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NM State Senator District 31

In addition to other duties prescribed by law, senators enact “reasonable and appropriate laws,” represent the constituents of their district, and serve on standing or interim committees. The legislature meets each year beginning in January. In odd-numbered years, it meets for 60 days; in even-numbered years, it meets for 30 days. The Governor may call special sessions. Candidates must be at least 25 years old and must be a resident of the district from which elected. They serve a four-year term. Senators do not receive a salary, but they do receive a pre-set per diem.Senado de New MexicoAdemás de otros deberes prescritos por la ley, los senadores promulgan “leyes razonables y apropiadas”, representan a los electores de su distrito y sirven en comités permanentes o interinos. La legislatura se reúne cada año a partir de enero. En los años impares, se reúne durante 60 días; en los años pares, se reúne durante 30 días. El gobernador puede convocar sesiones especiales. Los candidatos deben tener al menos 25 años de edad y deben ser residentes del distrito de donde fueron elegidos. Sirven para un mandato de cuatro años. Los senadores no reciben un salario, pero reciben un pago preestablecido por día.

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    Joseph Cervantes
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What qualifies you to be a State Representative?

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being least important and 5 being most important, how important are climate change issues in New Mexico?

What actions, if any, should the Legislature take in regard to climate issues?

What are your top priorities as a State Representative?

Additional funds have been earmarked for education. What are the next steps needed to improve student outcomes in New Mexico?

What changes, if any, need to be made in the revenue structure of the State?

Do you support codifying a woman's right to an abortion? Explain.

What gun laws, if any, would you support?

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