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Lawrence Rael

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Lawrence Rael
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Governor of New Mexico
Former Candidate
High schoolBernalillo High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
Master'sUniversity of New Mexico
Place of birthSanta Fe, New Mexico
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Lawrence Rael was a Democratic candidate for Governor of New Mexico in the 2014 elections.[1]


Rael was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and grew up west of the city in the small town of Sile.[2]


  • High School: Bernalillo High School
  • BA: University of New Mexico
  • MPA: University of New Mexico[2]



See also: New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2014

Rael ran for election to the office of Governor of New Mexico. Rael lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Governor of New Mexico, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGary King 35% 43,918
Alan Webber 22.7% 28,406
Lawrence Rael 19.8% 24,878
Howie Morales 14.2% 17,863
Linda Lopez 8.2% 10,288
Mario Martinez 0% 16
Phillip Chavez 0% 2
Total Votes 125,371
Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.

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Rael and his wife have three children.[2]

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