Jerry Ortiz y Pino

Jerry Ortiz y Pino
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 12th district
In office
2005 -
Personal details
Born (1942-08-27) August 27, 1942
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Donna Bruzzese
Residence Albuquerque, New Mexico
Profession social worker
Religion Roman Catholic

Gerald P. "Jerry" Ortiz y Pino is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate, representing the 12th District since 2005. He succeeded Richard Romero, a fellow Democrat who ran for Congress (NM-1) in 2002 & 2004 and for mayor of Albuquerque in 2009. Was unopposed for reelection in 2008. Has written a recurring column, which appeared in the Weekly Alibi alternative publication in the Albuquerque area through 2012, and now appears in the ABQ Free Press biweekly alternative paper.

Constitutional Amendment Proposal

He has proposed an amendment to the New Mexico Constitution allowing the governor to fill vacancies in the Lieutenant Governor's office with appointments approved by the State Senate. The proposal appeared on the 2008 general election ballot.[1]

Campaign For Lt. Governor

In late summer 2009, he announced his bid for Lt. Governor. His campaign website is:


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