Nov 03, 2020
Feb 04, 2020 - Jun 26, 2020
A New Mexico State Senator serves in the upper house of the bicameral New Mexico State Legislature. New Mexico has 42 senators, who each represent one district within the state. Each senator represents about 43,300 constituents from their respective districts. Primary responsibilities of a senator include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other senators and the house of representatives. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. Leadership in the senate is guided by the Senate President, who, after being chosen by the majority party caucus, and elected by the entire senate body, is charged with assigning each senator to various committees and leadership positions. A New Mexico senator serves a four-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. This position is unpaid, but senators do receive per diem for every day in session.
Submit application to:
New Mexico Secretary of State, New Mexico Capitol Annex North, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, US