The New Mexico gubernatorial election of 2002 was a race for the Governor of New Mexico. The winner of the election held on November 5, 2002, served from January 1, 2003 until January 1, 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%.