Senator Martin Heinrich is a fighter for New Mexico’s working families and a champion for his state’s burgeoning clean energy economy and treasured public lands. As one of only a handful of members of Congress with a background in science and technology, he works hard to ensure America’s leadership in innovation to address our world’s 21st Century challenges.
A mechanical engineer by training, Senator Heinrich is a lifelong advocate for technology, innovation and clean energy. After completing a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Engineering at the University of Missouri, he and his wife Julie moved to Albuquerque and began his career working on Kirtland Air Force Base.
Elected to the United States Senate in 2012, he was inaugurated New Mexico’s eighteenth United States Senator on January 3, 2013. Heinrich previously served two terms in in the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico’s First District, where he was as a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Natural Resources.
Martin Heinrich is committed to creating jobs, putting the middle class first, and strengthening our economy. He believes our nation needs a plan that not only will create jobs and improve our economy now, but will strengthen our nation over the long term. And he believes strongly in transparency and accountability to guarantee all taxpayer money is used properly. By focusing on job creation, energy independence, and middle-class tax relief, Representative Heinrich is working hard to grow New Mexico’s economy and make it work for everyone.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Representative Heinrich served as Albuquerque City Council President and as Natural Resources Trustee for the State of New Mexico.