New Mexico state executive official elections, 2014

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Seventeen state executive positions are up for election in 2014 in the state of New Mexico. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

In addition to candidate lists and election results, this page includes information about important dates, how the state's executive branch is organized, as well as links to articles about recent news in races across the state.

New Mexico is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3]

The following offices will be elected in 2014 in New Mexico:

Partisan breakdown

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds nine out of 17 executive seats in New Mexico, with one seat held by an independent and one seat vacant.

New Mexico State Executives -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 9 Pending
     Republican Party 6 Pending
     Independent 1 Pending
     Vacant 1 Pending
Total 17 17
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Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Governor Susana Martinez
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2015 Yes Republican Party Susana Martinez
Democratic Party Gary King
Pending Pending
Lieutenant Governor John A. Sanchez
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2015 Yes Republican Party John Sanchez
Democratic Party Debra Haaland
Pending Pending
Secretary of State Dianna Duran
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2015 Yes Republican Party Dianna Duran
Democratic Party Maggie Toulouse Oliver
Pending Pending
Attorney General Gary King
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20011 Running for Governor Republican Party Susan Riedel
Democratic Party Hector Balderas
Pending Pending
Treasurer James B. Lewis
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2006 Term-limited Republican Party Rick Lopez
Democratic Party Tim Eichenberg
Pending Pending
State Auditor Hector Balderas
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2006 Term-limited Republican Party Robert Aragon
Democratic PartyTim Keller
Pending Pending
Commissioner of Public Lands Ray Powell
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2015 Yes Republican Party Aubrey Dunn
Democratic Party Ray Powell
Pending Pending
Public Regulation Commission Ben L. Hall
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2015 Yes[4] Republican Party Ben L. Hall
Democratic Party Sandy Jones
Pending Pending
Public Regulation Commission Patrick H. Lyons
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2015 Yes[4] Republican Party Patrick H. Lyons
Pending Pending
Public Regulation Commission Theresa Becenti-Aguilar
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2014 Defeated in primary[4] Democratic Party Lynda Lovejoy
Pending Pending
Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Public Education Commission (District 1) Vacant N/A Democratic Party Eleanor Chavez
Pending Pending
Public Education Commission (District 2) Millie Pogna
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2010 Yes[4] Republican Party Millie Pogna
Pending Pending
Public Education Commission (District 3) Carmie Toulouse Yes[4] Democratic PartyCarmie Toulouse
Pending Pending
Public Education Commission (District 4) J. Tyson Parker
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2013 No[4] Democratic PartyKaryl Armbruster
Pending Pending
Public Education Commission (District 5) James Conyers Yes[4] Democratic PartyJames F. Conyers
Pending Pending
Public Education Commission (District 6) Gilbert Peralta
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2010 Yes[4] Democratic PartyGilbert Peralta
Pending Pending
Public Education Commission (District 7) Eugene Gant
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2010 No[4] Democratic PartyPatricia Gipson
Pending Pending


Governor

Republican primary

Republican PartyIncumbent Susana Martinez was uncontested in the primary.

Democratic primary

Governor of New Mexico, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGary King 35% 43,609
Howie Morales 14.3% 17,775
Alan Webber 22.6% 28,198
Lawrence Rael 19.8% 24,677
Linda Lopez 8.2% 10,233
Mario Martinez 0% 16
Phillip Chavez 0% 15
Total Votes 124,523
Election Results Via:New Mexico Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 99 precincts reporting.


Lieutenant Governor

Republican primary

Republican Party Incumbent John Sanchez was uncontested in the primary.

Democratic primary

Democratic Party Challenger Debra Haaland was uncontested in the primary.

Attorney General

Republican primary

Republican Party Susan Riedel was uncontested in the primary.

Democratic primary

Democratic Party Hector Balderas was uncontested in the primary.

Secretary of State

Republican primary

Republican Party Incumbent Dianna Duran was uncontested in the primary.

Democratic primary

Democratic Party Challenger Maggie Toulouse Oliver was uncontested in the primary.

Treasurer

Republican primary

Republican Party Rick Lopez was uncontested in the primary.

Democratic primary

New Mexico Treasurer, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Eichenberg 52.7% 59,241
John Wertheim 47.3% 53,175
Total Votes 112,416
Election Results Via:New Mexico Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 99 precincts reporting.

Auditor

Republican primary

Republican Party Robert Aragon was uncontested in the primary.

Democratic primary

Democratic Party Tim Keller was uncontested in the primary.

New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands

Republican primary

Republican Party Challenger Aubrey Dunn was uncontested in the primary.

Democratic primary

Democratic Party Incumbent Ray Powell was uncontested in the primary.

Public Regulation Commissioner

District 2

Republican primary

Republican Party Incumbent Patrick H. Lyons was uncontested in the primary.

Democratic primary

No Democratic candidates filed for the District 2 seat.

District 4

Republican primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 4 seat.

Democratic primary

New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner, District 4, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLynda Lovejoy 46.3% 9,807
Theresa Becenti-Aguilar Incumbent 32.3% 6,839
Edward Michael 21.5% 4,546
Total Votes 21,192
Election Results Via:New Mexico Secretary of State.

District 5

Republican primary

Republican Party Incumbent Ben L. Hall was uncontested in the primary.

Democratic primary

New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner, District 5, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Jones 50.3% 9,887
Merrie Soules 49.7% 9,756
Total Votes 19,643
Election Results Via:New Mexico Secretary of State.

Education Commissioner

District 1

Republican primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 1 seat.

Democratic primary

Democratic Party Eleanor Chavez was uncontested in the primary.

District 2

Republican primary

Republican Party Incumbent Millie Pogna was uncontested in the primary.

Democratic primary

No Democratic candidates filed for the District 2 seat.

District 3

Republican primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 3 seat.

Democratic primary

Democratic Party Carmie Toulouse was uncontested in the primary.

District 4

Republican primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 4 seat.

Democratic primary

Democratic Party Karyl Armbruster was uncontested in the primary.

District 5

Republican primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 5 seat.

Democratic primary

Democratic Party James Conyers was uncontested in the primary.

District 6

Republican primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 6 seat.

Democratic primary

Democratic Party Gilbert Peralta was uncontested in the primary.

District 7

Republican primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 7 seat.

Democratic primary

Republican Party Patricia Gipson was uncontested in the primary.

The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


Key deadlines

Deadline Event
March 11, 2014 Candidate filing deadline for primary
June 3, 2014 Primary election
June 26, 2014 Filing deadline for independent and minor party candidates
November 4, 2014 General election
November 25, 2014 State canvassing of election results

State executive organization

Executive officials in New Mexico are part of a three-pronged government structure that includes state legislators and state judges. The following chart details the relationship among different branches of New Mexico's state government:

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Ballotpedia reports

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See also

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References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
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