Peter Wirth (politician)
|Majority Leader of the New Mexico Senate|
|Assumed office |
January 17, 2017
|Preceded by||Michael Sanchez|
|Member of the New Mexico Senate|
from the 25th district
|Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Roman Maes|
|Member of the New Mexico House of Representatives|
from the 47th district
January 2005 – January 2009
|Preceded by||Max Coll|
|Succeeded by||Brian Egolf|
|Born||December 3, 1961|
Stanford, California, U.S.
|Education||Stanford University (BA)|
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (JD)
Peter Wirth (born December 3, 1961 in Stanford, California) 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. 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.
Wirth has repeatedly introduced a bill to lower the corporate tax rate but raise revenue by closing loopholes.
- "Peter Wirth". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
- "Dems name Wirth new Senate Majority Leader | The NM Political Report". nmpoliticalreport.com. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
- "Wirth tapped to lead state Senate Conservation Committee [The Santa Fe New Mexican]". InsuranceNewsNet. January 18, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2017.
- Abott, Wren (November 9, 2011). "Tilting at Walmart". Santa Fe Reporter. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
- Senator Peter Wirth – (D) at New Mexico Legislature
- Representative Peter Wirth - (D) at New Mexico Legislature
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Biography at Ballotpedia
|New Mexico Senate|
| Majority Leader of the New Mexico Senate