Political party strength in New Mexico
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- Lieutenant Governor
- Secretary of State
- Attorney General
- State Auditor
- State Treasurer
- Commissioner of Public Lands
The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:
- State Senate
- State House of Representatives
- State delegation to the U.S. Senate
- State delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives
For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.
|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|
|1851||James S. Calhoun (W)|
|1852||William Carr Lane (W)|
|1853||David Meriwether (D)|
|1857||Abraham Rencher (D)|
|1861||Henry Connelly (R)|
|1866||Robert Byington Mitchell (D)|
|1869||William Anderson Pile (R)|
|1871||Marsh Giddings (R)|
|1875||Samuel Beach Axtell (R)|
|1878||Lew Wallace (R)|
|1881||Lionel Allen Sheldon (R)|
|1885||Edmund G. Ross (D)|
|1889||L. Bradford Prince (R)|
|1893||William Taylor Thornton (D)|
|1897||Miguel Antonio Otero (R)|
|1906||Herbert James Hagerman (R)|
|1907||George Curry (R)|
|1910||William J. Mills (R)|
|1912||William C. McDonald (D)||Ezequiel Cabeza De Baca (D)||16R, 7D, 1 Other||30R, 16D, 3 Other||Thomas B. Catron (R)||Albert B. Fall (R) ||Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D)|
|1915||33R, 14D, 2 Other|
|1917||Ezequiel C. de Baca (D)||Washington E. Lindsey (R)||14R, 10D||30R, 19D|
|Washington E. Lindsey (R)||Andrieus A. Jones (D) |
|1919||Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo (R)||14R, 10D||30R, 19D|
|1920||Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R)|
|1921||Merritt C. Mechem (R)||Holm O. Bursum (R) |
|1923||James F. Hinkle (D)||Soledad C. Chacon (D)||Milton J. Helmick (D)||33D, 16R|
|1924||Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R)|
|1925||Arthur T. Hannett (D)||Edwin B. Swope (D)||13R, 11D||28D, 21R||Sam G. Bratton (D) |
|1927||Richard C. Dillon (R)||28D, 21R||Bronson M. Cutting (R)|
|Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo (R)||Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R)|
|1929||18R, 6D||37R, 12D|
|Bronson M. Cutting (R)|
|1931||Arthur Seligman (D)||Andrew W. Hockenhull (D)||James F. Hinkle (D)||16R, 8D||28D, 21R|
|1932||Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D)|
|1933||Andrew W. Hockenhull (D)||Clinton P. Anderson (D)||20D, 4R||41D, 8R||Carl Hatch (D) |
|1935||Clyde Tingley (D)||18D, 6R||37D, 12R||Dennis Chavez (D)|
|1937||23D, 1R||47D, 2R|
|1939||John E. Miles (D)||42D, 7R|
|1940||Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D)|
|1941||21D, 3R||40D, 9R|
|1943||John J. Dempsey (D)||Cecilia T. Cleveland (D)||33D, 16R||2D|
|1944||Clyde P. McCulloh (D) ||Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D)|
|1945||John E. Miles (D)||18D, 6R||30D, 19R|
|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)||19D, 5R||36D, 13R||Clinton P. Anderson (D)|
|1951||Edwin L. Mechem (R)||Tibo J. Chavéz (D)||Beatrice Roach Gottlieb (D)||Robert D. Castner (D)||18D, 6R||46D, 9R|
|1952||Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon (R)|
|1953||Richard H. Robinson (D)||E.S. Johnny Walker (D)||22D, 9R||28R, 27D|
|1955||John F. Simms (D)||Joseph Montoya (D)||Natalie Smith Buck (D)||J.D. Hannah (D) ||23D, 9R||51D, 4R|
|1957||Edwin L. Mechem (R)||Fred M. Standley (D)||Ben Chavez (R) ||Murray E. Morgan (D)||24D, 8R||43D, 23R|
|1959||John Burroughs (D)||Ed V. Mead (D)||Betty Fiorina (D)||Frank B. Zinn (D) ||Robert D. Castner (D)||Joe Callaway (D)||60D, 6R|
|1960||Hilton A. Dickson Jr.||John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (D)|
|1961||Edwin L. Mechem (R)||Tom Bolack (R)||Earl E. Hartley (D)||E.S. Johnny Walker (D)||28D, 4R||59D, 7R|
|1962||Tom Bolack (R)||Vacant|
|1963||Jack M. Campbell (D)||Mack Easley (D) ||Alberta Miller (D)||Alex J. Armijo (D)||Joseph B. Grant (D)||55D, 11R||Edwin L. Mechem (R)|
|1964||Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D)|
|1965||Boston E. Witt (D)||Guyton B. Hays (D)||59D, 18R||Joseph Montoya (D)|
|1967||David F. Cargo (R)||E. Lee Francis (R)||Ernestine Duràn Evans (D)||Harold G. Thompson (R)||H.E. Thomas Jr. (R) ||25D, 17R||45D, 25R|
|1968||Merrill B. Johns (R) ||Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R)|
|1969||James A. Maloney (D)||Jesse D. Kornegay (D)||Alex J. Armijo (D)||44D, 26R||2R|
|1971||Bruce King (D)||Roberto Mondragon (D)||Betty Fiorina (D)||David L. Norvell (D)||Frank M. Olmstead (D)||28D, 14R||48D, 22R||1R, 1D|
|1973||30D, 12R||51D, 19R||Pete Domenici (R)|
|1975||Jerry Apodaca (D)||Robert Ferguson (D)||Ernestine Durán Evans||Toney Anaya (D)||Max R. Sanchez (D) ||Edward M. Murphy (D)||Phil R. Lucero (D)||29D, 13R||51D, 19R|
|1976||30D, 12R||Gerald R. Ford and Bob Dole (R)|
|1977||33D, 9R||48D, 22R||Harrison Schmitt (R)|
|1978||Alvino E. Castillo (D)|
|1979||Bruce King (D)||Roberto Mondragon (D)||Shirley Hooper (D)||Jeff Bingaman (D)||Jan Alan Hartkey (D)||Alex J. Armijo (D)||37 Coalition, 30D, 3R|
|1980||32D, 10R||Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R)|
|1981||22D, 20R||37 Coalition, 31D, 2R||2R|
|1983||Toney Anaya (D)||Mike Runnels (D)||Clara Padilla Jones (D)||Paul Bardacke (D)||Albert Romero (D)||Earl E. Hartley (D) ||Jim Baca (D)||46D, 24R||Jeff Bingaman (D)||2R, 1D|
|1985||25 Coalition, 17D||36 Coalition, 33D, 1R|
|1986||James B. Lewis (D) ||22R, 20D|
|23 Coalition, 18R, 1D|
|1987||Garrey Carruthers (R)||Jack L. Stahl (R)||Rebecca Vigil-Giron (D)||Hal Stratton (R)||Harroll H. Adams (D)||W.R. Humphries (R)||24 Coalition, 18R||47D, 23R|
|1988||23 Coalition, 16D, 3R||46D, 24R||George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R)|
|1989||26D, 16R||45D, 25R|
|1991||Bruce King (D)||Casey Luna (D)||Stephanie Gonzales (D)||Tom Udall (D)||Robert Vigil (D)||David W. King (D)||Jim Baca (D) ||26D, 16R||49D, 21R|
|1992||Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D)|
|1993||Ray Powell (D) ||27D, 15R||53D, 17R|
|1995||Gary Johnson (R)||Walter Bradley (R)||Michael A. Montoya (D)||46D, 24R|
|1997||25D, 17R||42D, 28R|
|1999||Rebecca Vigil-Giron (D)||Patricia A. Madrid (D)||Domingo Martinez (D)||40D, 30R|
|2000||Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D)|
|2001||21 Coalition, 21D||42D, 28R|
|2003||Bill Richardson (D)||Diane Denish (D)||Robert Vigil (D) ||Patrick H. Lyons (R)||24D, 18R||43D, 27R|
|2004||George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R)|
|2005||Douglas Brown (R)||42D, 28R|
|2007||Mary Herrera (D)||Gary King (D)||Hector Balderas (D)||James B. Lewis (D)|
|2008||Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D)|
|2009||23 Coalition, 19D||45D, 25R||Tom Udall (D)||3D|
|2011||Susana Martinez (R)||John Sanchez (R)||Dianna Duran (R)||Ray Powell (D)||36D, 33R, 1I||2D, 1R|
|2013||25D, 17R||38D, 32R||Martin Heinrich (D)|
|2015||Hector Balderas (D)||Tim Keller (D)||Tim Eichenberg (D)||Aubrey Dunn (R)||24D, 18R||37R, 33D|
|2016||Brad Winter (R)||38R, 32D|
|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|
- Governor of New Mexico Territory.
- 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.
- Resigned in 1852 to return to his native state of Georgia
- The territory broke into two and then three during Connelly's tenure due to the American Civil War and administrative problems.
- Suspended by the United States Secretary of the Interior for misconduct in 1878.
- Resigned in 1910 to become a framer in the New Mexico Constitutional Convention.
- Resigned, 1921
- Died in office.
- As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
- Died in office, 1927
- Bursum was appointed on March 11, 1921 after Fall resigned to become Secretary of the Interior
- Resigned in 1933 to become a Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
- Appointed to the Bratton vacancy in 1933 who had resigned to accept a Judicial Post
- McCulloh was appointed to the Chase vacancy by Governor Dempsey in 1944
- Resigned in April 1957, after being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
- Hannah died in the month of July 1957
- Chavez was appointed to the Hannah vacancy by Governor Mechem on August 12, 1957
- Resigned in 1959
- Appointed to the Zinn vacancy by Governor Burroughs in 1959
- Resigned in order to be appointed to the United States Senate by his successor.
- The Governor and Lt. Governor of a given political party have been elected as a team since November 1964
- Resigned, December 19, 1967
- Appointed by Governor Gargo in January 1978
- Resigned, April 11, 1978
- Appointed to the Sanchez vacancy by Governor Apodaca in April 1978.
- Coalition of 11 Democrats and 26 Republicans controlled the House Majority and elected a Democratic Speaker.
- Coalition of 10 Democrats and 27 Republicans controlled the House Majority and elected a Democratic Speaker.
- Resigned, November 1985
- Coalition of 8 Democrats and 15 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority.
- Coalition of 10 Democrats and 26 Republicans controlled the House Majority and elected a Democratic Speaker.
- Lewis was appointed on December 12, 1985 by Governor Anaya
- A Democrat switched parties to become a Republican.
- Coalition of 19 Democrats and 4 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority during a special session in September 1986.
- Coalition of 21 Democrats and 3 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority.
- Coalition of 5 Democrats and 18 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority.
- Resigned, May 19, 1993 to become U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director
- Appointed to the Baca vacancy by Bruce King on May 13, 1993
- Republican Steven Schiff died March 25, 1998.
- Coalition of 3 Democrats and 18 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority. The Lieutenant Governor broke the tie.
- Resigned, October 26, 2005
- Appointed by Governor Richardson on November 7, 2005.
- Coalition of 8 Democrats and 15 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority.
- Resigned October 22, 2015. 
- Sen. Phil Griego (D-39) resigned on March 14 over a scandal involving state building sale. A Republican, Ted Barela, was appointed to replace him on April 3.