Stephanie Garcia Richard
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Stephanie Garcia Richard
Stephanie Garcia Richard
28th New Mexico Public Lands Commissioner

January 1, 2019
GovernorMichelle Lujan Grisham
Aubrey Dunn Jr.
Member of the New Mexico House of Representatives
from the 43rd district

January 15, 2013 - January 1, 2019
James Hall
Christine Chandler
Personal details
BornTucumcari, New Mexico, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Eric Vasquez
EducationColumbia University (BA)
WebsiteOfficial website

Stephanie M. Garcia Richard from Los Alamos, New Mexico[1] is an American politician and currently serves as the Commissioner of Public Lands of New Mexico,[2] an executive office created under the New Mexico State Constitution. She is a Democrat and the first woman ever elected to this statewide office.[3] Prior to this office, Garcia Richard served as a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives representing District 43 from January 2013 through December 2018.[4] She chaired the House Education Committee and served on the Appropriates and Finance Committee and Labor and Economic Development committees.[5] In 2018 she decided not to run for re-election for State House and ran for and was elected as New Mexico's Commissioner of Public Lands on November 6, 2018, after a hard-fought race against Republican Pat Lyons.

Education

Garcia Richard earned her BA in political science from Barnard College (1996) of Columbia University and her teaching certificate from University of California, Los Angeles.

Political career

Garcia Richard has served in New Mexican politics since her first election 2012.

New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands

Garcia Richard was elected as New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands during the 2018 New Mexico elections, and began serving in this position on January 1, 2019. She is the first woman and first Latina to serve in this position for the State of New Mexico.

New Mexico House of Representatives

Garcia Richard was first elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives in 2012 for District 43. She represented this district for three terms, or six years from 2013 through 2018. Stephanie served on the Education and Labor & Economic Development committees. During the 2017 and 2018 Legislative Session, Stephanie served as chair for the House Education Committee. During her tenure in the New Mexico House of Representatives, Stephanie Garcia Richard sponsored 105 bills and acted as co-sponsor for 115 bills.[6]

Personal life

Stephanie Garcia Richard was born in Tucumcari, New Mexico, and raised in Silver City. Stephanie is married to Eric Vasquez and has two adult children.[7]

Election history

Election history of Stephanie Garcia Richard from 2010.[8]

2018

General election

Incumbent Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn Jr. announced that he would not be seeking re-election due to his intention to run for United States Senator. This set forth an open election between State Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard, former Land Commissioner Patrick H. Lyons, and Michael Lucero.

2018 New Mexico elections[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Stephanie Garcia Richard 352,335 51.1
Republican Patrick H. Lyons 297,379 43.1
Libertarian Michael Lucero 39,791 5.8
Turnout 689,505

Democratic primary election

2018 New Mexico Primary Elections[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Stephanie Garcia Richard 65,601 39.5
Democratic Garrett VeneKlasen 61,783 37.2
Democratic George Muñoz 38,770 23.3
Turnout 166,154

2016

2016 New Mexico Elections[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Stephanie Garcia Richard (Incumbent) 8,452 58.85
Republican Sharon Stover 5,910 41.15
Turnout 14,362

2014

2014 New Mexico Elections[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Stephanie Garcia Richard (Incumbent) 5,955 56.8
Republican Geoff Rodgers 4,522 43.2
Turnout 10,477

2012

Long-time incumbent Jeannette Wallace died on April 8, 2011. Jim Hall was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to fill the open position.

2012 New Mexico Elections[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Stephanie Garcia Richard 7,119 51.2
Republican Jim Hall (Incumbent) 6,788 48.8
Turnout 13,907

2010

General election

2010 New Mexico Elections[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jeannette Wallace (Incumbent) 5,550 50.9
Democratic Stephanie Garcia Richard 5,360 49.1
Turnout 10,910

Democratic primary election

2010 New Mexico Primary Elections[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Stephanie Garcia Richard 1,299 59.5
Democratic Peter Sheehey 882 40.4
Turnout 2,181

References

  1. ^ "Stephanie Garcia Richard's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ https://www.nmstatelands.org/commissioner-stephanie-garcia-richard/. Retrieved . Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Past Commissioners". www.nmstatelands.org. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard (D)". Santa Fe, New Mexico: New Mexico Legislature. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Legislator - New Mexico Legislature". www.nmlegis.gov. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Find Legislation by Sponsor". New Mexico Legislature. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "About Stephanie Garcia Richard". stephaniegarciarichard.com. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ Uncontested primary elections are not shown.
  9. ^ "2018 General Election results". New Mexico Secretary of State. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "2018 Primary Election results". New Mexico Secretary of State. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "2016 General Election results". New Mexico Secretary of State. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "2014 General Election results". New Mexico Secretary of State. Retrieved .
  13. ^ "2012 General Election results" (PDF). New Mexico Secretary of State. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "2010 General Election results" (PDF). New Mexico Secretary of State. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "2010 Primary Election results" (PDF). New Mexico Secretary of State. Retrieved .

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Political offices
Preceded by
Aubrey Dunn Jr.

2019-present
Incumbent

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