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, 2018 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List, and General Election Candidate List from the New Mexico Office of the Secretary of State.

5 June 2018 Primary
Returns from the New Mexico Secretary of State.
Results from The New York Times
Results from Politico.


6 November 2018:
2018 General Election Contest/Candidate List 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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Martin Trevor Heinrich
FEC S2NM00088; 30 Sep 18; Tot $5,894,720; Dsb $5,068,906
  Candidate Republican     Mick Rich
FEC S8NM00200; 30 Sep 18; Tot $822,141; Dsb $663,916
  Candidate Libertarian     former Governor Gary Earl Johnson
4 August 2018: After state Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn withdrew from the contest, the Libertarian Party nominated former Governor Gary Johnson. Mr. Johnson has until 18 August to decide whether to accept.
13 August 2018: Accepted.

FEC S8NM00226; 30 Sep 18; Tot $235,042; Dsb $170,891

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
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Michelle Lujan Grisham
for Lieutenant Governor: state Senator Howie C. Morales
13 December 2016: Announced run for Governor in 2016. Congressman CD 1.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Stevan E. "Steve" Pearce
for Lieutenant Governor: Michelle Garcia Holmes
10 July 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018. Congressman CD 2.

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
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Howie C. Morales
  Candidate Republican     Michelle Garcia Holmes

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 Renominated);
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.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Debra A. "Deb" Haaland
FEC H8NM01331; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,772,038; Dsb $1,355,304
  Candidate Republican     Janice E. Arnold-Jones
FEC H8NM01372; 30 Sep 18; Tot $260,108; Dsb $216,348
  Candidate Libertarian     Lloyd Joseph Princeton
FEC H8NM01448; 30 Sep 18; Tot $62,586; Dsb $61,798

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.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Xochitl Torres Small
FEC H8NM02248; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,866,367; Dsb $1,780,985
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Stella Yvette "Yvette" Herrell
FEC H8NM02156; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,086,384; Dsb $667,260

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ben Ray Luján
FEC H8NM03196; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,492,516; Dsb $1,422,412
  Candidate Republican     Jerald "Steve" McFall
FEC H6NM03059
  Candidate Libertarian     Christopher "Chris" Manning
FEC H8NM03246

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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State  Maggie Toulouse Oliver
  Candidate Republican     Gavin S. Clarkson
5 June 2018: Lost the primary for U.S. House CD 2.
7 July 2018: The Republican Party's State Central Committee selected Gavin Clarkson as the replacement candidate for JoHanna Cox who withdrew on 18 June 2018.
  Candidate Libertarian     Ginger G. Grider

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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General  Hector H. Balderas
  Candidate Republican     Michael Eugene Hendricks
  Candidate Libertarian     A. Blair Dunn
Son of Public Lands Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Jr.

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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Treasurer Tim Eichenberg
  Candidate Republican     Arthur L. Castillo

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Auditor  Wayne A. Johnson
Appointed: 1 December 2017.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Auditor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Brian S. Colón
  Candidate Republican     Auditor  Wayne A. Johnson
 14 November 2017: Auditor Timothy M. "Tim" Keller (Democratic), who was first elected in 2014, is elected Albuquerque Mayor.
1 December 2017: Governor Susana Martinez (Republican) appoints Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson (Republican) as New Mexico State Auditor.
4 December 2017: Wayne Johnson is sworn in as New Mexico State Auditor.

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Libertarian Public Lands Commissioner Aubrey Dunn, Jr.
First elected: 2014 as a Republican; 27 January 2018: Switched party affiliation from Republican to Libertarian.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 19 July 2017: Running for Congress in CD 2 in 2018.
2 October 2017: Withdrew from the race for Congress CD 2.
6 February 2018: Decided to run for the Class 1 U.S. Senate seat.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Stephanie Garcia Richard
  Candidate Republican     former Commissioner of Public Lands Patrick H. "Pat" Lyons
  Candidate Libertarian     Michael G. Lucero
 

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): 7 incumbents, 12 candidates
  Republican: 4 incumbents, 11 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)
  Libertarian: 1 incumbent, 6 candidates
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.

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
  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
  Ruidoso News
  Sangre de Cristo Chronicle - Angel Fire
  The Herald - Truth or Consequences
  The Taos News
  Valencia County News-Bulletin

 


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