The Green Papers: New Mexico 2022 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 7 June 2022
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Tuesday 1 February 2022 - Filing Deadline: Preprimary Party Convention Designation .
Tuesday 8 March 2022 - Filing Deadline: Primary (for those who did not receive preprimary designation) .
Tuesday 15 March 2022 - Filing Deadline - Write-in Primary .
Tuesday 7 June 2022 - Primary . Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MDT (1300-0100 UTC).
Thursday 30 June 2022 - Filing Deadline: Minor/Independent/Independent/Write-in General Election .
Tuesday 8 November 2022 - General Election . Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p MST (1400-0200 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.

A candidate who wins support of 20% or more of the delegates at the state convention automatically advances to the primary. Alternatively, candidates can file nominations papers with the requisite number of signatures by 8 March. The Republican convention is 26 February and the Democratic Convention is 13 March.

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


Upcoming Elections from the New Mexico of the Secretary of State.

2022 Primary Election Candidate Information from the New Mexico of the Secretary of State.

2022 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List from the New Mexico of the Secretary of State.

7 June 2022 Primary Returns from an official source, results from a media source, results from a media source.


2022 General Election Contest/Candidate List from the New Mexico of the Secretary of State.


2022 General Election returns from the New Mexico of the Secretary of State. Vote totals last updated 1 December 2022 per the certified vote.

 
           

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
1 February 2022: Suffered a stroke and expecting to make a full recovery.
2 February 2022: Media reports state the Senator will return to work in 4 to 6 weeks.

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

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Michelle Lujan Grisham
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Democratic 370,168 51.97% Governor  Michelle Lujan Grisham
for Lieutenant Governor: Howie C. Morales
  Candidate Republican 324,701 45.59% Mark V. Ronchetti
for Lieutenant Governor: Ant L. Thornton
  Candidate Libertarian 17,387 2.44% Karen Evette Bedonie
for Lieutenant Governor: Efren Gallardo, Jr.
Total 712,256 100.00%  

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

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

117th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2022, 2024. No Term Limit. 117th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Renominated);
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Melanie Ann Stansbury
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 156,462 55.75% Member of Congress  Melanie Ann Stansbury
FEC H2NM01144; 19 Oct 22; Tot $3,383,108; Dsb $3,400,112
  Candidate Republican 124,151 44.23% Michelle Garcia Holmes
FEC H0NM01189; 19 Oct 22; Tot $378,141; Dsb $255,611
  Candidate Write-in; (Decline to State) 58 0.02% Victoria L. Gonzales
FEC H2NM01383
Total 280,671 100.00%  
 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.
16 March 2021: Member of Congress Debra A. "Deb" Haaland (Democratic) resigned.
1 June 2021: Melanie Ann Stansbury is elected in a Special Election.

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Stella Yvette "Yvette" Herrell
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 96,986 50.34% Las Cruces City Councilor  Gabriel "Gabe" Vasquez
FEC H2NM02191; 19 Oct 22; Tot $3,225,357; Dsb $2,877,186
  Candidate Republican 95,636 49.64% Member of Congress  Stella Yvette "Yvette" Herrell
FEC H8NM02156; 19 Oct 22; Tot $4,014,258; Dsb $3,385,745
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic) 51 0.03% Eliseo Luna
FEC H2NM02225
Total 192,673 100.00%  

Incumbent - 117th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Teresa Leger Fernandez
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated -
a.k.a. Teresa Leger, Teresa Leger de Fernandez.
 Candidate list (2) - 118th Congress
  Elected Democratic 134,217 58.16% Member of Congress  Teresa Leger Fernandez
FEC H0NM03102; 19 Oct 22; Tot $2,900,555; Dsb $2,448,294
  Candidate Republican 96,565 41.84% Alexis Martinez Johnson
FEC H2NM03173; 19 Oct 22; Tot $259,711; Dsb $225,078
Total 230,782 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Secretary of State  Maggie Toulouse Oliver
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Democratic 384,526 54.52% Secretary of State  Maggie Toulouse Oliver
  Candidate Republican 300,763 42.64% Audrey D. Trujillo
  Candidate Libertarian 20,050 2.84% Mayna Erika Myers
Total 705,339 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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 affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 388,592 55.31% Bernalillo County District Attorney  Raúl Torrez
  Candidate Republican 314,023 44.69% Jeremy Michael Gay
9 September 2022: Candidacy challenged over residency status.
16 September 2022: First Judicial District Court Judge T. Glenn Ellington rules that the challenge was filed too late. Jeremy Gay remains on the General Election ballot.
Total 702,615 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Treasurer  Tim Eichenberg
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Treasurer is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 370,089 53.15% former Sandoval County Treasurer Laura M. Montoya
  Candidate Republican 326,224 46.85% former Santa Fe County Commissioner Harry B. Montoya
Total 696,313 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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.
Open Seat - Ran for but lost is party's nominiation for Attorney General in 2022.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Democratic 399,810 61.93% Public Regulation Commissioner  Joseph M. Maestas
  Candidate Libertarian 245,725 38.07% Travis Stephen Sanchez
Total 645,535 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Democratic Public Lands Commissioner  Stephanie Garcia Richard
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2022
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 379,621 54.67% Public Lands Commissioner  Stephanie Garcia Richard
  Candidate Republican 310,853 44.76% state Public Regulation Commissioner  Jefferson L. "Jeff" Byrd
  Candidate Write-in; (Decline to State) 3,950 0.57% Larry E. Marker
Total 694,424 100.00%  
 

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, 11 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 8 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.
  Libertarian: 3 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Decline to State: 2 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 3 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
  Justice 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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