William H. Payne is a Republican member of the New Mexico State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 1996.
Payne earned his B.A. from the University of New Mexico, his M.A. from Georgetown University, and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney. Payne served as a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.
Standing Committee Membership
Ranking Member SENATE JUDICIARY
Member SENATE CONSERVATION
Member SENATE COMMITTEES' COMMITTEE
Interim Committee Membership
Member LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
Member INTERIM LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE
Advisory COURTS, CORRECTIONS & JUSTICE COMMITTEE
Advisory INVESTMENTS & PENSIONS OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Advisory MILITARY & VETERANS' AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Advisory RADIOACTIVE & HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COMMITTEE
Advisory SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
Advisory TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE REVENUE SUBCOMMITTEE
Designee LEGISLATIVE FINANCE COMMITTEE