenforceable.”

The second veto came when Gov. Martinez reduced an appropriation the legislature made to budget bill H.B. 2 from $150,000 to $50,000. Burciaga said that while state courts have not addressed the issue specifically, reducing “an item of appropriation is a legislative function that the governor has no power to do.”

“I think we need to challenge this in the courts,” Rep. Luciano “Lucky” Varela (D-Santa Fe) said.

“The main difficulty I have is changing the figure [from $150,000 down to $50,000 in HB2],” Ingle said, expressing concern that if the current partisan makeup of the Roundhouse were reversed, a future Democratic governor could assume greater power at the expense of the legislative branch. ”We just can’t go there.”[1][2]

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Ingle was re-elected to the 27th district in the New Mexico Senate. Ingle had no challenger. [3]

Ingle raised $82,410 for his campaign.[4]

Campaign donors

Listed below are the five largest contributors to Stuart Ingle's 2008 campaign.

Donor Amount
CONOCOPHILLIPS $10,000
New Mexico Medical Society $4,000
Anheuser-Busch $2,600
Lovelace Health Systems $2,500
New Mexico Realtors Association $2,500

Personal

Ingle is divorced and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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New Mexico State Senate District 27
1985–present
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