John Arthur Smith

John Arthur Smith
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 35th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born 1942 (age 7374)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Janette Smith
Residence Deming, New Mexico
Alma mater University of New Mexico
Occupation real estate appraiser

John Arthur Smith (born 1942) is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate, representing the 35th District since 1989. In 2002 he sought to represent New Mexico's second congressional district when veteran congressman Joe Skeen announced that he was retiring. He defeated Las Cruces mayor Ruben Smith in the Democratic primary, but ultimately lost to Republican Steve Pearce 56 to 44 percent.[1][2]

John Arthur Smith currently holds a seat as the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee.[3]


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