New Mexico State Senate

Senado de Nuevo México
New Mexico State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
New session started
January 19, 2021
Howie Morales (D)
since January 1, 2019
President pro tempore
Mimi Stewart (D)
since January 19, 2021
Majority Leader
Peter Wirth (D)
since January 17, 2017
Minority Leader
Gregory A. Baca (R)
since January 19, 2021
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Political groups
  •   Democratic (26)


Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle IV, New Mexico Constitution
SalaryNone + per diem
Last election
November 3, 2020
(42 seats)
Next election
November 5, 2024
(42 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
State Senate Chamber
New Mexico State Capitol
Santa Fe, New Mexico
New Mexico State Legislature

The New Mexico Senate (Spanish: Senado de Nuevo México) is the upper house of the New Mexico State Legislature. The Senate consists of 42 members, with each senator representing an equal number of single-member constituent districts across the state. All senatorial districts are divided to contain a population on average of 43,300 state residents. Members of the Senate are elected to four-year terms without term limits.

The Senate convenes at the New Mexico State Capitol building in Santa Fe.


The makeup of the Senate for sessions from 2009–present is:

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Ind Republican Vacant
End 2008 24 0 18 42 0
2009–2012 27 0 15 42 0
Begin 2013 25 0 17 42 0
End 2016 24 18
2017–2021 26 0 16 42 0
Begin 2021 27 0 15 42 0
December 6, 2021[a] 26 1
October 19, 2022[b] 0 41 1
Latest voting share 63.4% 36.6%


Position Senator[3] District
President/Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales
President pro tempore Mimi Stewart 17
Majority Leader Peter Wirth 25
Majority Whip Linda M. Lopez 36
Minority Leader Gregory A. Baca 27
Minority Whip Craig Brandt 40

Current members

District Senator[4] Party Residence First elected Counties represented
1 William Sharer Rep Farmington 2000 San Juan (part)
2 Steven Neville Rep Aztec 2004 San Juan (part)
3 Shannon Pinto Dem Tohatchi 2019 McKinley (part), San Juan (part)
4 George Muñoz Dem Gallup 2008 Cibola (part), McKinley (part), San Juan (part)
5 Leo Jaramillo Dem Española 2020 Los Alamos (part), Rio Arriba (part), Sandoval (part), Santa Fe (part)
6 Roberto Gonzales Dem Taos 2019 Los Alamos (part), Rio Arriba (part), Santa Fe (part), Taos (part)
7 Pat Woods Rep Broadview 2012 Curry (part), Quay (part), Union
8 Pete Campos Dem Las Vegas 1991 Colfax, Guadalupe, Harding, Mora, Quay (part), San Miguel (part), Taos (part)
9 Brenda McKenna Dem Corrales 2020 Bernalillo (part), Sandoval (part)
10 Katy Duhigg Dem Albuquerque 2020 Bernalillo (part), Sandoval (part)
11 Linda M. Lopez Dem Albuquerque 1996 Bernalillo (part)
12 Jerry Ortiz y Pino Dem Albuquerque 2004 Bernalillo (part)
13 Bill O'Neill Dem Albuquerque 2012 Bernalillo (part)
14 Michael Padilla Dem Albuquerque 2012 Bernalillo (part)
15 Daniel Ivey-Soto Dem Albuquerque 2012 Bernalillo (part)
16 Antoinette Sedillo Lopez[5] Dem Albuquerque 2019 Bernalillo (part)
17 Mimi Stewart Dem Albuquerque 2015 Bernalillo (part)
18 Bill Tallman Dem Albuquerque 2017 Bernalillo (part)
19 Gregg Schmedes Rep Albuquerque 2020 Bernalillo (part), Sandoval (part), Santa Fe (part), Torrance (part)
20 Martin Hickey Dem Albuquerque 2020 Bernalillo (part)
21 Mark Moores Rep Albuquerque 2012 Bernalillo (part)
22 Benny Shendo Dem Jemez Pueblo 2012 Bernalillo (part), McKinley (part), Rio Arriba (part), San Juan (part), Sandoval (part)
23 Harold Pope Jr. Dem Albuquerque 2020 Bernalillo (part)
24 Nancy Rodriguez Dem Santa Fe 1996 Santa Fe (part)
25 Peter Wirth Dem Santa Fe 2004 Santa Fe (part)
26 Vacant Bernalillo (part)
27 Stuart Ingle Rep Portales 1984 Chaves (part), Curry (part), De Baca, Lea (part), Roosevelt
28 Siah Correa Hemphill Dem Silver City 2020 Catron, Grant, Socorro (part)
29 Gregory A. Baca Rep Belen 2017 Bernalillo (part), Valencia (part)
30 Joshua A. Sanchez Rep Grants 2020 Cibola (part), McKinley (part), Socorro (part), Valencia (part)
31 Joe Cervantes Dem Las Cruces 2012 Doña Ana (part)
32 Cliff Pirtle Rep Roswell 2012 Chaves (part), Eddy (part), Lincoln (part)
33 William Burt Rep Alamogordo 2010 Chaves (part), Lincoln (part), Otero (part)
34 Ron Griggs Rep Alamogordo 2012 Eddy (part), Otero (part)
35 Crystal Diamond Rep Deming 2020 Doña Ana (part), Hidalgo, Luna, Sierra
36 Jeff Steinborn Dem Las Cruces 2016 Doña Ana (part)
37 William Soules Dem Las Cruces 2012 Doña Ana (part), Sierra (part)
38 Carrie Hamblen Dem Las Cruces 2020 Doña Ana (part)
39 Liz Stefanics Dem Cerrillos 2017 Bernalillo (part), Lincoln (part), Santa Fe (part), San Miguel (part), Torrance (part), Valencia (part)
40 Craig Brandt Rep Rio Rancho 2012 Sandoval (part)
41 David Gallegos Rep Jal 2020 Eddy (part), Lea (part)
42 Gay Kernan Rep Hobbs 2001 Chaves (part), Eddy (part), Lea (part)

Past composition of the Senate

Main article: Political party strength in New Mexico

See also


  1. ^ Jacob Candelaria (District 26) left the Democratic Party and registered as an Independent.[1]
  2. ^ Independent Jacob Candelaria (District 26) resigned.[2]


  1. ^ Lyman, Andy. "Sen. Jacob Candelaria leaves Dem party, registers as decline to state". Las Cruces Sun-News. Retrieved 2021-12-10.
  2. ^ Honeycutt, Jordan (October 19, 2022). "Senator resigns from New Mexico's legislature". KRQE.
  3. ^ "Leadership". New Mexico Legislature. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "Districts". New Mexico Legislature. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  5. ^ Boyd, Dan (January 14, 2019). "Sedillo Lopez appointed to vacant Senate seat". Albuquerque Journal.

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