Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas
Rep. Maestas is serving his 6th term representing the heart of Albuquerque’s growing west side. Moe is an 11th generation New Mexican whose family is from Las Vegas, San Miguel County.
As a young man, Rep. Maestas moved to Seattle, Washington, to work as community organizer at El Centro de la Raza, one of the most prominent community based civil-rights organizations in the northwest. Moe then worked nights as a union machinist in a box factory to put himself through the University of Washington (BA ‘95). Rep. Maestas returned home to attend the University of New Mexico, School of Law (JD ’98). While at UNM Law, Moe used the organizing skills he learned at El Centro and co-founded the National Latina/o Law Student Conference in 1997.
Rep. Maestas served as an Assistant District Attorney for five years prosecuting DWI and domestic violence cases. Today, he manages a solo personal injury law practice, MoeJustice Law.
As a freshman legislator, Rep Maestas was responsible for financial literacy classes in every NM high school and for the passage of New Mexico’s Medical Marijuana legislation. Rep. Maestas is at the forefront of criminal justice reform in New Mexico, pushing for alternatives to incarceration for non-violent offenders and ratcheting back the failed war on drugs.
This past session Rep. Maestas championed the “Breaking Bad” bill which welcomed back the film industry to New Mexico and was the prime sponsor and great compromiser of a major tax reform package culminating five years of political struggle from both ends of the political spectrum.
District: 16 County: Bernalillo Representative Since: 2007 Occupation: Lawyer Address: 5818 Jones Pl. NW Albuquerque, NM 87120 Capitol Phone: 505-986-4438 Capitol Room #: 413B Mobile Phone: 505-304-7497 Email: email@example.com
Chair, House Rules & Order Of Business
Vice Chair, House Transportation, Public Works & Capital Improvements
Member, House Appropriations & Finance
Interim Committee Membership:
Co-Chair, Criminal Justice Reform Subcommittee
Member, Courts, Corrections & Justice Committee
Member, Revenue Stabilization & Tax Policy Committee
Advisory Member, Legislative Council
Advisory Member, Transportation Infrastructure Revenue Subcommittee
Designee, Legislative Finance Committee