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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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