Political party strength in New Mexico

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of New Mexico:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Democratic (D),       Republican (R),       Whig (W), and       a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Auditor Treasurer Comm. of Pub. Lands State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House
1846 Charles Bent[1]
1847 none[2]
1848
1849
1850
1851 James S. Calhoun (W)[1][3]
1852 William Carr Lane (W)[1]
1853 David Meriwether (D)[1]
1854
1855
1856
1857 Abraham Rencher (D)[1]
1858
1859
1860
1861 Henry Connelly (R)[1][4]
1862
1863
1864
1865
1866 Robert Byington Mitchell (D)[1]
1867
1868
1869 William Anderson Pile (R)[1]
1870
1871 Marsh Giddings (R)[1]
1872
1873
1874
1875 Samuel Beach Axtell (R)[1][5]
1876
1877
1878 Lew Wallace (R)[1]
1879
1880
1881 Lionel Allen Sheldon (R)[1]
1882
1883
1884
1885 Edmund G. Ross (D)[1]
1886
1887
1888
1889 L. Bradford Prince (R)[1]
1890
1891
1892
1893 William Taylor Thornton (D)[1]
1894
1895
1896
1897 Miguel Antonio Otero (R)[1]
1898
1899
1900
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906 Herbert James Hagerman (R)[1]
1907 George Curry (R)[1][6]
1908
1909
1910 William J. Mills (R)[1]
1911
1912 William C. McDonald (D) Thomas B. Catron (R) Albert B. Fall (R) [7] Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D)
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917 Ezequiel C. de Baca (D)[8]
Washington E. Lindsey (R)[9] Andrieus A. Jones (D) [10]
1918
1919 Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo (R)
1920 Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R)
1921 Merritt C. Mechem (R) Holm O. Bursum (R) [11]
1922
1923 James F. Hinkle (D)
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R)
1925 Arthur T. Hannett (D) Sam G. Bratton (D) [12]
1926
1927 Richard C. Dillon (R) Bronson M. Cutting (R)
1928
Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo (R) Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R)
1929
Bronson M. Cutting (R)
1930
1931 Arthur Seligman (D)[8]
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D)
1933 Andrew W. Hockenhull (D)[9] Carl Hatch (D) [13]
1934
1935 Clyde Tingley (D) Dennis Chavez (D)
1936
1937
1938
1939 John E. Miles (D)
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D)
1941
1942
1943 John J. Dempsey (D) Cecilia T. Cleveland (D) 2D
1944 Clyde P. McCulloh (D) [14] Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D)
1945
1946
1947 Thomas J. Mabry (D) Joseph Montoya (D) Alicia Valdéz Romero (D)
1948 Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley (D)
1949 Joe L. Martinez (D) Guy Shepard (D) Clinton P. Anderson (D)
1950
1951 Edwin L. Mechem (R) Tibo J. Chavéz (D) Beatrice Roach Gottlieb (D) Robert D. Castner (D)
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon (R)
1953 Richard H. Robinson (D) E.S. Johnny Walker (D) [15]
1954
1955 John F. Simms (D) Joseph Montoya (D)[16] Natalie Smith Buck (D) J.D. Hannah (D) [17]
1956
1957 Edwin L. Mechem (R) Fred M. Standley (D) Ben Chavez (R) [18] Murray E. Morgan (D)
1958 Vacant
1959 John Burroughs (D) Ed V. Mead (D) Betty Fiorina (D) Frank B. Zinn (D) [19] Robert D. Castner (D) Joe Callaway (D)
1960 Hilton A. Dickson Jr.[20] John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (D)
1961 Edwin L. Mechem (R)[21] Tom Bolack (R) Earl E. Hartley (D) E.S. Johnny Walker (D)
1962 Tom Bolack (R)[9] Vacant
1963 Jack M. Campbell (D) Mack Easley (D) [22] Alberta Miller (D) Alex J. Armijo (D) Joseph B. Grant (D) Edwin L. Mechem (R)
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D)
1965 Boston E. Witt (D) Guyton B. Hays (D) Joseph Montoya (D)
1966
1967 David F. Cargo (R) E. Lee Francis (R) Ernestine Duràn Evans (D) Harold G. Thompson (R) H.E. Thomas Jr. (R) [23]
1968 Merrill B. Johns (R) [24] Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R)
1969 James A. Maloney (D) Jesse D. Kornegay (D) Alex J. Armijo (D) 2R
1970
1971 Bruce King (D) Roberto Mondragon (D) Betty Fiorina (D) David L. Norvell (D) Frank M. Olmstead (D) 1R, 1D
1972
1973 Pete Domenici (R)
1974
1975 Jerry Apodaca (D) Robert Ferguson (D) Ernestine Durán Evans Toney Anaya (D) Max R. Sanchez (D) [25] Edward M. Murphy (D) Phil R. Lucero (D)
1976 Gerald R. Ford and Bob Dole (R)
1977 Harrison Schmitt (R)
1978 Alvino E. Castillo (D)[26]
1979 Bruce King (D) Roberto Mondragon (D) Shirley Hooper (D) Jeff Bingaman (D) Jan Alan Hartkey (D) Alex J. Armijo (D)
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R)
1981 2R
1982
1983 Toney Anaya (D) Mike Runnels (D) Clara Padilla Jones (D) Paul Bardacke (D) Albert Romero (D) Earl E. Hartley (D) [27] Jim Baca (D) Jeff Bingaman (D) 2R, 1D
1984
1985
1986 James B. Lewis (D) [28]
1987 Garrey Carruthers (R) Jack L. Stahl (R) Rebecca Vigil-Giron (D) Hal Stratton (R) Harroll H. Adams (D) W.R. Humphries (R)
1988 George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R)
1989
1990
1991 Bruce King (D) Casey Luna (D) Stephanie Gonzales (D) Tom Udall (D) Robert Vigil (D) David W. King (D) Jim Baca (D) [29]
1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D)
1993 Ray Powell (D) [30]
1994
1995 Gary Johnson (R) Walter Bradley (R) Michael A. Montoya (D)
1996
1997
1998 1R, 1D[31]
2R, 1D
1999 Rebecca Vigil-Giron (D) Patricia A. Madrid (D) Domingo Martinez (D)
2000 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D)
2001
2002
2003 Bill Richardson (D) Diane Denish (D) Robert Vigil (D) [32] Patrick H. Lyons (R)
2004 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R)
2005 Douglas Brown (R)[33]
2006
2007 Mary Herrera (D) Gary King (D) Hector Balderas (D) James B. Lewis (D)
2008 27D, 15R 42D, 28R Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D)
2009 27 D, Coalition, 15 R 45D, 25R Tom Udall (D) 3D
2010
2011 Susana Martinez (R) John Sanchez (R) Dianna Duran (R) Ray Powell (D) 36D, 33R, 1I 2D, 1R
2012
2013 25 D, Coalition, 17 R 38D, 32R' Martin Heinrich (D)
2014 37D, 33R
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Auditor Treasurer Comm. of Pub. Lands State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Governor of New Mexico Territory.
  2. ^ Stephen W. Kearny declared New Mexico a territory in 1846 and installed Charles Bent as governor. Congress revoked Kearny's declaration in 1847, and thus New Mexico had no governor from 1847 until 1851.
  3. ^ Resigned in 1852 to return to his native state of Georgia
  4. ^ The territory broke into two and then three during Connelly's tenure due to the American Civil War and administrative problems.
  5. ^ Suspended by the United States Secretary of the Interior for misconduct in 1878.
  6. ^ Resigned in 1910 to become a framer in the New Mexico Constitutional Convention.
  7. ^ Resigned, 1921
  8. ^ a b Died in office.
  9. ^ a b c As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
  10. ^ Died in office, 1927
  11. ^ Bursum was appointed on March 11, 1921 after Fall resigned to become Secretary of the Interior
  12. ^ Resigned in 1933 to become a Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  13. ^ Appointed to the Bratton vacancy in 1933 who had resigned to accept a Judicial Post
  14. ^ McCulloh was appointed to the Chase vacancy by Governor Dempsey in 1944
  15. ^ Democrats have controlled the New Mexico House of Representatives since 1953 [1]
  16. ^ Resigned in April 1957, after being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
  17. ^ Hannah died in the month of July 1957
  18. ^ Chavez was appointed to the Hannah vacancy by Governor Mechem on August 12, 1957
  19. ^ Resigned in 1959
  20. ^ Appointed to the Zinn vacancy by Governor Burroughs in 1959
  21. ^ Resigned in order to be appointed to the United States Senate by his successor.
  22. ^ The Governor and Lt. Governor of a given political party have been elected as a team since November 1964
  23. ^ Resigned, December 19, 1967
  24. ^ Appointed by Governor Gargo in January 1978
  25. ^ Resigned, April 11, 1978
  26. ^ Appointed to the Sanchez vacancy by Governor Apodaca in April 1978
  27. ^ Resigned, November 1985
  28. ^ Lewis was appointed on December 12, 1985 by Governor Anaya
  29. ^ Resigned, May 19, 1993 to become U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director
  30. ^ Appointed to the Baca vacancy by Bruce King on May 13, 1993
  31. ^ Republican Steven Schiff died March 25, 1998.
  32. ^ Resigned, October 26, 2005
  33. ^ Appointed by Governor Richardson on November 7, 2005.

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