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Evelyn Madrid Erhard

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Evelyn Madrid Erhard
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Mexico, District 2
Bachelor'sNew Mexico State University
Master'sNew Mexico State University
Campaign website
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Evelyn Madrid Erhard was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of New Mexico. She holds a bachelor's in drama and a master's in speech and communication from New Mexico State University.[1]

She lost the election to incumbent Steve Pearce.[2]


Madrid Erhard has been a college communications professor and owner of a small folk-art business.[3]


Campaign themes


According to her website, Madrid Erhard's campaign platform included the following issues:[3]

  • Jobs
  • Education
  • Health care



See also: New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Madrid Erhard ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent New Mexico's 2nd District. She was unopposed in the June 5 Democratic primary and was defeated by Republican incumbent Steve Pearce in the November general election.

U.S. House, New Mexico District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Evelyn Madrid Erhard 40.9% 92,162
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Pearce Incumbent 59.1% 133,180
     Write-In Jack McGrann 0.1% 173
Total Votes 225,515
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors


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

Erhard was defeated by Steve Pearce in 2012. During that election cycle, Erhard's campaign committee raised a total of $85,256 and spent $80,075.[4]


Madrid Erhard is married to Tom.[1]

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