Marty Chavez

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Marty Chavez
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New Mexico, District 1
Campaign website
Marty Chavez 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.[1]


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.[2]


Campaign themes


According to his website, Chavez's campaign platform included the following issues[3]:

  • 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.[1][4]

New Mexico's 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichelle Lujan Grisham 40.1% 19,111
Eric Griego 35% 16,702
Marty Chavez 24.9% 11,895
Total Votes 47,708


A poll has Chavez trailing Michelle Lujan Grisham and Eric Griego.[5] The poll shows Griego leading among Hispanics, women, and liberals, while Grisham leads among men and Anglos.

Campaign funding

As of May 2012, Eric Griego had raised $847,000, Chavez had raised $645,000, and Michelle Lujan Grisham had raised $597,000.[6]

Campaign donors


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.[7]

Marty Chavez Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2012$217,624.89$152,505.03$(168,696.59)$201,433.33
Running totals



Chavez was endorsed by former President Bill Clinton, actor Robert Redford, and former president of New Mexico's AFLCIO Jeep Gilliand, among others.[9] A full list is available on his website.

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