Nate Gentry. Check the (criminal) record.

 

Is it too much to ask that our politicians follow the same rules as the rest of us?
Take a look at Representative Nate Gentry.
Gentry has a long criminal history, but never pays the price.
Gentry was arrested for aggravated DWI – driving at nearly three times the legal blood alcohol limit.

2002 Aggravated DWI in New Mexico

  • Gentry Arrest Booking Photo, Albuquerque Police

    Gentry Arrest Booking Photo, Albuquerque Police

    Gentry “Stopped After Officers Flagged Him Down. He Then Struck A Trash Can & Vehicle. Found To Be Intoxicated And Arrested.” According to the police report, Gentry “stopped after officers flagged down. He then struck a trash can & vehicle. Found to be intoxicated and arrested.” [Albuquerque Police Department DWI Offense Report, 02-49270, 2/22/02]

  • Gentry Was Charged With Aggravated DWI, Reckless Driving, A Defective Windshield, And An Open Container. According to the police report, Gentry was arrested for aggravated DWI, reckless driving, defective windshield, and open container.  [Albuquerque Police Department DWI Offense Report, 02-49270, 2/22/02]
  • Gentry Claimed He Had Been Drinking But “Not Enough To Be Drunk,” The Officer Also Noted He Had “Bloodshot Watery Eyes,” & A “Strong” Smell Of “Alcoholic Beverages.” According to the police report, Gentry, upon being asked about drinking, claimed that he had not had “enough to be drunk.” The report also cites Gentry’s “bloodshot watery eyes” and a “strong” smell of “alcoholic beverages.” [Albuquerque Police Department DWI Offense Report, 02-49270, 2/22/02]
  • Gentry Took Two Breathalyzer Tests And Blew A .23 & A .21. According to the police report, Gentry took two breathalyzer tests, and blew a .23 and a .21. [Albuquerque Police Department DWI Offense Report, 02-49270, 2/22/02]
  • Almost 45 Minutes Elapsed Between When Gentry Was Pulled Over (10:57) PM & When He Blew Nearly Triple The Legal Limit (11:43 PM). [Albuquerque Police Department DWI Offense Report, 02-49270, 2/22/02]
  • Gentry Was Cited Twice For “Failure To Appear In Court,” First On March 1, 2002 & Again On August 19, 2002; Two Warrants Were Issued & Gentry Plead Guilty To The Second & Paid $600. [State of New Mexico vs. Nathaniel Gentry, DW-80802, 9/12/02]
He was arrested for assault.

  • Gentry Was Arrested For Simple Assault In Washington DC On June 30, 2000. According to the court records, Gentry was arrested for Simple Assault in Washington DC on June 30, 2000. [DC Superior Court, 2000 CMD 007521, 6/30/00]
  • Simple Assault In The District Of Columbia, Occurred “When The Defendant Injures Or Attempts To Injure Another Person,” An “Intent-To-Frighten,” Or “Non-Violent Sexual Touching Assault.” According to the District of Columbia’s statutes, defined Simple Assault as one of three issues. “First, there is ‘attempted battery assault’ which occurs when the defendant injures or attempts to injure another person.  The second form, ‘intent-to-frighten’ assault, is defined as a threatening act that puts another person in reasonable fear of immediate injury.  Finally, ‘non-violent sexual touching assault’ is the intentional touching of another person’s body without the other person’s consent.  The touching in this third form must be on a part of the other person’s body that ‘would cause fear, shame, humiliation or mental anguish in a person of reasonable sensibility if done without consent.’” [Koehler Law, accessed 9/20/12]
  • Gentry: “I Was Involved In An Altercation In Washington D.C. ” In a Q&A with the Albuquerque Journal, Gentry stated: “I was involved in an altercation in Washington, D.C.” [Albuquerque Journal, 10/5/10]
Detained for possession of illegal drugs.

  • 2002 Marijuana Detention In Guanajuato, Mexico
  • Gentry “Was Detained As A In Guanajuato, Mexico, For Having A Small Amount Of Marijuana”  In a Q&A with the Albuquerque Journal, Gentry stated: “I was detained as a student in Guanajuato, Mexico, for having a small amount of marijuana.” [Albuquerque Journal, 10/5/10]
Failure to appear in court.

  • Gentry Was Cited Twice For “Failure To Appear In Court,” First On March 1, 2002 & Again On August 19, 2002; Two Warrants Were Issued & Gentry Plead Guilty To The Second & Paid $600. [State of New Mexico vs. Nathaniel Gentry, DW-80802, 9/12/02]
  • Gentry Was Represented By Bill Tinker, Who Offered “Superior Service For DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence And Personal Injury Cases.” [State of New Mexico vs. Nathaniel Gentry, DW-80802, 9/12/02, Law Offices of Bill Tinker, accessed 9/18/12]
And found guilty of illegally poaching wildlife.

  • 2013 Unlawful Hunting In New Mexico
  • Gentry Plead No Contest To An Unlawful Hunting Or Fishing – First Offense Filed On December 12, 2012. According to NM Courts, Gentry plead no contest to an unlawful hunting or fishing – first offense charge filed on December 12, 2012. [State of New Mexico v. Nathaniel Gentry, M-9-MR-201300003, 12/12/12]
Even as he served in the legislature, Gentry was on probation.

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How does Gentry keep his job?

Well he’s taken $170,000 from corporations — the most in New Mexico’s legislature.

Source: NM Sec. of State, Campaign Finance Records, 2016 election cycle

Source: NM Sec. of State, Campaign Finance Records, 2016 election cycle

Thousands from private for-profit prisons. And he votes to increase their profits.

GEO GROUP (Private Prison Operator in New Mexico) Campaign Donations to N. Gentry

  • $3000, 11/18/14 (to NG campaign)
  • $300, 9/2/14 (to NG campaign)
  • $500, 7/17/15 (to NG campaign)

Voted to increase prison time for persons in state prisons, including those run by for-profit GEO.

  • HB81 – Gentry voted YES, 2/4/16
  • HB82 – Gentry voted YES 2/4/16
  • SB118 – Gentry voted YES on 2/18/16
  • HB95Gentry voted YES on 2/5/16
  • HB182 – Gentry voted YES on 2/26/15
  • HB207Gentry voted Yes on 3/4/16
Thousands from Predatory Payday lenders who charge as much as 800 percent interest and he votes against plans to cap the interest they can charge.

  • Gentry Received $3,000 From FastBucks, Inc. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State, Gentry received $3,000 from FastBucks, Inc. [New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 7/21/16]
  • Gentry Voted Against An “Economic Security Amendment That Would Have Capped High Risk Small Loans At 36%.” According to Progress Now NM, “Today, during the House floor debate on House Bill 356, Representative Deborah Armstrong introduced the Economic Security amendment that would have capped high risk small loans at 36%. Every Republican present voted against the proposal. Rep. Maestas Barnes, Rep. McMillan, Rep. Pacheco, and Rep. Zimmerman were all immediately excused once the Economic Security amendment was introduced.” [Progress Now NM, accessed 6/29/16]
Thousands from powerful oil & gas companies and he votes to allow fracking where ever they’d like.

  • Gentry Received $70,950 In Campaign Contributions From Oil & Gas Companies. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State, Gentry received $70,950 in campaign contributions from oil & gas entities. [New Mexico Secretary of State, accessed 7/22/16]
  • Gentry Sponsored The Oil & Gas State Preemption Bill Giving The State “Exclusive Authority Over Oil And Gas Well Siting, Drilling, Processing And Storage, Effectively Restricting The Ability Of Local Governments To Regulate The Industry.” The Farmington Daily Times wrote, “Under House Bill 366, sponsored by Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, the state would have exclusive authority over oil and gas well siting, drilling, processing and storage   effectively restricting the ability of local governments to regulate the industry. The measure passed 6-5 on a straight party-line vote, with Republicans in favor of the bill. HB 366 is one of four bills or memorials designed to limit local government authority over oil and gas activity or financially penalize those that do regulate the industry. The bill now heads to the House Judiciary Committee. “Without this bill, there is the potential that counties can significantly impact revenues and affect private property rights,” Gentry said. […] “Oil and gas provides 31 percent of our general funds, and it is the largest private employer in the state,” Gentry said. “What we’ve seen recently is counties enacting ordinances that specifically prohibit or provide an all-out ban on oil and gas.” Gentry said the bill would prevent counties from banning oil and gas development by ordinance, like Mora County did.” [Farmington Daily Times, 02/18/15]
Gentry’s record is literally criminal. This November, let’s hold him accountable for his crimes.  

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