The Green Papers: New Mexico 2023 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
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(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 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 TBD. The Republican convention is TBD and the Democratic Convention is TBD.

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

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th 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.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Ben Ray Luján
FEC S0NM00058

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Michelle Lujan Grisham
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Elected on a ticket with (but nominated separately from) the Governor

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Howie C. Morales
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (3 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 118th 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 5 November 2024

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Member of Congress  Gabriel "Gabe" Vasquez
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     former Member of Congress  Stella Yvette "Yvette" Herrell
Unsuccessful candidate: 2018; first elected: 2020; unsuccessful candidate for re-election: 2022.

FEC H8NM02156

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Member of Congress  Teresa Leger Fernandez
First elected: 2020
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. 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, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Secretary of State is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat - At term limit.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Attorney General Raúl Torrez
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Attorney General is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Treasurer  Laura M. Montoya
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Treasurer is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Auditor  Joseph M. Maestas
First elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
The current Auditor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Commissioner of Public Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2022, 2026

  Democratic Public Lands Commissioner  Stephanie Garcia Richard
First elected: 2018; re-elected: 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 

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): 12 incumbents, 2 candidates
  Republican: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Unaffiliated: 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

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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