Patricia Madrid

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Patricia Madrid is the Democratic candidate for the 1st Congressional district of New Mexico

Patricia Madrid is the Democratic Party nominee in the 2006 congressional election for the First Congressional District of New Mexico (map). She is challenging Republican Rep. Heather Wilson.



Madrid earned both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of New Mexico. In 1978, she became the first New Mexico woman to be elected as a district court judge. In 1998, she once again broke new ground when she became the first female elected New Mexico Attorney General. Madrid and her husband L. Michael Messina have one son. [1]

2006 congressional election

Madrid's race against incumbent Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) was very close, with Wilson holding a lead of slightly less than 1,500 votes following an initial count. The count, however, did not include 2,698 provisional ballots. [2]

Political views


Madrid has advocated the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and has called for investigating the intelligence that led up to the Iraqi war.[3]

Internet Predators & Protecting Children

Madrid has called for amending the New Mexico State Constitution in order to prevent Child Pornography from being protected by the free speech clause. [4]

Meet the Cash Constituents


Committees and Affiliations

Madrid will be assigned committees if and when she is elected to Congress.

More Background Data

Background information on Heather Wilson, whom Patricia Madrid challenged in the 2006 congressional elections:

Articles and Resources


Local blogs and discussion sites



Campaign contact information

Phone: 505-242-6000
Mail: 200 Oak St. NE #4
Albuquerque, NM 87106