The Green Papers: New Mexico 2021 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Special Election CD 1: Tuesday 1 June 2021
Tuesday 6 April 2021 - Filing Deadline - Special Election CD 1 (party, independent, write-in).
Tuesday 1 June 2021 - Special Election CD 1. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:2,120,220 (0.68% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:5(0.93% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:3(0.69% of 435)
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.

Special election nominees are chosen by party leaders rather than primary.


Congressional District 1 - Special Election from the New Mexico Secretary of State.

1 June 2021 Congressional District 1 - Special Election returns from the New Mexico Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 117th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Martin Trevor Heinrich
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
Previously served in the U.S. House elected 2008, re-elected 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Martin Trevor Heinrich
FEC S2NM00088
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Jerry Rose
FEC S4NM00118

Class 2 Democratic Senator  Ben Ray Luján
Previously served in the U.S. House, first elected: 2008, re-elected: 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018; first elected to the U.S. Senate: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Michelle Lujan Grisham
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Governor  Michelle Lujan Grisham
  Candidate Republican     Sandoval County Commissioner  Jay C. Block

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Howie C. Morales
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined);
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Member of Congress  Melanie Ann Stansbury
First elected in a Special Election: 1 June 2021 [re: Member of Congress Debra A. "Deb" Haaland (Democratic)'s confirmation as Secretary of the Interior in the Biden Administration.]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Sheridan Joshua Lund
FEC H2NM01185
 Member of Congress Debra A. "Deb" Haaland (Democratic), who was first elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2020, was nominated by President-elect Joe Biden Secretary of the Interior on 17 December 2020 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 51-40, on 15 March 2021.
16 March 2021: Member of Congress Debra A. "Deb" Haaland (Democratic) resigned.
1 June 2021: Melanie Ann Stansbury is elected in a Special Election.

Special Election - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for special election
Special Election
 
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 1 June 2021
Special Election - As a result of Member of Congress Debra A. "Deb" Haaland's (Democratic) confirmation as Secretary of the Interior in the Biden Administration. Special election nominees are chosen by party leaders rather than primary.
The Democrats Central Committee will meet on 30 March and the Republican Central Committee will meet on 27 March to choose their nominees.
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 79,209 60.26% state Representative  Melanie Ann Stansbury
FEC H2NM01144; 12 May 21; Tot $1,348,453; Dsb $874,861
  Candidate Republican 46,977 35.74% state Senator  Mark David Moores
FEC H2NM01276; 12 May 21; Tot $595,423; Dsb $469,868
  Candidate Decline to State 3,524 2.68% former state Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn
FEC H2NM01151; 12 May 21; Tot $95,902; Dsb $85,732
  Candidate Libertarian 1,736 1.32% Christopher "Chris" Manning
FEC H2NM01292; 12 May 21; Tot $4,171; Dsb $1,248
  Candidate Write-in; (Decline to State) 2 0.00% Laura Olivas
FEC H2NM01243
  Candidate Write-in; (Decline to State)     Robert Sog Ornelas
Total 131,448 100.00%  
 Member of Congress Debra A. "Deb" Haaland (Democratic), who was first elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2020, was nominated by President-elect Joe Biden Secretary of the Interior on 17 December 2020 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 51-40, on 15 March 2021.
She resigned on 16 March 2021.
17 March 2021: Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver calls a Special Election. The filing deadline for party nominees, independents, and write-ins is 6 April.
Congressional District 1 – Special Election from the New Mexico Secretary of State.
2021 Special Congressional Election Contest/Candidate List from the New Mexico Secretary of State.
1 June 2021 Congressional District 1 - Special Election returns from the New Mexico Secretary of State.

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2 Republican Member of Congress  Stella Yvette "Yvette" Herrell
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Stella Yvette "Yvette" Herrell
FEC H8NM02156; 31 Mar 21; Tot $365,060; Dsb $58,012

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Member of Congress  Teresa Leger Fernandez
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
a.k.a. Teresa Leger, Teresa Leger de Fernandez.
 Candidate list (1) - 118th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Teresa Leger Fernandez
FEC H0NM03102; 31 Mar 21; Tot $128,562; Dsb $98,582

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Secretary of State  Maggie Toulouse Oliver
First elected in a Special Election: 8 November 2016 (re: resignation of Dianna Duran); re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Attorney General  Hector H. Balderas
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Treasurer  Tim Eichenberg
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Auditor  Brian S. Colón
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Auditor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Commissioner of Public Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Public Lands Commissioner  Stephanie Garcia Richard
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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): 11 incumbents, 5 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 3 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 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  (blank): 1 incumbent
  Decline to State: 3 candidates
  Independent
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 2 candidates
 
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

Election Authority
  New Mexico Secretary of State
  NMVote.org
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
  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
  KOB TV - NBC - Albuquerque
  KRQE TV - KREZ TV - KBIM TV - CBS - Albuquerque
  KUNM FM - Public Radio - Albuquerque
  Las Cruces Sun-News
  New Mexican - Santa Fe
  New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan
  Politics1.com - New Mexico
  Ruidoso News
  The Taos News
  Valencia County News-Bulletin

 


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