The New Mexico gubernatorial election of 2002 was a race for the Governor of New Mexico. The winner of the election held in 2002 served between 2003 and 2007. Current incumbent, Republican Gary Johnson was term limited. Former U.S. Congressman Bill Richardson won the election. Green party nominee David Bacon performed very well here, obtaining over 5% of the vote. His best performance was in Santa Fe County, where he obtained over 11%.