New Mexico Legislature

bicameral body of the legislative branch in New Mexico

The New Mexico Legislature (Spanish: Legislatura de Nuevo México) is the legislative branch of the state government of New Mexico. It is made up of two parts: New Mexico House of Representatives (lower house) and New Mexico Senate (upper house). Both are currently controlled by the Democratic Party.[1][2]

The State Legislature of New Mexico
Legislatura de Nuevo México
Seal of the State Legislature of New Mexico.svg
Type
Type
HousesSenate
House of Representatives
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Leadership
Howie Morales (D)
Since January 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Mary Papen (D)
Since January 15, 2013 (2013-01-15)
Brian Egolf (D)
Since January 17, 2017 (2017-01-17)
Structure
Seats112
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Senate political groups
  •   Democratic (26)
  •   Republican (16)
New Mexico House of Representatives partisanship 2019.svg
House political groups
Length of term
Senate: 4 years
House: 2 years
Salary$0/year + per diem
Senators
42
State Representatives
70
Elections
First-past-the-post
First-past-the-post
Senate last election
November 3, 2020 (2020-11-03)
House last election
November 3, 2020 (2020-11-03)
Senate next election
November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
House next election
November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08)
RedistrictingLegislative control
Motto
Crescit eundo
Meeting place
NewMexicoCapitol SantaFe.jpg
State Capitol, Santa Fe
Website
nmlegis.gov
Constitution
Constitution of New Mexico

Party summaryEdit

State SenateEdit

  26 Democrats
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 27 15 42 0
Jan 1, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015 25 17 42 0
Mar 14, 2015 - Apr 5, 2015 24 17 41 1
Apr 5, 2015 – Jan 17, 2017 24 18 42 0
Jan 17, 2017 – Present 26 16 42 0

House of RepresentativesEdit

  47 Democrats
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Ind Republican Vacant
51st legislature 38 0 32 70 0
52nd legislature 33 0 37 70 0
53rd legislature 38 0 32 70 0
54th legislature 46 0 24 70 0

HistoryEdit

Session Years House Senate Governor
Total Democrats Republicans Others Total Democrats Republicans Others
1st 1912–1914 49 16 30 3 24 7 16 1 William W. McDonald
2nd 1915-1916 49 14 33 2 24 7 16 1
3rd 1917-1918 49 19 30 - 24 10 14 - Ezequiel Cabeza De Baca
Washington E. Lindsey
4th 1919-1920 49 15 34 - 24 9 15 - Octaviano Larrazolo
5th 1921-1922 49 15 34 - 24 9 15 - Merritt C. Mechem
6th 1923-1924 49 33 16 - 24 9 15 - James F. Hinkle
7th 1925-1926 49 28 21 - 24 11 13 - Arthur T. Hannett
8th 1927-1928 49 18 31 - 24 11 13 - Richard C. Dillon
9th 1929-1930 49 12 37 - 24 6 18
10th 1931-1932 49 28 21 - 24 8 16 - Arthur Seligman
11th 1933-1934 49 41 8 - 24 20 4 -
42 7 - Andrew W. Hockenhull
12th 1935-1936 49 38 12 - 24 18 6 - Clyde Tingley
13th 1937-1938 49 47 2 - 24 23 1 -
14th 1939-1940 49 42 7 - 24 23 1 - John E. Miles
15th 1941-1942 49 40 9 - 24 21 3 -
16th 1943-1944 49 33 16 - 24 21 3 - John J. Dempsey
17th 1945-1946 49 30 19 - 24 18 6 -
18th 1947-1948 49 30 19 - 24 18 6 - Thomas J. Mabry
19th 1949-1950 49 36 13 - 24 19 5 -
Session Years House Senate Governor
Total Democrats Republicans Others Total Democrats Republicans Others
20th 1951-1952 55 46 9 - 24 18 6 - Edwin L. Mechem
21st 1953-1954 55 27 28 - 31 22 9 -
22nd 1955-1956 55 51 4 - 32 23 9 - John F. Simms
23rd 1957-1958 66 43 23 - 32 24 8 - Edwin L. Mechem
24th 1959-1960 66 60 6 - 32 24 8 - John Burroughs
25th 1961-1962 66 59 7 - 32 28 4 - Edwin L. Mechem
Tom Bolack
26th 1963-1964 66 55 11 - 32 28 4 - Jack M. Campbell
27th 1965-1966 77 59 18 - 32 28 4 -
28th 1967-1968 70 45 25 - 42 25 17 - David F. Cargo
29th 1969-1970 70 44 26 - 42 25 17 -
30th 1971-1972 70 48 22 - 42 28 14 - Bruce King
31st 1973-1974 70 51 19 - 42 30 12 -
50 20 -
32nd 1975-1976 70 51 19 - 42 29 13 - Jerry Apodaca
30 12 -
33rd 1977-1978 70 48 22 - 42 33 9 -
34th 1979-1980 70 41 29[3] - 42 33 9 - Bruce King
32 10 -
35th 1981-1982 70 41 29[4] - 42 22 20 -
23 19 -
36th 1983-1984 70 46 24 - 42 23 19 - Toney Anaya
47 23 -
37th 1985-1986 70 43 27[5] - 42 21 21[6] -
20 22 -
42 20[7] 22
38th 1987-1988 70 47 23 - 42 21[8] 21 - Garrey Carruthers
46 24 - 42 21 21[9]
39th 1989-1990 70 45 25 - 42 26 16 -
25 17 -
Session Years House Senate Governor
Total Democrats Republicans Others Total Democrats Republicans Others
40th 1991-1992 70 49 21 - 42 26 16 - Bruce King
41st 1993-1994 70 53 17 - 42 27 15 -
42nd 1995-1996 70 46 24 - 42 27 15 - Gary Johnson
43rd 1997-1998 70 42 28 - 42 25 17 -
44th 1999-2000 70 40 30 - 42 25 17 -
45th 2001-2002 70 42 28 - 42 24 18[10] -
46th 2003-2004 70 43 27 - 42 24 18 - Bill Richardson
47th 2005-2006 70 42 28 - 42 24 18 -
48th 2007-2008 70 42 28 - 42 24 18 -
49th 2009-2010 70 45 25 - 42 27 15[11] -
50th 2011-2012 70 36 33 1 42 27 15[11] - Susana Martinez
51st 2013-2014 70 38 32 - 42 25 17 -
52nd 2015-2016 70 33 37 - 42 24 18 -
53rd 2017-2018 70 38 32 - 42 26 16 -
54th 2019-2020 70 46 24 - 42 26 16 Michelle Lujan Grisham
Session Years Total Democrats Republicans Others Total Democrats Republicans Others Governor
House Senate

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Political Control 20" (PDF). New Mexico Legislature. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  2. Lee, Morgan. "New Mexico Legislature 2020". Las Cruces Sun News. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  3. Coalition of 11 Democrats and 29 Republicans controlled the House Majority
  4. Coalition of 10 Democrats and 27 Republicans controlled the House Majority
  5. Coalition of 10 Democrats and 26 Republicans controlled the House Majority
  6. Coalition of 4 Democrats and 21 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority until one of the Democrats switched parties in late 1985, giving the Republicans outright control
  7. Coalition of 4 Republicans and 19 Democrats controlled the Senate Majority in the 37th Session's special legislative session in September 1986.
  8. Coalition of 3 Republicans and 21 Democrats controlled the Senate Majority
  9. Coalition of 5 Democrats and 18 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority beginning in January 1988
  10. Coalition of 3 Democrats and 18 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority
  11. 11.0 11.1 Coalition of 8 Democrats and 15 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority