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Solomon Peña biography: 10 things about Albuquerque, New Mexico politician

Solomon Peña is a Republican politician from New Mexico, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

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  1. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  2. He previously lived in Great Lakes, Illinois, USA.
  3. In 2008, he was convicted of a felony in a smash-and-grab scheme and sentenced to seven years in prison.
  4. In 2015, he was released from jail.
  5. On June 7, 2022, he advanced from the Republican primary for New Mexico House of Representatives District 14.
  6. In August 2022, his Democratic opponent Miguel Garcia and his lawyers filed this lawsuit alleging that he should be removed from the ballot because of his felony conviction.
  7. On September 14, 2022, District Court ruled that he could remain on the ballot.
  8. On November 8, 2022, he lost to Garcia in the general election.
  9. He allegedly organized four men to shoot at the homes of Bernalillo County commissioner Adriann Barboa on December 4, 2022, New Mexico house speaker Javier Martinez on December 8, 2022, then-Bernalillo commissioner Debbie O’Malley on December 11, 2022 and New Mexico senator Linda Lopez on January 3, 2023. No one was injured in the shootings.
  10. He was 39 years old when he was arrested on January 17, 2023. Prior to the arrest, juries convicted him of 19 felonies, including burglary, larceny, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and receiving stolen property.
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