Michael's Powerful New Mexico Story

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 by his colleagues in his second year in the Senate, serves on nine legislative committees, including as the chairman of the science, technology, and telecommunications committee.

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 ward and precinct official, and as a county and state central committee member. He 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 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 Los Lunas, Belen, Truth or Consequences, Estancias, Albuquerque, Los Padillas, and Taos, 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.

Padilla's primary focuses as a legislator are early childhood education, economic development and job creation, CYFD child protective services reform, public education reform, and high speed broadband Internet access and expansion. 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.

For more information on Senator Michael Padilla please call him directly (505)977-6247.

Paid for by Michael Padilla for Lieutenant Governor, Margaret Romero, Treasurer.