Jefferson Byrd

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Jefferson Byrd
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Mexico, District 3
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Jefferson L. "Jeff" Byrd is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of New Mexico.[1]

Byrd was previously a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of New Mexico. He lost to incumbent Ben Ray Lujan.[2]


Byrd manages his family's ranch. He previously worked as a project engineer.[3]


Campaign themes


According to his website, Byrd's campaign platform included the following issues[4]:

  • Obamacare repeal
  • Flat tax or fair tax
  • Balanced budget



See also: New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Byrd is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New Mexico's 3rd District. Byrd ran uncontested for the Republican nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014.[5] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


See also: New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Byrd ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Mexico's 3rd District. He defeated Rick Newton in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary.[6]

While Byrd and Newton agreed on many issues, Byrd supported Social Security privatization while Newton did not.[7] Newton wanted a national sales tax, in contrast to Byrd's preference for a flat income tax rate.[8][9]

U.S. House, New Mexico District 3 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Ray Lujan Incumbent 63.1% 167,103
     Republican Jeff Byrd 36.9% 97,616
Total Votes 264,719
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, New Mexico District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Byrd 53.5% 13,055
Rick Newton 46.5% 11,340
Total Votes 24,395

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Byrd's reports.[10]

Jefferson Byrd (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 11, 2013$170.81$0.00$(17.17)$153.64
July Quarterly[12]October 6, 2013$164.48$260.00$(11.79)$412.69
October Quarterly[13]October 6, 2013$412.69$250.00$(11.25)$651.44
Year-End[14]January 7, 2014$651.44$690.00$(613.20)$728.24
April Quarterly[15]April 14, 2014$778.24$4,331.85$(1,665.33)$3,444.76
Running totals


Breakdown of the source of Byrd's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Byrd was defeated by Ben Ray Lujan in 2012. During that election cycle, Byrd's campaign committee raised a total of $94,587 and spent $94,922.[16]

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