William Sharer

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William Sharer
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New Mexico Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
December 31, 2016
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNew Mexico State University
Associate'sNew Mexico Military Institute
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1982-1992
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 22, 1959
Place of birthAlbuquerque, NM
ProfessionOwner, Credit Bureau of Farmington
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
William 'Bill' E. Sharer (b. September 22, 1959) is a Republican member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Sharer earned his A.A. from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1979 and his B.A. from New Mexico State University in 1981. His professional experience includes being the owner of Popcorn Patch from 1992 to 1993, the General Manager of a Taco Bell from 1993 to 1995, and the current owner of the Credit Bureau of Farmington. Sharer served as an Officer in the United States Army from 1982 to 1992.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013
Committees'
Conservation
Corporations and Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sharer served on to these committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2012

Sharer ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary. He defeated Matt Dodson in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

New Mexico State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Sharer Incumbent 70.8% 11,212
     Democratic Matt Dodson 29.2% 4,633
Total Votes 15,845

2008

See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Sharer won re-election to the District 1 in the New Mexico Senate. Sharer had no challenger.[4]

Sharer raised $8,775 for his campaign.[5]

New Mexico State Senate District 1 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Sharer Incumbent 100% 14,032
Total Votes 14,032

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sharer is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Sharer raised a total of $138,190 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.[6]

William Sharer's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State Senate, District 1 Won $55,875
2010 New Mexico State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $8,055
2008 New Mexico State Senate, District 1 Won $8,775
2006 New Mexico State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $3,319
2004 New Mexico State Senate, District 1 Won $30,306
2002 New Mexico State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $-500
2000 New Mexico State Senate, District 1 Won $32,360
Grand Total Raised $138,190

2012

Sharer won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Sharer raised a total of $55,875.
New Mexico State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to William Sharer's campaign in 2012
Sharer, William$7,200
Sunray Gaming of New Mexico$4,600
Enterprise Products Partners$1,900
Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico$1,500
Chevron Corp$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$55,875
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sharer was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Sharer raised a total of $8,055.

2008

Sharer won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Sharer raised a total of $8,775.

2006

Sharer was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Sharer raised a total of $3,319.

2004

Sharer won re-election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Sharer raised a total of $30,306.

2002

Sharer was not up for election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Sharer raised a total of $-500.

2000

Sharer won election to the New Mexico State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Sharer raised a total of $32,260.

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[7] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[7]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 18 through March 19.[8] In 2012, the 50th New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 17 through February 16.[7]

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to the state’s wildlife and domesticated animals.

Personal

Sharer and his wife, Beth, have two children.

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Preceded by
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New Mexico State Senate District 1
2001–present
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