Compensation in 2013 for New Mexico lawmakers

SANTA FE (KRQE) – New Mexico’s legislators averaged a little more than $16,000 in compensation each last year

The Department of Finance turned over the records following a public records request by the associated press.

New Mexico’s legislature is a part-time gig.

While lawmakers have full time, outside jobs, they get a daily expense payment called a per diem during the session or when traveling and going to meetings.

At the top of the list, Senator John Pinto, a democrat from Gallup, he earned $27,463.

At the bottom of the list Representative Vickie Perea, a republican from Belen was paid, $1,590.


Name Per Diem
Sen. John Pinto, D-Gallup 27,463
Sen. Carlos Cisneros, D-Questa 26,905
Sen. Lee Cotter, R-Las Cruces 26,800
Senate President Mary Kay Papen, D-Las Cruces 26,289
Rep. Eliseo Alcon, D-Milan 25,277
Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Espanola 24,516
Rep. Edward Sandoval, D-Albuquerque 24,138
Sen. Cisco McSorley, D-Albuquerque 23,453
Rep. Debbie Rodella, D-Espanola 23,152
Sen. John Arthur Smith, D-Deming 22,580
Rep. Nathan Cote, D-Organ 21,737
Rep. Larry Larranaga, R-Albuquerque 21,661
Sen. Howie Morales, D-Silver City 21,526
Sen. Ron Griggs, R-Alamogordo 21,250
Sen. Clemente Sanchez, D-Grants 20,959
Rep. Jane Powdrell-Culbert, R-Corrales 20,854
Rep. Sandra Jeff, D-Crownpoint 20,715
Rep. Ernest Chavez, D-Albuquerque 20,372
Rep. Roberto “Bobby” Gonzales, D-Taos 19,981
Rep. Rodolpho Martinez, D-Bayard 19,912
Sen. Carroll Leavell, R-Jal 19,847
Sen. Jacob Candelaria, D-Albuquerque 19,593
Rep. James Roger Madalena, D-Jemez Pueblo 19,553
Rep. Alonzo Baldonado, R-Los Lunas 19,433
Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque 19,429
Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis 19,233
Rep. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque 19,035
Sen. Craig Brandt, R-Rio Rancho 18,734
Rep. Patricia Lundstrom, D-Gallup 18,634
Rep. Jimmie Hall, R-Albuquerque 18,480
Sen. Nancy Rodriguez, D-Santa Fe 18,468
Sen. Steven Neville, R-Aztec 18,407
Rep. Sharon Clahchischilliage, R-Kirtland 18,224
Rep. Georgene Louis, D-Albuquerque 18,188
Rep. Luciano “Lucky” Varela, D-Santa Fe 18,172
Sen. William Soules, D-Las Cruces 18,167
Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs 18,072
Rep. Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell 17,991
Rep. Don Tripp, R-Socorro 17,965
House Majority Leader Rick Miera, D-Albuquerque 17,898
Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque 17,730
Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-Alamogordo 17,639
Rep. Bob Wooley, R-Roswell 17,575
Rep. James White, R-Albuquerque 17,563
Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview 17,487
Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort, R-Albuquerque 17,392
House Minority Leader Don Bratton, R-Hobbs 17,162
Rep. Phillip Archuleta, D-Las Cruces 17,072
Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Logan 17,010
Rep. Miguel Garcia, D-Albuquerque 16,991
Sen. Bill O’Neill, D-Albuquerque 16,991
Rep. Mary Helen Garcia, D-Las Cruces 16,790
Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, D-Albuquerque 16,776
House Speaker Ken Martinez, D-Grants 16,656
Rep. David Gallegos, R-Eunice 16,644
Sen. Benny Shendo, D-Jemez Pueblo 16,450
Rep. Kelly Farjado, R-Belen 16,437
Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque 16,304
Sen. George Munoz, D-Gallup 16,252
Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque 16,188
Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales 15,746
Rep. Jim Trujillo, D-Santa Fe 15,617
Rep. Tom Taylor, R-Farmington 15,609
Sen. William Payne, R-Albuquerque 15,555
Rep. Tom Anderson, R-Albuquerque 15,487
Rep. Nick Salazar, D-Ohkay Owingeh 15,421
Sen. Michael Padilla, D-Albuquerque 15,344
Rep. Tomas Salazar, D-Las Vegas 14,858
Sen. William Sharer, R-Farmington 14,751
Rep. Elizabeth Thomson, R-Albuquerque 14,612
Rep. Henry Kiki Saavedra, D-Albuquerque 14,453
Rep. Christine Trujillo, D-Albuquerque 14,350
Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe 14,316
Rep. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho 14,277
Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero, D-Albuquerque 14,144
Rep. Cliff Pirtle, R-Roswell 13,937
Sen. William Burt, R-Alamogordo 13,772
Sen. John Sapien, D-Corrales 13,675
Sen. Tim Keller, D-Albuquerque 13,646
Sen. Mark Moores, R-Albuquerque 13,568
Sen. Lisa Torraco, R-Albuquerque 13,501
Rep. James Smith, R-Sandia Park 13,413
Rep. Paul Bandy, R-Aztec 13,351
Rep. James Strickler, R-Farmington 13,267
Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces 13,250
Rep. William Rehm, R-Albuquerque 13,243
Rep. Gail Chasey, D-Albuquerque 13,096
Rep. George Dodge, D-Santa Rosa 12,983
Rep. William Gray, R-Artesia 12,656
Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, D-Los Alamos 12,602
Rep. Doreen Gallegos, D-Las Cruces 12,563
Rep. Monica Youngblood, R-Albuquerque 12,431
Sen. Pete Campos, D-Las Vegas 12,370
Rep. Tim Lewis, R-Rio Rancho 12,210
Sen. Phil Griego, D-San Jose 12,130
Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe 12,074
Rep. Paul Pacheco, R-Albuquerque 12,070
Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Las Cruces 11,937
Rep. Candy Spence Ezzell, R-Roswell 11,788
Rep. Carl Trujillo, D-Santa Fe 11,770
Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez, D-Belen 11,313
Rep. Dona Irwin, D-Deming 11,257
Rep. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces 11,250
Rep. Emily Kane, D-Albuquerque 11,245
Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas, D-Albuquerque 11,228
Rep. Zach Cook, R-Ruidoso 11,007
Rep. Stephen Easley, D-Santa Fe 10,626
Sen. John Ryan, R-Albuquerque 10,614
Rep. Dianne Hamilton, R-Silver City 10,614
Rep. Terry McMillan, R-Las Cruces 9,910
Rep. Cathrynn Brown, R-Carlsbad 9,717
Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque 9,416
Rep. Vickie Perea, R-Belen 1,590
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