Phillip Archuleta

Phillip M. Archuleta
Member of the New Mexico House of Representatives
from the 36th district
In office
Preceded by Andy Nuñez
Personal details
Born May 12, 1949
Taos, New Mexico
Died December 16, 2014(2014-12-16) (aged 65)
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Diana
Residence Bayard, New Mexico
Alma mater Northern New Mexico College

Phillip M. "Felipe" Archuleta (May 12, 1949 December 16, 2014) was an American politician.

Political career

Archuleta was a Democratic member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, serving from 2013 until his death on December 16, 2014, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.[1] Archuleta defeated his predecessor, then-independent Andy Nuñez, as well as a Republican candidate in 2012 to win the seat in a three-way race.[2][3]


Archuleta was born in Taos, New Mexico. He lived in Bayard, New Mexico and went to Northern New Mexico College and the National Judicial College. He worked for the New Mexico Transportation Department and then the New Mexico Labor Department.[4] He died of pneumonia in 2014 after a period of declining health, aged 65.[5][6]


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