Stephen Fischmann
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Stephen Fischmann
Stephen Fischmann
New Mexico
Public Regulation Commissioner

from the 5th district

January 1, 2019
Sandy R. Jones
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 37th district

January 13, 2009 - January 15, 2013
Leonard Lee Rawson
William Soules
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Gail Katayanagi[1]
ResidenceLas Cruces, New Mexico
Alma materUniversity of California, Los Angeles (B.A., M.B.A.)

Stephen H. Fischmann[2] is an American politician from New Mexico. He is a member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission from the 5th district, covering all of Catron, Doña Ana, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Sierra, and Valencia Counties and parts of Lincoln, Otero, Socorro, and Torrance Counties.

Education

Fischmann graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1976 with a B.A. in political science and earned his MBA from the same institution in 1979. He was a general manager at Levi Strauss & Co. for 20 years before engaging in real estate brokering and property inspection in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Career

After retiring to Southern New Mexico, he became a founding member of the Quality Growth Alliance and chairman of the Southwest Energy Alliance, a group that promotes clean and affordable energy initiatives.[1][3]

Political career

A Democrat, Fischmann ran for New Mexico Senate against Republican Senator Leonard Lee Rawson in 2008, narrowly winning 51-49%.[4] He served one term representing the 37th district before retiring. In 2018, he ran for Public Regulation Commissioner from the 5th district, defeating incumbent Sandy R. Jones 52-48% in the Democratic primary.[5] He won the general election over the Republican nominee, former Commissioner Ben L. Hall, 54-46%.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b D'Ammassa, Algernon (October 28, 2018). "PRC candidates Fischmann and Hall debate the pace of transition to renewable energy". Las Cruces Sun-News. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ "Former Senator Stephen H. Fischmann - (D)". New Mexico Legislature. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Haussamen, Heath (March 18, 2008). "Fischmann announces candidacy for state Senate". NMPolitics.net. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "NM State Senate 37 - November 4, 2008". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ D'Ammassa, Algernon (June 5, 2018). "PRC District 5: Fischmann ousts Jones; recount in GOP race". Las Cruces Sun-News. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ OFFICIAL RESULTS General Election - November 6, 2018 - Public Regulation Commissioner - DISTRICT 5 New Mexico Secretary of State. Retrieved January 3, 2019.

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