William Payne (New Mexico politician)

For the American university president, see William H. Payne.

William Payne
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 20th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born July 18, 1951 (1951-07-18) (age 65)
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Deborah
Residence two
Alma mater University of New Mexico
Georgetown University
Website www.nmlegis.gov/...

William H. Payne (born July 18, 1951)[1] is a member of the New Mexico State Senate who is the Republican Whip in the State Senate. Payne is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and served as New Mexico state leader in 2012.[2]

Payne holds a BA and JD from the University of New Mexico and an MA from Georgetown University. While he was in the United States Navy, he rose to the rank of Rear Admiral.


  1. "Legislators". New Mexico Legislature. 2003.
  2. "State Chairmen". American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Archived from the original on 2012-04-01.
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