2018 New Mexico elections

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of New Mexico on November 6, 2018. All of New Mexico's executive officers will be up for election as well as a United States Senate seat, and all of New Mexico's three seats in the United States House of Representatives.

Governor[edit]

Incumbent Republican Governor Susana Martinez was term-limited and could not run for election to a third consecutive term.

Results[edit]

New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michelle Lujan Grisham/Howie Morales 396,603 57.2
Republican Steve Pearce/Michelle Holmes 297,185 42.8
Total votes 693,788 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Attorney General[edit]

New Mexico Attorney General election, 2018

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →
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Nominee Hector Balderas Michael Hendricks
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 427,583 231,296
Percentage 61.8% 33.4%

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County results

Balderas:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Hendricks:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Attorney General before election

Hector Balderas
Democratic

Elected Attorney General

Hector Balderas
Democratic

Incumbent Democratic Attorney General Hector Balderas ran for re-election to a second term.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hector Balderas (incumbent) 150,515 100.0
Total votes 150,515 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Immigration attorney Michael Hendricks ran for the Republican nomination.[2]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Hendricks 66,588 100.0
Total votes 66,588 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian A. Blair Dunn 608 100.0
Total votes 608 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Hector
Balderas (D)
Michael
Hendricks (R)
A. Blair
Dunn (L)
Undecided
Carroll Strategies October 29, 2018 1,200 ± 2.8% 61% 34% 3% 3%
Global Strategy Group (D-Balderas) August 27–30, 2018 601 ± 4.0% 51% 30% 7% 12%
Carroll Strategies June 15–16, 2018 1,199 ± 2.8% 55% 33% 5% 7%

Results[edit]

New Mexico Attorney General election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hector Balderas (incumbent) 427,583 61.8
Republican Michael Hendricks 231,296 33.4
Libertarian A. Blair Dunn 32,931 4.8
Total votes 691,810 100.0
Democratic hold

Secretary of State[edit]

New Mexico Secretary of State election, 2018

← 2016 November 6, 2018 2022 →
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Nominee Maggie Toulouse Oliver Gavin Clarkson Ginger Grider
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian
Popular vote 399,134 257,306 34,527
Percentage 57.8% 37.2% 5.0%

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County results

Toulouse Oliver:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Clarkson:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Secretary of States before election

Maggie Toulouse Oliver
Democratic

Elected Secretary of States

Maggie Toulouse Oliver
Democratic

Incumbent Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, who was elected in the 2016 special election, ran for re-election to a full term in 2018.[4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maggie Toulouse Oliver (incumbent) 148,545 100.0
Total votes 148,545 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

After winning the primary, Cox decided to withdraw from the race. As a result, the New Mexico Republican Party chose Gavin Clarkson as their nominee.[5]

Nominee
Withdrew
  • JoHanna Cox, attorney[6]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican JoHanna Cox 67,041 100.0
Total votes 67,041 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Jeff was replaced as the Libertarian nominee by Ginger Grider after withdrawing from the race.

Nominee
  • Ginger Grider
Withdrew

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Sandra Jeff 604 100.0
Total votes 604 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Maggie Toulouse
Oliver (D)
Gavin
Clarkson (R)
Ginger
Grider (L)
Undecided
Carroll Strategies October 29, 2018 1,200 ± 2.8% 52% 40% 3% 5%

Results[edit]

New Mexico Secretary of State election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Maggie Toulouse Oliver (incumbent) 399,134 57.8
Republican Gavin Clarkson 257,306 37.2
Libertarian Ginger Grider 34,527 5.0
Total votes 690,967 100.0
Democratic hold

Treasurer[edit]

New Mexico Treasurer election, 2018

← 2016 November 6, 2018 2022 →
 
Nominee Tim Eichenberg Arthur Castillo
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 394,780 286,822
Percentage 57.9% 42.1%

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County results

Einchenberg:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Castillo:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Treasurer before election

Tim Eichenberg
Democratic

Elected Treasurer

Tim Eichenberg
Democratic

Incumbent Democratic State Treasurer Tim Eichenberg ran for re-election to a second term.

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Eichenberg (incumbent) 141,227 100.0
Total votes 141,227 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

  • Arthur L. Castillo, former CFO for the New Mexico State Treasurer's Office[7][8]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur L. Castillo 65,813 100.0
Total votes 65,813 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Tim
Eichenberg (D)
Arthur
Castillo (R)
Undecided
Carroll Strategies October 29, 2018 1,200 ± 2.8% 52% 40% 9%
Carroll Strategies June 15–16, 2018 1,199 ± 2.8% 47% 37% 16%

Results[edit]

New Mexico State Treasurer election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Eichenberg (incumbent) 394,780 57.9
Republican Arthur L. Castillo 286,822 42.1
Total votes 681,602 100.0
Democratic hold

State Auditor[edit]

New Mexico Auditor election, 2018

← 2016 November 6, 2018 2022 →
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Nominee Brian Colón Wayne Johnson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 395,714 291,714
Percentage 57.6% 42.4%

New Mexico Auditor Election Results by County, 2018.svg
County results

Colón:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Johnson:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Auditor before election

Wayne Johnson
Republican

Elected Auditor

Brian Colón
Democratic

After incumbent Democratic State Auditor Tim Keller was elected Mayor of Albuquerque in the 2017 mayoral election, and resigned to take office, Governor Martinez appointed Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson (R) to be the new State Auditor.[9]

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wayne A. Johnson (incumbent) 68,267 100.0
Total votes 68,267 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Colón 100,949 62.54
Democratic Bill McCamley 60,464 37.46
Total votes 161,413 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Brian
Colón (D)
Wayne
Johnson (R)
Undecided
Carroll Strategies October 29, 2018 1,200 ± 2.8% 50% 45% 5%
Carroll Strategies June 15–16, 2018 1,199 ± 2.8% 50% 38% 12%

Results[edit]

New Mexico State Auditor election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Colón 395,714 57.6
Republican Wayne A. Johnson (incumbent) 291,714 42.4
Total votes 687,428 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Commissioner of Public Lands[edit]

New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands election, 2018

← 2014 November 6, 2018 2022 →
 
Nominee Stephanie Garcia Richard Patrick H. Lyons Michael Lucero
Party Democratic Republican Libertarian
Popular vote 352,335 297,379 39,791
Percentage 51.1% 43.1% 5.8%

Commissioner before election

Aubrey Dunn Jr.
Libertarian

Elected Commissioner

Stephanie Garcia Richard
Democratic

Incumbent Libertarian Commissioner of Public Lands Aubrey Dunn Jr. is not running for re-election to a second term in office.

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Garcia Richard 65,601 39.48
Democratic Garrett O. VeneKlasen 61,783 37.18
Democratic George K. Muñoz 38,770 23.33
Total votes 166,154 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

2nd District Public Regulation Commissioner and former Commissioner of Public Lands Pat Lyons is running for the Republican nomination.[14]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patrick H. Lyons 67,527 100.0
Total votes 67,527 100.0

Libertarian primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Michael G. Lucero 608 100.0
Total votes 608 100.0

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Stephanie Garcia
Richard (D)
Pat
Lyons (R)
Michael
Lucero (L)
Undecided
Carroll Strategies October 29, 2018 1,200 ± 2.8% 45% 49% 3% 3%
Carroll Strategies June 15–16, 2018 1,199 ± 2.8% 44% 41% 5% 9%

Results[edit]

New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephanie Garcia Richard 352,335 51.1
Republican Pat Lyons 297,379 43.1
Libertarian Michael G. Lucero 39,791 5.8
Total votes 689,505 100.0
Democratic gain from Libertarian

Public Regulation Commission[edit]

Three of the five seats on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission will be up for election.

District 2 Republican incumbent Pat Lyons did not run for re-election in order to run for Commissioner of Public Lands.[14]

District 4 Democratic incumbent Lynda Lovejoy and District 5 Democratic incumbent Sandy R. Jones were eligible to run for re-election.

Public Education Commission[edit]

Five of the ten seats on the New Mexico Public Education Commission were up for election.

District 2 incumbent Republican Millie Pogna, District 3 incumbent Democrat Carmie Lynn Toulouse, District 5 incumbent Democrat James F. Conyers, District 6 incumbent Democrat Gilbert Peralta, and District 7 incumbent Democrat Patricia Gipson were eligible to run for re-election.

New Mexico House of Representatives[edit]

In 2018, all 70 seats in the New Mexico House of Representatives were up for election in 2018. Democrats have a majority in the chamber heading into the election. On election day 2018, Democrats hold 38 seats and Republicans hold 32 seats. To re-claim control, Republicans needed to net 4 seats from Democrats.

Democrats increased their majority by flipping 9 seats from Republican control. Following the 2018 election, Democrats held a 47 to 23 seat advantage over Republicans.

New Mexico State Senate[edit]

The New Mexico State Senate only holds regularly-scheduled elections every four years; therefore, no State Senate seats are up for election in 2018, but all 42 will be in 2020.

United States Senate[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich was re-elected to a second term.[15]

United States Senate election in New Mexico, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martin Heinrich (incumbent) 376,998 54.1
Republican Mick Rich 212,813 30.5
Libertarian Gary Johnson 107,201 15.4
Total votes 697,012 100.0
Democratic hold

United States House of Representatives[edit]

All of New Mexico's three seats in the United States House of Representatives were up for election in 2018. Democrats maintained District 1 and District 3 as well as flipped District 2 from Republicans. This means that there were no Republicans representing New Mexico in the federal government following the 2018 election.

District 1[edit]

District 1 General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deb Haaland 147,336 59.13
Republican Janice Arnold-Jones 90,507 36.32
Libertarian Lloyd Princeton 11,319 4.54
Total votes 249,162 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

District 2 General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xochitl Torres Small 101,489 50.93
Republican Yvette Herrell 97,767 49.07
Total votes 199,256 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 3[edit]

District 3 General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Ray Luján (incumbent) 155,201 63.38
Republican Jerald Steve McFall 76,427 31.21
Libertarian Christopher Manning 13,265 5.42
Total votes 244,893 100.0
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terrell, Steve (May 16, 2017). "Balderas to seek re-election as AG, won't run for governor". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Grover, Hannah (October 31, 2017). "Immigration lawyer will challenge Attorney General Hector Balderas in 2018 election". Farmington Daily Times. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/three-dunns-running-for-new-mexico-s-libertarian-party-it/article_195f3f5f-c0bc-5cbe-b6fa-d548ec1de329.html
  4. ^ Reichbach, Matthew (June 20, 2017). "Toulouse Oliver will run for full term as SOS". New Mexico Political Report. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  5. ^ Nott, Robert. "GOP taps candidate for secretary of state after primary winner drops out". Santa Fe New Mexican. The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.abqjournal.com/1120753/attorney-to-vie-for-sec-of-state.html
  7. ^ a b c http://krwg.org/post/full-list-new-mexico-major-party-candidates
  8. ^ http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/election-coverage/41364-republican-arthur-l-castillo-announces-candidacy-for-new-mexico-state-treasurer
  9. ^ http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/legislature/governor-names-fellow-republican-as-state-auditor/article_05a2f2f2-d6c6-11e7-b87c-977ece00fc93.html
  10. ^ Chacón, Daniel J. (November 15, 2017). "First candidate enters race for open state auditor's seat". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  11. ^ Stelnicki, Tripp (November 15, 2017). "Los Alamos legislator joins land commissioner race after Powell bows out". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  12. ^ Boyd, Dan (August 8, 2017). "NM Sen. George Muñoz to run for state land boss". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  13. ^ Paskus, Laura (May 26, 2017). "VeneKlasen announces State Land Office run". New Mexico Political Report. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  14. ^ a b Boyd, Dan (July 26, 2017). "Ex-land commissioner plans to try and get his job back". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  15. ^ Coleman, Michael (November 10, 2016). "Who wants to be New Mexico's next governor?". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved November 10, 2016.

External links[edit]

Official Attorney General campaign websites
Official Secretary of State campaign websites
Official State Treasurer campaign websites
Official State Auditor campaign websites
Official Commissioner of Public Lands campaign websites
Official Public Regulation Commission district 2 campaign websites
Official Public Regulation Commission district 5 campaign websites