|New Mexico Secretary of State|
|2011 - Present|
|Years in position||3|
|Predecessor||Mary Herrera (D)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
| New Mexico State Senate|
|Otero County Clerk|
|High school||Tularosa High School (1973)|
|Other||Attended, New Mexico State University|
|Place of birth||Tulaosa, New Mexico|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Recent news
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
- 8 References
Duran began her political career as a Deputy County Clerk. From 1988 to 1992 she served as Otero Country Clerk. In 1993 she became a member of the New Mexico State Senate, where she stayed until 2010 when she won election as Secretary of State.
- Tularosa High School (1973)
- Attended, New Mexico State University
Secretary of State (2011 – present)
Duran has served as New Mexico Secretary of State since 2011.
On February 9, 2010, she announced her candidacy for the statewide office of secretary of state, challenging Democratic incumbent Mary Herrera for the position. On November 2, 2010, Duran became the first Republican in 80 years to win the New Mexico Secretary of State race, with 57.7% of the vote to incumbent Mary Herrera's 42.3%.
Lawsuit over independent primary voters
Duran declined to defend state election laws restricting primary voting rights for independent voters following a legal challenge filed on June 3, 2014. David Crum brought the lawsuit against Bernalillo County and state election officials to challenge a state law that prevents voters who decline to state party preferences from voting in primaries. The goal of Crum's legal challenge is to allow independent voters to select from Democratic or Republican party candidates during primary elections. Attorney General Gary King filed a motion to intervene on behalf of the state in late July, citing the need to defend the constitutionality of state election laws. According to a report from KRWG TV/FM, 240,741 voters were registered as declined to state (DTS) or independent as of July 28, 2014.
New Mexico State Senate (1993 – 2011)
Duran represented District 40 in the New Mexico State Senate from 1993 to 2011.
|Secretary of State of New Mexico, 2014|
|Republican||Dianna Duran Incumbent||51.6%||262,117|
|Democratic||Maggie Toulouse Oliver||48.4%||245,508|
|Election Results via New Mexico Secretary of State.|
Duran received the endorsement of the Association of Commerce and Industry.
- Dianna Duran ran unopposed in this contest
|New Mexico Secretary of State, 2010|
|Republican||Dianna J. Duran||57.4%||341,915|
|Election Results Via: New Mexico Secretary of State|
- See also: New Mexico State Senate elections, 2008
- 2008 Race for New Mexico State Senate, District 40 - Republican Primary and General Election
- Dianna Duran ran unopposed in both contests
Comprehensive donor information for Duran is available dating back to 1992. Based on available campaign finance records, Duran raised a total of $281,721 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 21, 2013.
Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Dianna Duran's donors each year. Click [show] for more information.
|Dianna Duran's Campaign Contributions|
New Mexico Secretary of State
New Mexico State Senate
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$165,398||$0|
|Top 5 contributors||New Mexico Republican Party||$50,000||New Mexico Realtors Association||$1,250|
|Mack Energy||$7,500||Mescalero Apache Tribe|
Pueblo of Isleta
|Foster Friess||$5,000||Select Milk Producers|
New Mexico Outsourcing Inc
|Bank Consultants Inc||$5,000||Independent Insurance Agents of New Mexico|
Medco Health Solutions
|Yates Petroleum||$5,000||New Mexico Healthcare Association||$450|
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- 2014 campaign website
- Dianna Duran's Facebook profile
- Dianna Duran's Twitter account
- Campaign contributions: 1992, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 (Senate), 2010 (SOS), 2012
- Project Vote Smart - Dianna Duran biography
- Albuquerque Journal, "Duran First Republican in Post Since 1930," November 3, 2010
- New Mexico Secretary of State, " Biography," accessed August 8, 2013
- Project Vote Smart, "Secretary Dianna J. Duran's Biography," accessed January 18, 2013
- The New Mexico Independent, "Sen. Dianna Duran to run for Secretary of State," February 9, 2010
- New Mexico Watchdog, "GOP wins NM Secretary of State race for the first time in 80 years," November 3, 2010
- KRWG, "New Mexico Secretary of State Refuses To Defend Closed Primaries; King Steps In," July 28, 2014
- New Mexico Legislature, "List of Standing Committees," accessed December 18, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Candidate Portal," accessed February 4, 2014
- Dianna Duran for Secretary of State, "Home," accessed September 16, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed December 18, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2010 General Election Results," accessed December 18, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2008 General election results," accessed May 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Dianna Duran," accessed May 21, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
Mary Herrera (D)
|New Mexico Secretary of State
| Succeeded by|
|New Mexico Senate - District 40
| Succeeded by|
Bill Burt (R)