New Mexico's 3rd congressional district

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New Mexico's 3rd congressional district
New Mexico's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New Mexico's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Ben R. Luján (DNambé Pueblo)
Distribution 62.70% urban, 37.30% rural
Population (2000) 606,240
Median income $35,058
Ethnicity 60.4% White, 1.2% Black, 0.8% Asian, 36.3% Hispanic, 19.6% Native American, 1.4% other
Cook PVI D+8

New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District serves the northern half of New Mexico, including the state's Capital, Santa Fe. The current Representative is Democrat Ben R. Luján.

Voting[edit]

Election results from presidential races[1]

Year Office Result
2000 President Gore 52 - 43%
2004 President Kerry 54 - 45%
2008 President Obama 61 - 38%
2012 President Obama 57 - 39%[2]

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years Congress District Home Electoral history
District created January 3, 1983
Congressman Bill Richardson.jpg Bill Richardson Democratic January 3, 1983 –
February 13, 1997
98th Santa Fe First elected in 1982

Resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
Vacant February 13, 1997 –
May 13, 1997
105th
Bill Redmond Congressional Photo.jpg Bill Redmond Republican May 13, 1997 –
January 3, 1999
105th Santa Fe Won special election to finish remaining term

Lost in the 1998 general election
Tom Udall Official House Picture.jpg Tom Udall Democratic January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2009
106th Santa Fe First elected in 1998

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
107th
108th
109th
110th
Ben Lujan official photo.jpg Ben Ray Luján Democratic January 3, 2009 –
Present
111th Nambé Pueblo First elected in 2008
112th
113th

Election results[edit]

198219841986198819901992199419961997 (Special)1998200020022004200620082010

1982[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson 84,669 64.49%
Republican Marjorie Bell Chambers 46,466 35.39%
Write-in 158 0.12%
Totals 131,293 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

1984[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 100,470 60.81%
Republican Louis H. Gallegos 62,351 37.74%
Libertarian Shirley Machocky Jones 2,388 1.45%
Totals 165,209 100.0%
Democratic hold

1986[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 95,760 71.30%
Republican David F. Cargo 38,552 28.70%
Totals 134,312 100.0%
Democratic hold

1988[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 124,938 73.11%
Republican Cecilia M. Salazar 45,954 26.89%
Totals 170,892 100.0%
Democratic hold

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 104,225 74.46%
Republican Phil T. Archuletta 35,751 25.54%
Totals 139,976 100.0%
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 122,850 67.42%
Republican F. Gregg Bemis, Jr. 54,569 29.95%
Libertarian Ed Nagel 4,798 2.63%
Totals 182,217 100.0%
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 99,900 63.59%
Republican F. Gregg Bemis, Jr. 53,515 34.06%
Libertarian Ed Nagel 3,697 2.35%
Totals 157,112 100.0%
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996: New Mexico District 3[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 124,594 67.25%
Republican Bill Redmond 56,580 30.54%
Libertarian Ed Nagel 4,097 2.21%
Totals 185,271 100.0%
Democratic hold

1997 (Special)[edit]

New Mexico's 3rd congressional district special election, 1997[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Redmond 43,559 42.75%
Democratic Eric P. Serna 40,542 39.79%
Green Carol Miller 17,101 16.78%
Libertarian Ed Nagel 393 0.39%
Reform Daniel Pearlman 304 0.30%
Totals 101,899 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998: New Mexico District 3[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Udall 91,248 53.16%
Republican Bill Redmond (incumbent) 74,266 43.27%
Green Carol Miller 6,103 3.56%
Write-in 32 0.01%
Totals 171,649 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000: New Mexico District 3[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Udall (incumbent) 135,040 67.18%
Republican Lisa L. Lutz 65,979 32.82%
Totals 201,019 100.0%
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002: New Mexico District 3[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Udall (incumbent) 122,921 100.00%
Totals 122,921 100.0%
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004: New Mexico District 3[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Udall (incumbent) 175,269 68.68%
Republican Gregory M. Tucker 79,935 31.32%
Totals 255,204 100.0%
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006: New Mexico District 3[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Udall (incumbent) 144,880 74.64%
Republican Ronald M. Dolin 49,219 25.36%
Totals 194,099 100.0%
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

2008 Primary Election[edit]

2008 Democratic Primary Congressional Election, District 3[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben R. Luján 26,667 41.58%
Democratic Don Wiviott 16,314 25.44%
Democratic Benny J. Shendo, Jr. 10,113 15.77%
Democratic Harry Montoya 7,205 11.23%
Democratic Jon Adams 1,993 3.11%
Democratic Rudy Martin 1,838 2.87%
2008 Republican Primary Congressional Election, District 3[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel K. East 14,767 53.89%
Republican Marco Gonzales 12,634 46.11%

2008 General Election[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008: New Mexico District 3[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben R. Luján 161,292 56.74%
Republican Daniel K. East 86,618 30.47%
Independent Carol Miller 36,348 12.79%
Totals 284,258 100.0%
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010: New Mexico District 3[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben R. Luján (incumbent) 120,057 56.99%
Republican Thomas E. Mullins 90,621 43.01%
Totals 210,678 100.0%
Democratic hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 36°00′35″N 105°49′55″W / 36.00972°N 105.83194°W / 36.00972; -105.83194