Senator Michael Padilla is a member of the New Mexico State Senate representing District 14 since January 2013. Senator Padilla serves as the Senate Majority Whip, having been elected to the position in his second year in the Senate, serves on nine legislative committees, including as chairman of the science, technology, and telecommunications committee. Padilla was the first senator in his class to move a bill through the legislature in his first, second, and fifth years as a senator.
Padilla pledges to make the lieutenant governorâ€™s office one of full transparency, a reliable ombudsmen for state government services, strategic in helping New Mexico elect and retain a democratic governor, and fair and equitable as the president of the state senate.
Padilla's primary policy goals for the lieutenant governorâ€™s office are fully funding of early childhood education, economic development and job creation, CYFD child protective services reform, public education reform, protection of worker and union rights, solid renewable energy planning, early water conservation and management education, and high speed broadband Internet access and expansion across New Mexico.
Padilla grew up in Los Padillas, a rural farming community that his family helped settle over 150 years ago, and is located inside of the district he represents. Padilla has always been involved in the Democratic Party of New Mexico, serving as a precinct chairman, ward chairman, county central committee member and state central committee member.Â He has also served on numerous boards and commissions prior to becoming a senator, including Youth Development Incorporated, Special Olympics New Mexico, Junior Achievement of New Mexico, Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico, New Mexico Workforce Development, and several others.
Padilla founded Altivus CRM Solutions, a contact center and consulting firm, in 2000, and grew the company organically. The company specializes in building call centers and providing a number of operational consulting services affecting people, process, and technology. Padilla still serves as Chairman and CEO of the company. Since 2000 the company has created 3,000 jobs across New Mexico.
Padilla is the youngest of five children. His parents, David and Gina Padilla, were unable to raise him and his siblings, so they grew up in foster homes in Taos, Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Belen, Truth or Consequences, Zuni, Estancia, the All Faiths Receiving Home for Homeless Children, and with various family members. Padilla started working when he was eleven years old, and is proud of the way he was raised. Padilla has twin sons, Aaron and Zach, who are attending the university and have committed to obtaining their degrees in social sciences.
For more information please call Senator Michael Padilla directly (505)977-6247.
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Contributions: Michael Padilla for Lieutenant Governor, PO Box 67545, Albuquerque, NM 87193