Peter Wirth (politician)

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Peter Wirth
Majority Leader of the New Mexico Senate
Assumed office
January 17, 2017
Preceded byMichael Sanchez
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 25th district
Assumed office
January 2009
Preceded byRoman Maes
Member of the New Mexico House of Representatives
from the 47th district
In office
January 2005 – January 2009
Preceded byMax Coll
Succeeded byBrian Egolf
Personal details
Born (1961-12-03) December 3, 1961 (age 57)
Stanford, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Carol Romero
EducationStanford University (BA)
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (JD)
WebsiteOfficial website

Peter Wirth (born December 3, 1961 in Stanford, California)[1] is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate, first elected in 2009. He previously served in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 2005 to 2009.

On November 19, 2016 Wirth was elected as the Democratic Leader by Senate Democratic Caucus and therefore Senate Majority Leader in the New Mexico State Senate for the 53rd Legislature.[2] He previously served as the Chair of the Senate Conservation Committee from 2013 to 2016, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2011 to 2012, and Vice-Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee from 2011-2012.[3]

Wirth graduated from Stanford University in 1984 with a B.A. degree in economics and Spanish. He earned his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1990.

Wirth has repeatedly introduced a bill to lower the corporate tax rate but raise revenue by closing loopholes.[4]


  1. ^ "Peter Wirth". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Dems name Wirth new Senate Majority Leader | The NM Political Report". Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "Wirth tapped to lead state Senate Conservation Committee [The Santa Fe New Mexican]". InsuranceNewsNet. January 18, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
  4. ^ Abott, Wren (November 9, 2011). "Tilting at Walmart". Santa Fe Reporter. Retrieved November 13, 2013.

External links[edit]

New Mexico Senate
Preceded by
Michael Sanchez
Majority Leader of the New Mexico Senate