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Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.)


Biography
District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 2000; N.M. House, 1997-00; U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-09; Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, 2008; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present
Born: Aug. 24, 1947; Lamesa, Texas
Residence: Hobbs
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Cynthia Pearce; one child
Education: New Mexico State U., B.B.A. 1970; Eastern New Mexico U., M.B.A. 1991
Military Service: Air Force, 1970-76
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (5th term)
Committee Assignments: Financial Services (Financial Institutions & Consumer Credit; Monetary Policy & Trade)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalSteve Pearce (R) 95,20964.4
Roxanne Lara (D) 52,49935.5
2012generalSteve Pearce (R) 133,18059.1
Evelyn Erhard (D) 92,16240.9
Jack McGrann (I) 1730.1
2010generalSteve Pearce (R) 94,05355.4
Harry Teague (D) 75,70844.6
2008generalTom Udall (D) 505,12861.3
Steve Pearce (R) 318,52238.7
2006generalSteve Pearce (R) 92,62059.4
Albert Kissling (D) 63,11940.5
2004generalSteve Pearce (R) 130,49860.2
Gary King (D) 86,29239.8
2002generalSteve Pearce (R) 79,63156.2
John Smith (D) 61,91643.7
George Dewey (GREEN) 430.0
Padraig Lynch (R) 390.0
Roll Call Vitals

197th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D) is 244th.

36th

New Mexico is 36th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

6,436

Twitter Followers (@repstevepearce)

Rep. Steve Pearce has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.



Steve Pearce is ranked 49th on the 50 Richest Members of Congress list.









Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.