The Green Papers: New Mexico 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 5 June 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Tuesday 6 February 2018 - Filing Deadline - Preprimary Party Convention.
Tuesday 13 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary Major Party.
Tuesday 20 March 2018 - Filing Deadline - Primary Write-in.
Tuesday 5 June 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC).
Thursday 28 June 2018 - Filing Deadline - Minor/Independent/Write-in General Election.
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - 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


The statewide Primary is for Democratic, Republican, and Libertarian candidates.


Primary & General Election Candidacy FAQs from the New Mexico Office of the Secretary of State.

2018 Candidate Information from the New Mexico Office of the Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
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 (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Martin Trevor Heinrich
FEC S2NM00088; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,167,701; Dsb $1,050,715
  Candidate Republican     Mick Rich
FEC S8NM00200; 30 Sep 17; Tot $357,095; Dsb $97,623

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

Chair up for regular election
Open
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
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     Jeff Apodaca
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Joe Cervantes
  Candidate Democratic     Peter DeBenedittis
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Michelle Lujan Grisham
13 December 2016: Announced run for Governor in 2016. Congressman CD 1.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
10 July 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018. Congressman CD 2.
  Candidate Libertarian     Grady Owens
  Candidate Independent     Christopher Michael Roybal

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Lieutenant Governor John A. Sanchez
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     former state Public Education Commissioner Jeff Carr
  Candidate Democratic     Doña Ana County Commissioner  Billy G. Garrett
  Candidate Democratic     Santa Fe Mayor  Javier M. Gonzales
  Candidate Democratic     David McTeigue
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Rick Miera
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Michael Padilla
  Candidate Republican     former state Indian Affairs Secretary Kelly Zunie

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Open, 1 Undetermined);
1 Republican (1 Open)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman Michelle Lujan Grisham
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 13 December 2016: Announced run for Governor in 2016.
 Candidate list (12) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Edgewood Town Councilor (Mayor Pro Tem) John E. Abrams
FEC H8NM01356; 30 Sep 17; Tot $413; Dsb $393
    Democratic     Ann E. "Annie" Chavez - apparently not a candidate
2 October 2017: Withdrew stating "Unfortunately, my recent health issues are not allowing me to put forth the effort that I believe is needed to serve New Mexicans in a way they deserve."

FEC H8NM01414; 30 Sep 17; Tot $20,651; Dsb $10,017
  Candidate Democratic     Albuquerque City Councilor  Patrick "Pat" Davis
FEC H8NM01406; 30 Sep 17; Tot $138,550; Dsb $86,698
  Candidate Democratic     Dennis Dinge
FEC H8NM01349; 30 Sep 17; Tot $32,440; Dsb $23,139
  Candidate Democratic     John Walter Flores
FEC H8NM01422
  Candidate Democratic     Debra "Deb" Haaland
FEC H8NM01331; 30 Sep 17; Tot $262,098; Dsb $99,801
  Candidate Democratic     Damian Lara
FEC H8NM01364; 30 Sep 17; Tot $188,278; Dsb $49,635
    Democratic     Congressman Michelle Lujan Grisham - apparently not a candidate
13 December 2016: Announced run for Governor in 2016.

FEC H8NM01257; 30 Sep 17; Tot $20,876; Dsb $41,143
  Candidate Democratic     former U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez
FEC H8NM01380; 30 Sep 17; Tot $211,001; Dsb $21,777
  Candidate Democratic     Paul Moya
FEC H8NM01430
  Candidate Democratic     Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
FEC H8NM01323; 30 Sep 17; Tot $330,249; Dsb $90,481
  Candidate Republican     Janice E. Arnold-Jones
FEC H8NM01372; 30 Sep 17; Tot $12,303; Dsb $6,054
  Candidate Republican     Michael Hendricks
FEC H8NM01398
  Candidate Libertarian     Lloyd Joseph Princeton
FEC H8NM01448

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 10 July 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
 Candidate list (12, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David L. Alcon
  Candidate Democratic     David Baake
FEC H8NM02131; 30 Sep 17; Tot $50,179; Dsb $28,160
  Candidate Democratic     Thomas Allen Durham, II
FEC H8NM02206
  Candidate Democratic     Ronald James "Ron" Fitzherbert
FEC H8NM02123
  Candidate Democratic     Lori Madeline "Mad" Hildebrandt
FEC H8NM02115; 30 Sep 17; Tot $5,385; Dsb $3,712
  Candidate Democratic     Tony Martinez
FEC H8NM02149; 27 Oct 17; Tot $29,498; Dsb $29,498
  Candidate Democratic     Merrie Lee Soules
  Candidate Democratic     Adolfo Areola "Adolf" Zubia
FEC H8NM02164; 30 Sep 17; Tot $23,748; Dsb $22,957
    Republican     Public Lands Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Jr. - apparently not a candidate
2 October 2017: Withdrew.
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Stella Yvette "Yvette" Herrell
FEC H8NM02156; 30 Sep 17; Tot $129,407; Dsb $6,021
  Candidate Republican     former Hobbs Mayor Monty Newman
FEC H8NM02073; 30 Sep 17; Tot $316,761; Dsb $5,304
  Candidate Republican     Andrew E. Salas
FEC H8NM02180
  Candidate Republican     former Eddy County Commissioner Johnny Silvio "Jack" Volpato, Jr.
FEC H8NM02172; 30 Sep 17; Tot $20,900; Dsb $8,967
  Candidate Write-in     Jasen Lemar Edwards
Filed with the FEC as "Jasen Lemar Ex. Edwards.

FEC H8NM02198

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Ben Ray Luján
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ben Ray Luján
FEC H8NM03196; 30 Sep 17; Tot $669,517; Dsb $830,324

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State  Maggie Toulouse Oliver
First elected in a Special Election: 8 November 2016 (re: resignation of Dianna Duran)
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 (Republican) 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: Dianna Duran resigned.
Governor Susana Martinez (Republican) will appoint a replacement who will serve until a 2016 Special Election.
23 October 2015: Dianna Duran accepts a plea bargain.
October 2015: Deputy Secretary of State Mary Quintana is currently acting Secretary of State.
15 December 2015: Governor Susana Martinez (Republican) appoints Albuquerque City Councilor Brad Winter (Republican) to this office. He has stated he will not run in the 8 November 2016 Special Election.
8 November 2016: Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver (Democratic) is elected in a Special Election.

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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
Open Seat - 14 November 2017: Elected Albuquerque Mayor.

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Public Lands Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Jr.
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
19 July 2017: Running for Congress in CD 2 in 2018.
2 October 2017: Withdrew from the race for Congress CD 2.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  George K. Muñoz
  Candidate Democratic     former state Land Commissioner Ray Bennett Powell
  Candidate Democratic     Garrett VeneKlasen
  Candidate Republican     former Commissioner of Public Lands Pat Lyons
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 8 incumbents, 33 candidates
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 10 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
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.

"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
  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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