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Susana Martinez on Crime
Republican Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Susana Martinez on other issues.
  • Mandatory prison time for child abuse. (Jan 2012)
  • Accountability instead of soft-on-crime politics. (Nov 2010)
  • Reinstate death penalty for horrendous crimes. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)

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Jeff Bingaman on Crime
Democratic Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Jeff Bingaman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted NO on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted NO on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted NO on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 75% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
  • Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance. (Mar 2007)
  • Facilitate recovering crime victim restitution fees. (Apr 2011)
Martin Heinrich on Crime
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
John Sanchez on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for John Sanchez on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Udall on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 70% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Heather Wilson on Crime
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)

House:


Ben Ray Lujan on Crime
Democrat (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ben Ray Lujan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
  • Sponsored evidence-based & proven prevention for street gangs. (Jun 2013)
Michelle Lujan-Grisham on Crime
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Michelle Lujan-Grisham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Pearce on Crime
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bill Richardson on Crime
Democratic Governor (NM); Secretary of Commerce-Designee: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bill Richardson on other issues.
  • Pushed “Marissa’s Law”--tougher penalties for sex predators. (Nov 2005)
  • Toughened DWI and sex offender laws. (Jan 2004)
  • Domestic violence incidents start with drinking. (Jan 2004)
  • Mandatory jail time, especially for repeat offenders. (Oct 2002)
  • Supports death penalty: zero tolerance for heinous crimes. (Oct 2002)
  • Impose “truth in sentencing” for violent criminals. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Hector Balderas on Crime
Former Democratic Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Hector Balderas on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Martin Heinrich on Crime
Democrat (Senate run 2012) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Martin Heinrich on other issues.
  • Voted YES on enforcing against anti-gay hate crimes. (Apr 2009)
Gary Johnson on Crime
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • Vetoed early release of prisoners due to overcrowding. (Aug 2012)
  • Vetoed hate crime legislation as thought-crime. (Aug 2012)
  • Built private prisons to replace out-of-state prisoners. (Aug 2012)
  • Private prisons cost $20 less/day than public control. (Aug 2012)
  • DNA evidence shows many people are mistakenly convicted. (Aug 2012)
  • 1994: Proponent of death penalty, but willing to debate it. (Jan 2012)
  • Death penalty as a public policy is flawed. (Jan 2012)
  • Don't risk putting innocent to death. (Aug 2011)
  • Half of crime is drug-related; legalizing drugs cuts crime. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs. (Sep 2001)
  • Zero tolerance for violence against government employees. (Aug 2001)
Joe Carraro on Crime
Former Republican Challenger (2006): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Joe Carraro on other issues.
  • More state prisons, privately built, right away. (May 2006)
  • Toughen regulations for sex offenders. (May 2006)
  • Supports the death penalty. (Nov 2004)
  • No parole for repeat violent offenders; plus more prisons. (Nov 2004)
Joe Skeen on Crime
Former Republican (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Joe Skeen on other issues.
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
Gloria Tristani on Crime
2002 Democratic Challenger (NM): Click here for Gloria Tristani on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Benavides on Crime
Republican challenger; previously state senator: Click here for Tom Benavides on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pete Domenici on Crime
Republican Sr Senator (NM): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Pete Domenici on other issues.
  • Voted NO on reinstating $1.15 billion funding for the COPS Program. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $1.15 billion per year to continue the COPS program. (May 1999)
  • Voted YES on limiting death penalty appeals. (Apr 1996)
  • Voted YES on limiting product liability punitive damage awards. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on restricting class-action lawsuits. (Dec 1995)
  • Voted YES on repealing federal speed limits. (Jun 1995)
  • Voted YES on mandatory prison terms for crimes involving firearms. (May 1994)
  • Voted YES on rejecting racial statistics in death penalty appeals. (May 1994)
  • Rated 13% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
Francesca Lobato on Crime
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Francesca Lobato on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Allen McCulloch on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Allen McCulloch on other issues.
  • Give inmates job training & drug rehab. (Aug 2006)
Steve Pearce on Crime
Republican Representative (NM-2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Pearce on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
David Pfeffer on Crime
Republican Challenger: Click here for David Pfeffer on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Harry Teague on Crime
Democrat (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for Harry Teague on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Tom Udall on Crime
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (NM-3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Tom Udall on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 70% by CURE, indicating pro-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes. (Apr 2001)
  • Require DNA testing for all federal executions. (Mar 2001)
  • Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program. (Jan 2007)
Heather Wilson on Crime
Republican Representative (NM-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Heather Wilson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 50% by CURE, indicating mixed votes on rehabilitation. (Dec 2000)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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