Jefferson Byrd

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Jefferson Byrd
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, New Mexico, District 3
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Jefferson L. "Jeff" Byrd was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of New Mexico.[1] He was defeated in the general election by incumbent Ben Ray Lujan (D) on November 4, 2014.[2]

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.[3]

Biography

Byrd manages his family's ranch. He previously worked as a project engineer.[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

According to his website, Byrd's campaign platform included the following issues[5]:

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

Elections

2014

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

Byrd ran 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.[6] He was defeated in the general election by incumbent Ben Ray Lujan (D) on November 4, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, New Mexico District 3 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Ray Lujan Incumbent 61.5% 113,249
     Republican Jefferson Byrd 38.4% 70,775
     Write-in (R) Thomas F. Hook (write-in) 0% 52
Total Votes 184,076
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State

2012

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.[7]

While Byrd and Newton agreed on many issues, Byrd supported Social Security privatization while Newton did not.[8] Newton wanted a national sales tax, in contrast to Byrd's preference for a flat income tax rate.[9][10]

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

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Byrd's reports.[11]

Jefferson Byrd (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 11, 2013$170.81$0.00$(17.17)$153.64
July Quarterly[13]October 6, 2013$164.48$260.00$(11.79)$412.69
October Quarterly[14]October 6, 2013$412.69$250.00$(11.25)$651.44
Year-End[15]January 7, 2014$651.44$690.00$(613.20)$728.24
April Quarterly[16]April 14, 2014$778.24$4,331.85$(1,665.33)$3,444.76
Running totals
$5,531.85$(2,318.74)

2012

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.[17]

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