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New Mexico Legislature
Coat of arms or logo.
Type
Type Bicameral
Houses Senate
House of Representatives
Leadership
President of the Senate Diane Denish, (D)
since 2003
President pro tempore of the Senate Timothy Jennings, (D)
since 2008
Speaker of the House Ben Luján, (D)
since 2001
Structure
Members 112
Political groups Democratic Party
Republican Party
Election
Last election November 4, 2008
Meeting place
NewMexicoCapitolSantaFe.jpg
State Capitol, Santa Fe
Website
http://nmlegis.gov/

The New Mexico Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of New Mexico. It is a bicameral body made up of the New Mexico House of Representatives and the New Mexico Senate.

The legislature consists of 70 representatives and 42 senators. Each member of the House represents roughly 25,980 residents of New Mexico. Each member of the Senate represents roughly 43,300 residents.

The Democratic Party holds a majority in both the House and Senate, and holds the Governor's office as well.

Affiliation (House) Members
  Democratic Party 45
  Republican Party 25
 Total
70
 Government Majority
20
Affiliation (Senate) Members
  Democratic Party 27
  Republican Party 15
 Total
42
 Government Majority
10

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