Luciano "Lucky" Varela – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected Representative District 48, New Mexico

New Mexico Democratic Party
1709 Callejon ZenaidaSanta Fe, NM 87501
(505) 982-1297
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

While our state and national economy are heading for better economic times, improvement will occur incrementally over the next few years. New Mexico government leaders, the legislature and public officials have maintained a prudent approach to budgeting and funding state government, while maintaining the core services it provides to the citizens of New Mexico.

My commitment remains:

Funding for Senior Citizens' and Youth Programs

Adequate Funding for Education

Greater Government Efficiency

Responsible Tax Revenue and Budget Policy

Adequate Funding for Public Employees and Teachers

I look forward to working for and representing you in the upcoming 2012 Legislature. My record, results and consistent position on issues are my foundation for remaining a senior member in the NM Legislature and most important; Your Full-Time Legislator for District 48; for Santa Fe; and for New Mexico!

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


Age: 72

Children: Bernadette 46, Jeff 44, James 42,

Home Town: Santa Fe

Born and Raised: Pecos, NM

9 Grandchildren

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Retired State Govt. Executive, Former State Comptroller - DFA


Business Consulting

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member, National Association of Latino Elected Officials, 1987-2000

Member, Association of Government Accountants

Member, National Conference of State Legislatures.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

He was first elected to the chamber in 1986.

New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013

Appropriations and Finance

Health, Government and Indian Affairs

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)


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

B.S. - Accounting, College of Santa Fe, NM

Law Diploma - LaSalle University

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

U.S Army - 2 yrs.

Specialist 4

U.S. Army Reserves - 6yrs.

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