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Native New Mexican
Las Cruces resident for 49 years
LCPS Graduate Las Cruces High School (top 10 students)
NMSU Graduate Bachelor of Business Administration
Lee and wife Moira (BS Elementary Education) have home educated their four sons:
            Benjamin Luke (28) and Kirstern Heidi and Will Lee
            Simon Andrew (27) and Maria Grace and Andrew
            Philip Mark (25)
            Caleb Timothy (18)

Professional Background:
1972 --- Licensed General Contractor (GB98)
1972 --- Residential and commercial rental property
1973 --- Rawson, Inc. Builders Supply (NM) - supplier, subcontractor, and contractor of
residential and commercial specialty building products, focusing on installed sales.




Doors   Section 8, Hardware
Windows   Locks, Exit Devices, Closers,
Hardware   Hollow Meal Doors and Frames
Fireplaces, wood and pellet stoves   Wood Doors
Garage Doors   Storefront glass and glazing
Mirrors and shower doors   Curtain walls
Moulding   Rolling Steel Doors
Skylites   Toilet Partitions and accessories

1984 --- Phillips Leasing (Equipment Rental)
1993 --- Rawson Builders Supply of Texas west Texas and northern Chihuahua
1996 --- Doors and Millwork by Rawson manufacturing of custom southwestern doors and millwork

Professional Associations:
Building Industry Association of Southern New Mexico - 1979 Associate of the Year
Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce
New Mexico Home Builders Association (life spike) 1983 Associate of the Year
National Association of Home Builders

Republican Party (since 1972)
State Representative (1987-1992)
State Senator (1993-2008)
            Senate Minority Caucus Chair (1997-2000)
            Senate Minority Whip (2001-2008)
Delegate National Republican Convention (1996 & 2000)
National Conference of State Legislators
Council of State Governments West
American Legislative Exchange Council
Border Legislative Conference (legislators from 4 American states and 6 Mexican states)
NM State Republican Central Committee
NM State Republican Executive Committee

Community Involvement:
1960 --- 1989 First Presbyterian (USA) - deacon and elder
1989 ---          University Presbyterian Church (PCA)
1987 --- 1988 Las Cruces Public Schools Building Advisory Committee
1987 --- 1998 National Rifle Association
1987 --- 1991 Mesilla Valley People in Action
1987 --- 1991 MADD
1987 --- 1995 Las Cruces Committee on Concerns of the Handicapped
1988              Las Cruces Public Schools Task Force on Parental Complaint Procedures
1988 --- 1989 East Mesa Land Use Advisory Study Committee
1988 --- 1991 Mesilla Valley Safety Committee
1988 --- 1994 Las Cruces Citizens Against Pornography
1988 --- 2008 Friends of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library
1989 --- 1990 Memorial General Hospital Foundation
1989 --- 1990 NMSU Library Associates
1989 ---          New Mexico Right to Life
1991              Coalition for Children Youth & Families
1992              Advisory Board Member, Alliance for the Mentally Ill
1992              BLM District Advisory Council
1992              KRWG Advisory Board
1992              Valley Communities Library Association, Inc.
1992 --- 1993 LCPS Special Education Long Range Task Force Committee
2004 ---          Endowment Foundation for Outreach and Witness
New Mexico State University Alumni Association
Aggie Scholarship Association
Dona Ana Arts Council

1968 Eagle Scout (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Order of the Arrow, Explorers)
1972 National Canoe Champion: 1st place aluminum/3rd place fiberglass
1972 Olympic Trials C-2 (6th place)
1973 National Canoe Champion: 2rd place aluminum/2rd place fiberglass