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Brian Egolf

Brian Egolf
30th Speaker of the New Mexico House of Representatives

January 17, 2017
Don Tripp
Member of the New Mexico House of Representatives
from the 47th district

January 2009
Peter Wirth
Personal details
Born (1976-09-10) September 10, 1976 (age 44)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationGeorgetown University (BS)
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (JD)
WebsiteCampaign website

Brian Egolf[1] (born September 10, 1976 in Santa Fe, New Mexico)[2][3] is an American attorney and politician who has served as a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives since 2009. He was elected Speaker of the House by acclamation in January, 2017.

Career

In the 2017 legislative session, Egolf served on the Judiciary, Rules and Order of Business, and Taxation & Revenue Committees.[4]

Egolf championed equal pay for equal work for the women of New Mexico,[5] reduced government corruption through the creation of a statewide independent ethics commission,[6] and passed legislation to penalize the distribution of sensitive images, such as child pornography.[7] As a private practice attorney, Egolf filed suit in New Mexico district court on behalf of a gay couple that was denied a marriage license.[8] That case helped turn the tide toward marriage equality in New Mexico and just a few months later, the state's Supreme court ruled to legalize gay marriage, making New Mexico the 17th state to do so.[9]

Egolf was considered a potential congressional candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 election against incumbent Republican Steve Pearce.[10]

Personal life

Egolf resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his family.

References

  1. ^ "Brian Egolf, Jr". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Rep. Brian Egolf (D-NM)". CQRCengage.com. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Rep. Brian Egolf Jr. (D-NM 47th District)". Capwiz.com. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Legislator - New Mexico Legislature". www.nmlegis.gov. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ Garner, Toolie. "New Mexico Fair Pay for Women Act is signed into law". www.grantcountybeat.com. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Dems push ethics bills after year of scandals | The NM Political Report". nmpoliticalreport.com. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Mexican, By Milan SimonichThe New. "Governor signs 'revenge porn' bill into law". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Egolf Firm Petitions High Court On Same-Sex Marriage Case". Arc Publishing. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ Post, AP/The Huffington (December 19, 2013). "New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Gay Marriage Constitutional". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ Livingston, Abby (November 13, 2013). "Democrats' Mission in N.M.: Breaking Steve Pearce". Roll Call. Retrieved 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Don Tripp
Speaker of the New Mexico House of Representatives
2017-present
Incumbent



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