Lynda Lovejoy

Lynda Morgan Lovejoy
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 22nd district
In office
Preceded by Leonard Tsosie
Succeeded by Benny Shendo, Jr.
Personal details
Nationality and
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) R. John Lovejoy
Residence Crownpoint, New Mexico
Alma mater University of New Mexico,
Northern Arizona University
Occupation Director, Navajo Area Agency on Aging Navajo Nation

Lynda Morgan Lovejoy (born February 1, 1949) is a former Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate, Appointed 2007 and Elected 2008. representing District 22, which encompasses parts of Bernalillo, Cibola, McKinley, Rio Arriba and Sandoval Counties. Served as commissioner, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, 1999 to 2006. Served as chairperson of the PRC for three years and vice-chairperson for one year. She served in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 1988 through 1998. Senator Lovejoy is from Crownpoint, New Mexico and was a candidate for Navajo Nation President. Her clans are , born for , her maternal grandfather’s clan is and her paternal grandfather’s clan is .


Master of Business Administration Program, New Mexico Highlands University, in progress Public Administration, Bachelors of Science, Northern Arizona University, 1987 Elementary Education, Associate of Arts, University of New Mexico, 1985

Political History

State Senator, 2007 to present. Vice-chairperson of Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee. Consultant in utility-related matters, present. Commissioner, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, 1999 to 2006. Served as chairperson of the PRC for three years and vice-chairperson for one year. State Representative, 1989 to 1998. Served as chairperson of the House Government and Urban Affairs Committee; co-chairperson of the Interim Indian Affairs Committee. Member of Navajo Technical College Board of Trustee. Member and vice-chairperson of Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory Commission. More than 24 years in administrative capacity with responsibilities of implementing administrative principles and practices in various organizations.

2006 & 2010 Presidential Run

During the 2010 Navajo Nation Primary, Senator Lovejoy gathered 17,137 votes, 35.7% of total vote, her nearest challenger followed with 7,763 votes 16.2 percent. In 2006 presidential primary she nearly doubled her 10,513 votes. -Bill Donovan Navajo Times, Aug. 5, 2010. What was to be an easy win turned blue, when Navajo Nation Vice-President defeated NM Senator Lynda Lovejoy (D-D22) for the Office of Navajo Nation President. As of 11/02/10 at 8:50 p.m. (DST-MST) Vice-President Shelly was declared the winner with 32,910 to Lynda Lovejoy 29,535. 52% to 48%.[1]


External links

  • Lynda Lovejoy at the New Mexico Legislature website
  • Project Vote Smart - Senator Lynda Lovejoy (NM) profile
  • Follow the Money - Lynda M. Lovejoy
    • 2002 campaign contributions
  • Navajos elect tribe's vice-president at
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