About Peter Wirth

Senator Peter Wirth (D-Santa Fe - 25) is a fourth term state Senator and the Senate Majority Leader. He serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Conservation Committee. He spent four years as a Representative in the State House from 2004 through 2008.

Peter’s New Mexico roots go back several generations on both sides of his family. His maternal grandfather, John Gaw Meem, was one of New Mexico’s preeminent architects and first came to New Mexico in 1920 to recover from Tuberculosis. His paternal grandfather was a math teacher and camp counselor at the Los Alamos Ranch School before World War II. Peter’s late father John Wirth, a historian, took great pride in the fact that he was born in Dawson, New Mexico, now a ghost town.

When he is not working at the Legislature, Peter is a lawyer in Santa Fe. Read More...

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