Public records reveal legislators’ pay

SANTA FE (KRQE) – Just how much do New Mexico’s legislators make each year? That depends on who they are.

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 and their pay comes in the form of a daily expense payment for days they’re at the session, traveling or going to meetings.

The person making the least, Rep. Vickie Perea, is a Republican from Belen. She was paid, $1,590. Just above her is Nate Gentry, a Republican from Albuquerque who earned $9,400.

At the top is Sen. John Pinto, a Democrat from Gallup. He earned $27,463, followed by Sen. Carlos Sisneros, a Democrat from Questa who brought in $26,900.

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