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Janice Arnold-Jones
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Mexico, District 1
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
New Mexico House of Representatives, 24th District
2003-2010
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Mexico
Personal
ProfessionIndustry manager
Websites
Campaign website
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Janice Arnold-Jones (b. March 20, 1952) was a 2012 candidate for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District. Formerly, she was a Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing the 24th District 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:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

Transparency

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. [1] 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]

Elections

2012

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

Arnold-Jones ran for the U.S. House in 2012.[4] 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.[5]

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"

2010

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[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

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]

Polls

Michelle Lujan Grisham vs Janice Arnold-Jones
Poll Grisham Arnold-JonesMargin of ErrorSample Size
ABQ Journal (October 30,2012)
51%36%+/---
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign donors

2012

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]

2008

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]

Personal

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

See also

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Buffett
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 24
2003–2010
Succeeded by
Conrad James (R)