| Roman Catholic|
| August 27, 1942 (age 73)
Santa Fe, New Mexico (1942-08-27) |
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
University of New Mexico
Jerry Ortiz y Pino Wikipedia
Gerald P. "Jerry" Ortiz y Pino is a Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate, representing the 12th District since 2005. He succeeded Richard Romero, a fellow Democrat who ran for Congress (NM-1) in 2002 & 2004 and for mayor of Albuquerque in 2009. Was unopposed for reelection in 2008. Has written a recurring column, which appeared in the Weekly Alibi alternative publication in the Albuquerque area through 2012, and now appears in the ABQ Free Press biweekly alternative paper.
He has proposed an amendment to the New Mexico Constitution allowing the governor to fill vacancies in the Lieutenant Governor's office with appointments approved by the State Senate. The proposal appeared on the 2008 general election ballot.
In late summer 2009, he announced his bid for Lt. Governor. His campaign website is: He does not currently have a campaign website.