was a 2012 Democratic
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
to represent the 1st Congressional District
of New Mexico
. He lost in the primary.
Chavez was mayor of Albuquerque from 1991 to 2009. Prior to being elected mayor, he was elected to two terms in the New Mexico State Senate. He now serves on several advisory boards.
According to his website, Chavez's campaign platform included the following issues:
- Raising taxes on corporations and lowering taxes on small businesses
- Using technology to establish environmental sustainability
- Establishing marriage equality
- See also: New Mexico's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012
Chavez ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Mexico's 1st District. Chavez lost to Michelle Lujan Grisham in the June 5 Democratic primary.
|New Mexico's 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Michelle Lujan Grisham
| Eric Griego
| Marty Chavez
A poll has Chavez trailing Michelle Lujan Grisham and Eric Griego. The poll shows Griego leading among Hispanics, women, and liberals, while Grisham leads among men and Anglos.
As of May 2012, Eric Griego had raised $847,000, Chavez had raised $645,000, and Michelle Lujan Grisham had raised $597,000.
Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Chavez's reports.
|Marty Chavez Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2012||$217,624.89||$152,505.03||$(168,696.59)||$201,433.33|
Chavez was endorsed by former President Bill Clinton, actor Robert Redford, and former president of New Mexico's AFLCIO Jeep Gilliand, among others. A full list is available on his website.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Associated Press, "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," June 6, 2012
- ↑ Marty Chavez campaign website, "About," accessed May 26, 2012
- ↑ Marty Chavez campaign website, "Where I Stand," accessed May 26, 2012
- ↑ New Mexico Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- ↑ New Mexico Telegram, "Poll: Lujan Grisham slight lead over Griego, Heinrich big lead over Balderas," May 23, 2012
- ↑ The (New Mexico) Republic, "Democrat Eric Griego tops in pre-primary fundraising in NM 1st Congressional District," May 25, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "Candidate (H2NM01110) Summary Reports - 2011-2012 Cycle," accessed July 15, 2012
- ↑ Federal Election Commission, "New Mexicans for Marty Chavez April Quarterly," accessed July 15, 2012
- ↑ Marty Chavez campaign website, "Supporters," accessed May 26, 2012