The Green Papers: New Mexico 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:2,067,273 (0.67% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
Capital:Santa Fe
 

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New Mexico State and Local Government

New Mexico 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


The statewide Primary is for Democratic and Republican candidates.


HB 346, introduced by Representative Nate Gentry (Republican) on 5 February 2015, would move the date of the Statewide and Presidential Primary from the 1st Tuesday after the 1st Monday in June to the 3rd Tuesday in March. 7 March 2015: Defeated in a tie vote by the New Mexico House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Martin Trevor Heinrich
First elected: 2012.
Previously served in the U.S. House elected 2008, re-elected 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Martin Trevor Heinrich
FEC S2NM00088

Class 2 Democratic Senator Tom Udall
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Tom Udall
FEC S8NM00184

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Susana Martinez
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor John A. Sanchez
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined);
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman Michelle Lujan Grisham
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Michelle Lujan Grisham
FEC H8NM01257; 30 Sep 15; Tot $712,911; Dsb $322,764

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
FEC H2NM02126; 30 Sep 15; Tot $722,882; Dsb $225,851

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman Ben Ray Luján
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Ben Ray Luján
FEC H8NM03196; 30 Sep 15; Tot $636,493; Dsb $673,428
  Candidate Republican     Michael Glenn Lucero
FEC H6NM03075
  Candidate Republican     Jerald Steve McFall
FEC H6NM03059
  Candidate Republican     Michael H. "Mike" Romeo
FEC H6NM03067; 30 Sep 15; Tot $4,150; Dsb $306

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms


Vacant
Republican Secretary of State Dianna J. Duran
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Secretary of State is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Vacant Office - 22 October 2015: Resigned.
 28 August 2015: Secretary of State Dianna Duran is charged with 64 counts involving tampering with public records, embezzlement, money laundering, fraud, and campaign finance violations by Attorney General Hector H. Balderas' (Democratic) office.
22 October 2015: Resigned.
Governor Susana Martinez (Republican) will appoint a replacement who will serve until a 2016 Special Election.
23 October 2015: Accepted a plea bargain.
October 2015: Deputy Secretary of State Mary Quintana is currently acting Secretary of State.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Attorney General Hector H. Balderas
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Treasurer Tim Eichenberg
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Auditor Timothy M. "Tim" Keller
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Auditor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Commissioner of Public Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Public Lands Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 7 incumbents, 4 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 4 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of the State of New Mexico
Election Authority
  New Mexico Secretary of State
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  New Mexico Legislature
Democratic
  New Mexico Democratic Party
Republican
  Republican Party of New Mexico
Third Party
  Constitution Party of New Mexico
  Constitution Party of New Mexico
  Green Party of New Mexico
  Justice Party of New Mexico
  Libertarian Party of New Mexico
  The Right to Life Committee of New Mexico
  The Unity Party of New Mexico
Media & others
  Alamogordo Daily News
  Albuquerque Journal
  Carlsbad Current-Argus
  DMOZ - New Mexico
  Farmington Daily Times
  Independent - Gallup
  KOB TV - NBC - Albuquerque
  KRQE TV - KREZ TV - KBIM TV - CBS - Albuquerque
  KUNM FM - Public Radio - Albuquerque
  lamonitor.com - Los Alamos
  Las Cruces Sun-News
  New Mexican - Santa Fe
  New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan
  Politics1.com - New Mexico
  Rio Rancher Observer
  Ruidoso News
  Sangre de Cristo Chronicle - Angel Fire
  The Herald - Truth or Consequences
  The Taos News
  Valencia County News-Bulletin

 


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