New Mexico elections, 2018

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A general election was 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 was term-limited and could not run for election to a third consecutive term.

Results

New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michelle Lujan Grisham/Howie Morales 392,215 57.08
Republican Steve Pearce/Michelle Holmes 294,875 42.92
Total votes 687,090 100.00

Attorney General

New Mexico Attorney General election, 2018

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →
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Nominee Hector Balderas Michael Hendricks Blair Dunn
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian

Attorney General before election

Hector Balderas
Democratic

Elected Attorney General

TBD

Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Hector Balderas ran for re-election to a second term.[1]

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 ran for the Republican nomination.[2]

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 October 29, 2018 1,200 ± 2.8% 61% 34% 3% 3%
Global Strategy Group (D-Balderas) August 27–30, 2018 601 ± 4.0% 51% 30% 7% 12%
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

New Mexico Secretary of State election, 2018

← 2016 November 6, 2018 2022 →
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Nominee Maggie Toulouse Oliver Gavin Clarkson Ginger Grider
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian

Secretary of States before election

Maggie Toulouse Oliver
Democratic

Elected Secretary of States

TBD

Incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who was elected in the 2016 special election, ran for re-election to a full term in 2018.[4]

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

After winning the primary, Cox decided to withdraw from the race. As a result, the New Mexico Republican Party chose Gavin Clarkson as their nominee.[5]

Nominee
Withdrew
  • 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

Jeff was replaced as the Libertarian nominee by Ginger Grider after withdrawing from the race.

Nominee
  • Ginger Grider
Withdrew
  • Sandra Jeff[7]

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)
Gavin
Clarkson (R)
Ginger
Grider (L)
Undecided
Carroll Strategies October 29, 2018 1,200 ± 2.8% 52% 40% 3% 5%

Results

New Mexico Secretary of State election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maggie Toulouse Oliver (incumbent)
Republican Gavin Clarkson
Libertarian Ginger Grider
Total votes

Treasurer

New Mexico Treasurer election, 2018

← 2016 November 6, 2018 2022 →
 
Nominee Tim Eichenberg Arthur Castillo
Party Democratic Republican

Treasurer before election

Tim Eichenberg
Democratic

Elected Treasurer

TBD

Incumbent Democratic State Treasurer Tim Eichenberg ran 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[7][8]

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 October 29, 2018 1,200 ± 2.8% 52% 40% 9%
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

New Mexico Auditor election, 2018

← 2016 November 6, 2018 2022 →
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Nominee Wayne Johnson Brian Colón
Party Republican Democratic

Auditor before election

Wayne Johnson
Republican

Elected Auditor

TBD

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]

Republican primary

Results

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

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

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Brian
Colón (D)
Wayne
Johnson (R)
Undecided
Carroll Strategies October 29, 2018 1,200 ± 2.8% 50% 45% 5%
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

New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands election, 2018

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →
 
Nominee Patrick H. Lyons Stephanie Garcia Richard Michael Lucero
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian

Commissioner before election

Aubrey Dunn Jr.
Libertarian

Elected Commissioner

TBD

Incumbent Libertarian Commissioner of Public Lands Aubrey Dunn Jr. 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.[14]

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 October 29, 2018 1,200 ± 2.8% 45% 49% 3% 3%
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 did not run for re-election in order to run for Commissioner of Public Lands.[14]

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

Public Education Commission

Five of the ten seats on the New Mexico Public Education Commission were 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 were eligible to run for re-election.

New Mexico House of Representatives

In 2018, all 70 seats in the New Mexico House of Representatives were up for election in 2018. Democrats have a majority in the chamber heading into the election. On election day 2018, Democrats hold 38 seats and Republicans hold 32 seats. To re-claim control, Republicans would need to net 4 seats from Democrats.

The New Mexico State Senate only holds regularly-scheduled elections every four years; therefore, no State Senate seats are up for election in 2018, but all 42 will be in 2020.

United States Senate

Incumbent Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich ran for re-election to a second term.[15]

United States Senate election in New Mexico, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martin Heinrich (incumbent)
Republican Mick Rich
Libertarian Gary Johnson
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. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Grover, Hannah (October 31, 2017). "Immigration lawyer will challenge Attorney General Hector Balderas in 2018 election". Farmington Daily Times. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/three-dunns-running-for-new-mexico-s-libertarian-party-it/article_195f3f5f-c0bc-5cbe-b6fa-d548ec1de329.html
  4. ^ Reichbach, Matthew (June 20, 2017). "Toulouse Oliver will run for full term as SOS". New Mexico Political Report. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Nott, Robert. "GOP taps candidate for secretary of state after primary winner drops out". Santa Fe New Mexican. The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.abqjournal.com/1120753/attorney-to-vie-for-sec-of-state.html
  7. ^ a b c http://krwg.org/post/full-list-new-mexico-major-party-candidates
  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. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Boyd, Dan (August 8, 2017). "NM Sen. George Muñoz to run for state land boss". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  13. ^ Paskus, Laura (May 26, 2017). "VeneKlasen announces State Land Office run". New Mexico Political Report. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  14. ^ a b Boyd, Dan (July 26, 2017). "Ex-land commissioner plans to try and get his job back". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  15. ^ Coleman, Michael (November 10, 2016). "Who wants to be New Mexico's next governor?". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 10, 2016.

External links

Official Attorney General campaign websites
  • Hector Balderas (D) for Attorney General
  • A. Blair Dunn (L) for Attorney General
  • Michael Hendricks (R) for Attorney General
Official Secretary of State campaign websites
  • Gavin Clarkson (R) for Secretary of State
  • Ginger Grider (L) for Secretary of State
  • Maggie Toulouse Oliver (D) for Secretary of State
Official State Treasurer campaign websites
  • Arthur L. Castillo (R) for Treasurer
  • Tim Eichenberg (D) for Treasurer
Official State Auditor campaign websites
  • Brian Colón (D) for Auditor
  • Wayne Johnson (R) for Auditor
Official Commissioner of Public Lands campaign websites
  • Patrick H. Lyons (R) for Public Lands Commissioner
  • Stephanie Garcia Richard (D) for Public Lands Commissioner
Official Public Regulation Commission district 2 campaign websites
  • Jeff Byrd (R) for Public Regulation Commissioner
  • Kevin Sanders (D) for Public Regulation Commissioner
Official Public Regulation Commission district 5 campaign websites
  • Steve Fischmann (D) for Public Regulation Commissioner
  • Ben Hall (R) for Public Regulation Commissioner
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