Joseph J. Carraro was a State Senator in New Mexico for over twenty years, beginning in 1985 and ending his service in 2009. He was a former acquaintance and supporter of Ronald Reagan who encouraged him to run for elected office. His first election race in 1984 he ran in a district had a 4 to 1 Democrat majority and he won as a Republican 2 to 1. He was named National Outstanding Legislator of the Year. Wikipedia*
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Joseph Carraro has one video in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2004 Meeting.