New Mexico elections, 2018

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A general election will be held in the U.S. state of New Mexico on November 6, 2018. All of New Mexico's executive officers will be up for election as well as a United States Senate seat, and all of New Mexico's three seats in the United States House of Representatives.

Governor

Incumbent Republican Governor Susana Martinez is term-limited and cannot run for election to a third consecutive term.

New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michelle Lujan Grisham/Howie Morales
Republican Steve Pearce/Michelle Holmes
Total votes

Lieutenant Governor

Unlike most states, in New Mexico, the candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected in separate primaries. The winning candidates then run together on the same ticket.

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howie Morales 75,828 47.10
Democratic Rick Miera 51,202 31.81
Democratic Billy G. Garrett 33,949 21.09
Total votes 160,979 100.0

Republican primary

  • Michelle Garcia Holmes, retired Police detective and former chief of staff for the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office[1]

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michelle Garcia Holmes 67,681 100.0
Total votes 67,681 100.0

Libertarian primary

Attorney General

Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Hector Balderas is running for re-election to a second term.[3]

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hector Balderas (incumbent) 150,515 100.0
Total votes 150,515 100.0

Republican primary

Immigration attorney Michael Hendricks is running for the Republican nomination.[4]

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Hendricks 66,588 100.0
Total votes 66,588 100.0

Libertarian primary

Results

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian A. Blair Dunn 608 100.0
Total votes 608 100.0

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Hector
Balderas (D)
Michael
Hendricks (R)
A. Blair
Dunn (L)
Undecided
Carroll Strategies June 15–16, 2018 1,199 ± 2.8% 55% 33% 5% 7%

Results

New Mexico Attorney General election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hector Balderas (incumbent)
Republican Michael Hendricks
Libertarian A. Blair Dunn
Total votes

Secretary of State

Incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who was elected in the 2016 special election, is running for re-election to a full term in 2018.[5]

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maggie Toulouse Oliver (incumbent) 148,545 100.0
Total votes 148,545 100.0

Republican primary

  • JoHanna Cox, attorney[6]

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican JoHanna Cox 67,041 100.0
Total votes 67,041 100.0

Libertarian primary

  • Sandra Jeff[1]

Results

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Sandra Jeff 604 100.0
Total votes 604 100.0

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Maggie Toulouse
Oliver (D)
JoHanna
Cox (R)
Sandra
Jeff (L)
Undecided
Carroll Strategies June 15–16, 2018 1,199 ± 2.8% 52% 29% 6% 14%

Results

New Mexico Secretary of State election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maggie Toulouse Oliver (incumbent)
Republican JoHanna Cox
Libertarian Sandra Jeff
Total votes

Treasurer

Incumbent Democratic State Treasurer Tim Eichenberg is running for re-election to a second term.

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Eichenberg (incumbent) 141,227 100.0
Total votes 141,227 100.0

Republican primary

  • Arthur L. Castillo, former CFO for the New Mexico State Treasurer's Office[1][7]

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur L. Castillo 65,813 100.0
Total votes 65,813 100.0

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Tim
Eichenberg (D)
Arthur
Castillo (R)
Undecided
Carroll Strategies June 15–16, 2018 1,199 ± 2.8% 47% 37% 16%

Results

New Mexico State Treasurer election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Eichenberg (incumbent)
Republican Arthur L. Castillo
Total votes

State Auditor

After incumbent Democratic State Auditor Tim Keller was elected Mayor of Albuquerque in the 2017 mayoral election, and resigned to take office, Governor Martinez appointed Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson (R) to be the new State Auditor.[8]

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian S. Colón 100,949 62.54
Democratic Bill McCamley 60,464 37.46
Total votes 161,413 100.0

Republican primary

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne A. Johnson (incumbent) 68,267 100.0
Total votes 68,267 100.0

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Brian
Colón (D)
Wayne
Johnson (R)
Undecided
Carroll Strategies June 15–16, 2018 1,199 ± 2.8% 50% 38% 12%

Results

New Mexico State Auditor election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Colón
Republican Wayne A. Johnson (incumbent)
Total votes

Commissioner of Public Lands

Incumbent Libertarian Commissioner of Public Lands Aubrey Dunn is not running for re-election to a second term in office.

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Garcia Richard 65,601 39.48
Democratic Garrett O. VeneKlasen 61,783 37.18
Democratic George K. Muñoz 38,770 23.33
Total votes 166,154 100.0

Republican primary

2nd District Public Regulation Commissioner and former Commissioner of Public Lands Pat Lyons is running for the Republican nomination.[13]

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patrick H. Lyons 67,527 100.0
Total votes 67,527 100.0

Libertarian primary

Results

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Michael G. Lucero 608 100.0
Total votes 608 100.0

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Stephanie Garcia
Richard (D)
Pat
Lyons (R)
Michael
Lucero (L)
Undecided
Carroll Strategies June 15–16, 2018 1,199 ± 2.8% 44% 41% 5% 9%

Results

New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Garcia Richard
Republican Pat Lyons
Libertarian Michael G. Lucero
Total votes

Public Regulation Commission

Three of the five seats on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission will be up for election.

District 2 Republican incumbent Pat Lyons will not run for re-election in order to run for Commissioner of Public Lands.[13]

District 4 Democratic incumbent Lynda Lovejoy and District 5 Democratic incumbent Sandy R. Jones are eligible to run for re-election.

Public Education Commission

Five of the ten seats on the New Mexico Public Education Commission will be up for election.

District 2 incumbent Republican Millie Pogna, District 3 incumbent Democrat Carmie Lynn Toulouse, District 5 incumbent Democrat James F. Conyers, District 6 incumbent Democrat Gilbert Peralta, and District 7 incumbent Democrat Patricia Gipson are eligible to run for re-election.

United States Senate

Incumbent Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich is running for re-election to a second term.[14]

United States Senate election in New Mexico, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martin Heinrich (incumbent)
Republican Mick Rich
Libertarian Aubrey Dunn
Total votes

United States House of Representatives

All of New Mexico's three seats in the United States House of Representatives will be up for election in 2018.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g http://krwg.org/post/full-list-new-mexico-major-party-candidates
  2. ^ a b http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/three-dunns-running-for-new-mexico-s-libertarian-party-it/article_195f3f5f-c0bc-5cbe-b6fa-d548ec1de329.html
  3. ^ Terrell, Steve (May 16, 2017). "Balderas to seek re-election as AG, won't run for governor". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved May 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ Grover, Hannah (October 31, 2017). "Immigration lawyer will challenge Attorney General Hector Balderas in 2018 election". Farmington Daily Times. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ Reichbach, Matthew (June 20, 2017). "Toulouse Oliver will run for full term as SOS". New Mexico Political Report. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  6. ^ https://www.abqjournal.com/1120753/attorney-to-vie-for-sec-of-state.html
  7. ^ http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/election-coverage/41364-republican-arthur-l-castillo-announces-candidacy-for-new-mexico-state-treasurer
  8. ^ http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/governor-names-fellow-republican-as-state-auditor/article_05a2f2f2-d6c6-11e7-b87c-977ece00fc93.html
  9. ^ Chacón, Daniel J. (November 15, 2017). "First candidate enters race for open state auditor's seat". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  10. ^ Stelnicki, Tripp (November 15, 2017). "Los Alamos legislator joins land commissioner race after Powell bows out". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  11. ^ Boyd, Dan (August 8, 2017). "NM Sen. George Muñoz to run for state land boss". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  12. ^ Paskus, Laura (May 26, 2017). "VeneKlasen announces State Land Office run". New Mexico Political Report. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b Boyd, Dan (July 26, 2017). "Ex-land commissioner plans to try and get his job back". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  14. ^ Coleman, Michael (November 10, 2016). "Who wants to be New Mexico's next governor?". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 

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