The Green Papers: New Mexico 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 7 June 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 7 June 2016 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC).
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 UTC).
 
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.


Source: 2016 Primary Election Candidate Portal from the New Mexico Secretary of State.


7 June 2016 primary results from
Returns from the New Mexico Secretary of State.
AP Statewide
Politico.


Source: 2016 General Election Candidate Portal from the New Mexico Secretary of State.


8 November 2016 returns from the New Mexico Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 5 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (8)
  Elected Democratic 385,234 48.26% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
(5 Electoral Votes)
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Republican 319,667 40.04% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Libertarian 74,541 9.34% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Green 9,879 1.24% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Better for America 5,825 0.73% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Constitution 1,514 0.19% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Socialism and Liberation 1,184 0.15% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Dennis Banks
FEC P80005572; 28 Nov 16; Tot $30,851; Dsb $36,030
  Candidate American Delta 475 0.06% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente Guerra
for Vice President: Michael Alan Steinberg
FEC P60016342; 31 Dec 16; Tot $8,075,960; Dsb $8,074,914
Total 798,319 100.00%  

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 (1)
  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 (1)
  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 Renominated);
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Michelle Lujan Grisham
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 7 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 181,088 65.15% Congressman  Michelle Lujan Grisham
FEC H8NM01257; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,883,293; Dsb $1,992,255
  Candidate Republican 96,879 34.85% Richard Gregory Priem
FEC H4NM01124
Total 277,967 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 7 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 143,515 62.72% Congressman  Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
FEC H2NM02126; 31 Dec 16; Tot $1,860,536; Dsb $975,999
  Candidate Democratic 85,232 37.25% Merrie Lee Soules
FEC H6NM02101; 28 Nov 16; Tot $439,223; Dsb $387,392
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 70 0.03% Jack A. McGrann
FEC H4NM02080
Total 228,817 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Ben Ray Luján
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 7 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 170,612 62.42% Congressman  Ben Ray Luján
FEC H8NM03196; 28 Nov 16; Tot $2,104,836; Dsb $1,848,902
  Candidate Republican 102,730 37.58% Michael H. "Mike" Romero
FEC H6NM03067; 08 Dec 16; Tot $98,904; Dsb $98,904
Total 273,342 100.00%  

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

  Republican Secretary of State Brad Winter
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 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.
15 December 2015: Governor Susana Martinez (Republican) appointed Albuquerque City Councilor Brad Winter (Republican) to this office. He has stated he will not run in the Special Election.

Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Special Election
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 433,227 56.41% Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver
  Candidate Republican 334,733 43.59% Nora Espinoza
Total 767,960 100.00%  

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, 7 candidates
  Republican: 6 incumbents, 6 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  American Delta: 1 candidate
  Better for America: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  Unity
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 1 candidate
 
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.

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
  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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