Roxanne Lara

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Roxanne Lara
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, New Mexico, District 2
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Eddy County Commissioner
Education
Bachelor'sNew Mexico State University
J.D.Texas Tech
Personal
Place of birthCarlsbad, New Mexico
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Campaign website
Roxanne "Rocky" Lara (b. in Carlsbad, New Mexico) was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of New Mexico.[1][2] She was defeated in the general election by incumbent Steve Pearce (R) on November 4, 2014.[3]

Lara is an attorney and a former Eddy County Commissioner. She left the commissioner's office in hopes of becoming chairwoman of the New Mexico Democratic Party. After failing to secure the chairwoman post, Lara decided to launch a campaign for Congress, seeking the 2nd District seat in the U.S. House, held by Republican Steve Pearce.[2]

Biography

Lara was born in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and raised in a blue collar household. Her father was a career laborer and school board member, while her mother was a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Lara attended New Mexico State University for her undergraduate studies and later graduated from Texas Tech with her Juris Doctor. She has used her law degree primarily to practice family law at a firm she founded and runs personally.

Following in her school board member father's footsteps, Lara decided to enter public service. She first served in political office as Eddy County Commissioner. After one term in the position, she opted not to seek re-election in order to run for New Mexico Democratic Party chair. Her pursuit of the party leadership post was ultimately unsuccessful, and she subsequently announced her bid for Congress.[2][4]

Elections

2014

See also: New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Lara ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New Mexico's 2nd District.[5] Lara ran uncontested for the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014.[6] She was defeated in the general election by incumbent Steve Pearce (R) on November 4, 2014.[3]

U.S. House, New Mexico District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Pearce Incumbent 64.5% 94,594
     Democratic Roxanne "Rocky" Lara 35.4% 51,974
     Republican Jack A. McGrann (write-in) 0% 50
Total Votes 146,618
Source: New Mexico Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

Endorsements

Lara received the following endorsements:

Jumpstart program

Lara was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Jumpstart program, which was designed to provide early support to top-tier Democratic challengers.[8]

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Lara's reports.[9]

Roxanne Lara (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
October Quarterly[10]October 15, 2013$0.00$101,684.77$(236.23)$101,448.54
Year-End[11]January 31, 2014$101,448.54$163,039.86$(37,446.42)$227,041.98
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$227,041.98$307,259.23$(90,068.33)$444,232.88
Running totals
$571,983.86$(127,750.98)


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