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Michael S. Sanchez, American state legislator. Volunteer Big Brothers Big Sisters; board member Habitat for Humanity, La Vida Felicidad; Member of University New Mexico Alumni Association, Trial Lawyers Association, New Mexico Bar Association, Loyal Order of the Moose, Los Lunas Chamber of Commerce, Belen Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Silver City Moose Lodge Men's Fall Hardball League, Elks Lodge.

Background

Sanchez, Michael S. was born on August 3, 1950 in Belen, New Mexico, United States.

Education

Sanchez attended Belen High School and moved to Clarinda, Iowa to attend Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) where he played baseball and basketball.

Career

He is the youngest of 4 children, one of which (Raymond Sanchez) also served in the New Mexico Legislature. Sanchez not only played college baseball, he also played for the Clarinda A's, a summer amateur baseball team. Sanchez finished school at The University of New Mexico.

Following graduation, Sanchez attended the University of New Mexico School of Law where he received his JD. Since passing the bar, Sanchez has been practicing law in the State of New Mexico. Before serving as a State Senator, Sanchez served as the county chairman of the Democrat Party in Valencia County. Sanchez was first elected to the State Senate in 1992, and made the Legislative Lottery Scholarship Program one of his main priorities.

The Lottery Scholarship was enacted in 1996 and Sanchez has fought to keep the integrity of the Lottery Scholarship ever since. Currently, Sanchez is the Majority Floor Leader of the New Mexico State Senate.

Membership

Volunteer Big Brothers Big Sisters. Board member Habitat for Humanity, La Vida Felicidad. Member of University New Mexico Alumni Association, Trial Lawyers Association, New Mexico Bar Association, Loyal Order of the Moose, Los Lunas Chamber of Commerce, Belen Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Silver City Moose Lodge Men's Fall Hardball League, Elks Lodge.

Connections

Married Lynn Sanchez, 1969. Children: Joshua, Nolan, Katrina.