Craig W. Brandt – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Senator District 40, New Mexico

Republican Party of New Mexico
7247 Milan Hills Rd. NERio Rancho, NM 87144
(505) 503-5001
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

New Mexico has been governed for too long by politicians who have no idea what common sense is. You can help change this by supporting me in my run for the NM state Senate. It is time for the people to take the reins of this state and start applying some simple common sense to our government.

Since becoming a state in 1912, New Mexico has been, with few exceptions governed by one party. What has this brought us? This has brought us a state that is ranked 49th in education. This has brought us a state that has the highest rate of working poor, least economically competitive and the 3rd highest rate of poverty in the nation. So, I ask you, "Are you happy with the results that you are getting from our government?"

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Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Craig was born and raised in Northern California. Craig and his wife Tonja have been married 24 years and have 3 children:

Tyler, age 22, is a graduate of Rio Rancho High School and a Senior at UNM. Tyler is married to Akayla.

Joshua, age 15, is a tenth grader at Cleveland High School.

Heather, age 13, is an ninth grader at Cleveland High School.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Craig worked for the Republican party as a bill analyst during the 2011 Legislative session. He served on the Consumer and Public Affairs Committee analyzing hundreds of bills. This will give him invaluable experience when he is elected to the legislature. Craig was the owner of a successful fishing and camping supply store in California.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Craig has served as a volunteer coach for his son's flag football team.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Craig Brandt currently serves as the Vice President of the Rio Rancho Public Schools Board of Education.

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013


Public Affairs

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

He has served as a senior pastor for several years. Craig joined the staff as an Associate Pastor in 2005. He has served in the children's ministry, led the senior citizens ministry and is also a vocalist on the Praise Team.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Craig is a 2000 graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in Pastoral Ministries.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

After graduating from high school in 1986 he joined the U.S. Air Force where he served his country for 7 years.

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