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Janice Arnold-Jones

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Janice Arnold-Jones
Candidate for
U.S. House, New Mexico, District 1
Prior offices
New Mexico House of Representatives, District 24
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
ProfessionIndustry manager
Janice Arnold-Jones (b. March 20, 1952) was a 2012 candidate for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District.

She served in the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 24 from 2003 to 2010. She was a candidate for Governor of New Mexico in 2010.

Committee assignments

While a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, Arnold-Jones served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


According to her website, some of Arnold-Jones's campaign priorities were:[1]

  • Jobs & The Economy -- changing regulations
  • Government Spending & Debt -- ending bailouts
  • Energy -- drilling domestically
  • Foundational Issues -- covering gun ownership and marriage
  • Social Security -- maintaining funding for the program
  • National Security -- funding military bases and missions


In January 2009, Arnold-Jones set up a website to stream live video and audio over the Internet from the two committees she served on: Taxation and Revenue and Voters and Elections.[2]

She received the Lights of Liberty award from the Rio Grande Foundation, a New Mexico think tank, for spearheading the use of webcams in the New Mexico legislature. She won the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government's 2010 William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award for her efforts to force the Legislature to webcast its proceedings.[3]



See also: New Mexico's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Arnold-Jones ran for the U.S. House in 2012. She was unopposed in the June 5, 2012, Republican primary and was defeated by Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[4]

U.S. House, New Mexico District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Lujan Grisham 59.1% 162,924
     Republican Janice Arnold-Jones 40.8% 112,473
     Write-In Jeanne Pahls 0.2% 459
Total Votes 275,856
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


See also: New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Arnold-Jones did not seek re-election to the 24th District in 2010. She instead ran for governor, losing in the primary.

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary[5][6]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpgSusana Martinez (R) 50.71%
Allen Weh (R) 27.58%
Doug Turner (R) 11.56%
Pete V. Dominici, Jr. (R) 7.06%
Janice Arnold-Jones (R) 3.06%
Total votes 122,269


See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Arnold-Jones won re-election to the 24th District Seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives. Arnold-Jones had no challenger.[7]


Michelle Lujan Grisham vs Janice Arnold-Jones
Poll Grisham Arnold-JonesMargin of ErrorSample Size
ABQ Journal (October 30,2012)
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Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Arnold-Jones' campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Arnold-Jones was defeated by Michelle Lujan Grisham in 2012. During that election cycle, Arnold-Jones' campaign committee raised a total of $573,425 and spent $573,425.[8]


In 2008, Arnold-Jones collected $15,685 in donations.[9]

Her largest contributor was the New Mexico Realtors Association, donating $1,250 to her campaign.

Gubernatorial campaign

Janice Arnold-Jones launched her campaign for governor on August 30, 2010, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

She won a straw poll taken at the monthly meeting of the Quay County Republican Party on March 9, 2010.[10]


Arnold-Jones is married with two children.[11]

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Buffett
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 24
Succeeded by
Conrad James (R)