State Rep. Jeff Steinborn
State Rep. Jeff Steinborn announced that he is running for the State Senate in District 36.
Senate District 36 stretches from central Las Cruces north through Hatch to the Sierra County border. In making the announcement, Steinborn expressed excitement for the campaign ahead.
“I am honored and excited for the opportunity to represent District 36 in the State Legislature. District 36 encompasses the best of New Mexico; historic neighborhoods and communities, the Rio Grande valley, and the greatest green chile grown in the world, he said. “I am running to be a strong advocate for my constituents and play a larger role in my service to Doña Ana County. Being in the State Senate will provide a greater opportunity to create good local jobs, improve our education system, fight for ethics reform and transparency in state government, and protect our state’s rich natural and cultural heritage.”
Steinborn serves as the State Representative for District 35, encompassing half the State Senate district. He has been the District 35 State Representative since 2012 and previously served as the State Representative for District 37 for four years.
Since being elected in 2010, Steinborn has successfully passed numerous pieces of legislation including:
- Increased Oversight of Lobbyists
- Webcasting of Legislative Meetings
- Assistance for Deployed Members of the Military
- Constitutional Amendment Removing Property Taxes from Veterans Posts
- Creation of the Rio Grande Trail Commission
- First Law in the Nation Overseeing Medical Imaging Professionals
- Increased Consumer Protections for Utility Customers
- Campaign Contribution Limits
- Greater Protection of New Mexico’s Water
Steinborn also led the successful campaign to establish the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, which was formally designated by President Obama May 21, 2014. He is chair of the Regional Film Development Advisory Committee, which is working to create film and television production jobs in Doña Ana County.
Steinborn serves on the House Energy, Natural Resources, and Environment Committee, Appropriations and Finance Committee, Rio Grande Trail Commission, and the House Special Investigatory Impeachment Committee.
Senate District 36 is represented by first term Republican, Lee Cotter.