|New Mexico House of Representatives District 24|
|January 18, 2011-2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
The New Mexico House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 5.7 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 15 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were nine districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another six districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.
James earned his Ph.D. in Applied Engineering and Physics from Cornell University. His professional experience includes working as a research engineer for Sandia National Laboratories.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, James served on the following committees:
- Appropriations and Finance Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives
- Enrolling and Engrossing - B Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives
- Voters and Elections Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives
James' campaign website highlights the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Governments are afforded the power of taxation to provide the government with the means to keep an ordered society. Tax policy should not be used to redistribute wealth, choose economic winners and losers, or to engineer society. Taxes should be kept low, simple, broad, and predictable. Government spending should not be tied to tax revenue, but should instead be tied to need for services, inflation, and population growth."
- Excerpt: "Education is key to securing a bright future for our children, and vocational and academic training should both be a priority. School choice in the form of scholarships, tax credits, and charter schools is an important aspect of ensuring flexibility for meeting the needs of all families. Also, schools should focus on teaching traditional academic/vocational subjects and partner with community groups to address non-academic needs."
- Excerpt: "Regulation policies should be focused on protecting citizens and the environment and not used to punish/reward particular industries or micromanage the private market. I will continue to work to ensure that more energy is safely produced in New Mexico."
2014New Mexico House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Incumbent Elizabeth L. Thomson was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Conrad James was unopposed in the Republican primary. James defeated Thomson in the general election.
The New Mexico House of Representatives was a battleground chamber that Ballotpedia identified as having the opportunity to switch partisan control in 2014. The New Mexico House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats. District 24 in the House had been identified by Ballotpedia, the New Mexico Telegram and Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC) as a battleground district that would be key in determining control of the New Mexico House of Representatives. The RLCC announced in July that District 24 was apart of the organizations "14 in '14 Races to Watch." The organization was expected to spend a large amount of money to influence the election. In 2014, incumbent Thomson was defeated by former house member Conrad James (R), who she defeated in 2012 by less than 300 votes.
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Elizabeth L. Thomson Incumbent||47.9%||3,910|
|Source: sos.state.nm.us Results are as of 1:41 pm with 27 of 27 precincts fully reporting.|
James ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary and was defeated by Elizabeth L. Thomson in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 24, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Elizabeth L. Thomson||51.1%||6,562|
|Republican||Conrad James Incumbent||48.9%||6,292|
James was elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives on November 2, 2010. James ran unopposed in the June 1 Republican primary, receiving 1,928 votes, and unopposed in the general election.
|New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 24 (2010)|
|Conrad James (R)||6,361||100%|
In 2010, James raised a total of $13,536.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|New Mexico Realtors Association||$500|
|Chama River Restaurant||$475|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Conrad + James + New + Mexico + House
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- New Mexico House of Representatives
- New Mexico State Legislature
- New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014
- New Mexico House of Representatives District 24
- Official campaign website
- Conrad James on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- New Mexico Secretary of State, 2014 Primary Election Candidate List
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Santa Fe New Mexican biography (dead link)
- Vote for Conrad James, "Conrad on the Issues," accessed September 15, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Results Primary Election - June 3, 2014," accessed July 7, 2014
- New Mexico State Legislature, "2014 Primary Election Candidates," accessed May 13, 2014
- Republican Legislative Campaign Committee, "The RLCC's 2014 Path to Victory," September 2, 2014
- New Mexico Telegram, "Battle for the state House will center on ten districts," September 2, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," accessed May 12, 2014(Archived)
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2010 General Election results," accessed May 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed May 14, 2014
Janice Arnold-Jones (R)
|New Mexico House of Representatives - District 24
| Succeeded by|
Elizabeth L. Thomson (D)