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.

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

Republican primary

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

Libertarian primary

Attorney General

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

Republican primary

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

Libertarian primary

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]

Republican primary

  • JoHanna Cox, attorney[6]

Libertarian primary

  • Sandra Jeff[1]

Treasurer

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

Republican primary

  • Jason Hessler, financial planner and attorney[7]
  • Arthur L. Castillo, former CFO for the New Mexico State Treasurer's Office[1][8]

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.[9]

Democratic primary

State Representative Bill McCamley is running for the Democratic nomination.[10]

  • Brian S. Colón[1]

Commissioner of Public Lands

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

Republican primary

Public Regulation Commissioner and former Commissioner of Public Lands Pat Lyons is running for the Republican nomination.[11]

Democratic primary

State Representative Stephanie Garcia Richard, State Senator George Muñoz, and New Mexico Wildlife Federation executive director Garrett VeneKlasen are running for the Democratic nomination.[12][13][14] Former Commissioner of Public Lands Ray Powell had announced a campaign, but withdrew due to health reasons and endorsed Garcia Richard.[15][16]

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.[11]

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.[17]

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 h i 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. ^ McKay, Dan (November 6, 2017). "Fiduciary, former Airman is first Republican to join race for state treasurer". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  8. ^ http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/election-coverage/41364-republican-arthur-l-castillo-announces-candidacy-for-new-mexico-state-treasurer
  9. ^ http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/governor-names-fellow-republican-as-state-auditor/article_05a2f2f2-d6c6-11e7-b87c-977ece00fc93.html
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ a b Boyd, Dan (July 26, 2017). "Ex-land commissioner plans to try and get his job back". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  12. ^ 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. 
  13. ^ Boyd, Dan (August 8, 2017). "NM Sen. George Muñoz to run for state land boss". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  14. ^ Paskus, Laura (May 26, 2017). "VeneKlasen announces State Land Office run". New Mexico Political Report. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  15. ^ Paskus, Laura (March 9, 2017). "Ray Powell running for State Land Commissioner". New Mexico Political Report. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  16. ^ Boyd, Dan (November 15, 2017). "Powell ends bid for land commissioner". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2017. 
  17. ^ Coleman, Michael (November 10, 2016). "Who wants to be New Mexico's next governor?". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 

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