Statement From the New Mexico Senate Democrats


For Immediate Release: December 16, 2017

Contact: Chris Nordstrum,, 415-601-1992


Today the Senate Democratic Caucus gathered to plan for the upcoming 30 day legislative session. It was a regularly scheduled meeting to review budget priorities following the release of the latest revenue estimates, and discuss the legislative agenda.

The caucus also addressed the Whip position. A majority of members voted to vacate the position. The caucus will be meeting again sometime early in the new year to elect a replacement.




Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth:

“Senator Padilla is a valued member of the New Mexico state Senate. We look forward to supporting his ongoing legislative efforts to create jobs and help New Mexico families.”


Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen:

“I appreciate everything Senator Padilla has accomplished. He is a strong and compassionate advocate for the people of New Mexico.”