James Madalena Sr.
|Member of the New Mexico House of Representatives|
from the 65th district
January 1985 - January 2017
|Derrick J. Lente|
|Born||October 31, 1948|
Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico
|Residence||Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico|
|Alma mater||Eastern New Mexico University|
James Roger Madalena, Sr. (Jemez Pueblo, born October 31, 1948) is an American politician who served as a Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 65, from January 1985 to January 2017.
After serving in the New Mexico House of Representatives for over 30 years, Madelena was defeated in the 2016 Democratic primary by attorney and businessman Derrick J. Lente. Madelena announced that he would run for his old seat in the 2020 election.