New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1994

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New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1994
New Mexico
1990 ←
November 8, 1994 → 1998

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Nominee Gary Johnson Bruce King Roberto Mondragón
Party Republican Democratic Green
Running mate Walter Bradley Patricia Madrid Steven Schmidt
Popular vote 232,945 186,686 47,990
Percentage 49.81% 39.92% 10.26%

Governor before election

Bruce King
Democratic

Elected Governor

Gary Johnson
Republican

An election for governor and lieutenant governor of New Mexico was held on November 8, 1994, for the four-year term beginning on January 1, 1995. Candidates for governor and lieutenant governor ran on a ticket as running mates.

Incumbent Democrat Bruce King ran for a fourth term with Patricia Madrid as a running mate, losing to Republican nominees Gary Johnson, a businessman, and Walter Bradley, a former state senator. Roberto Mondragón, who served as lieutenant governor from 1971–1974 and from 1979 to 1982, ran with Steven Schmidt as the nominees of the Green Party, receiving 10.4 percent of the vote.

Candidates[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Republican[edit]

Green[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bruce
King (D)
Gary
Johnson (R)
Other Undecided
Santa Fe New Mexican November 3, 1994 34% 46%
Albuquerque Journal October 23, 1994 35% 40%

Election results[edit]

New Mexico gubernatorial election, 1994[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Gary Johnson 232,945 49.81% +4.66%
Democratic Bruce King (inc.) 186,686 39.92% -14.68%
Green Roberto Mondragón 47,990 10.26%
Majority 46,259 9.89% +0.44%
Turnout 467,621
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

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