Mary Kay Papen

Mary Kay Papen
President pro tempore of the New Mexico Senate
Assumed office
January 15, 2013
Preceded by Timothy Jennings
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 38th district
Assumed office
January 2001
Preceded by Fernando Macias
Personal details
Born (1932-09-19) September 19, 1932
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater New Mexico State University,
Las Cruces

Mary Kuper "Kay" Papen[1][2] (born September 19, 1932 in El Paso, Texas)[3][4] is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate, representing the 38th District since 2001.[5] She is the current President pro tempore of the Senate being sworn in on January 15, 2013.


  1. "Senator Mary Kay Papen - (D)". New Mexico Legislature. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  2. "Mary Papen - Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  3. "Sen. Mary Kay Papen (D-NM)". Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  4. "Sen. Mary Kay Papen (D-NM 38th District)". Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  5. Simonich, Milan (December 5, 2011). "State Sen. Mary Kay Papen to seek re-election". Las Cruces Sun-News.

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