|New Mexico House of Representatives District 51|
|January 18, 2011-Present|
|December 31, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Real Estate Invesment|
The morning after the primary, the outcome was not immediately clear, though Herrell appeared even then to have effected an upset over Vaughn, a result considered by race watchers to be a surprise.
Herrell has owned several businesses, including Alamo Earthwork and Paving and Holiday Kennels. She is now self-employed, puchasing real estate contracts and investment property. Prior to deciding to run for office, she worked as a legislative assistant for two Republican members of New Mexico's House, Dianne M. Hamilton and Nora Espinoza.
In announcing her entry into the race on March 23, 2010, Herrell said, "Many recognize the problems we are facing in New Mexico. I wholeheartedly believe that with the upcoming elections, we have the opportunity to correct some of these issues and rebuild a state government that residents can once again believe in."
Ahead of the primaries, she spoke of her positions on key issues, saying she strongly favors legally restricting marriage to heterosexual couples, feels the progressive mood of the voters in 2008 is dangerous for the nation, and intends to focus her campaign on minimizing government involvement in the family and in businesses.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Herrell served on the following committees:
|New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Industry|
|• Health, Government and Indian Affairs|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Herrell served on the following committees:
|New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Business and Industry|
|• Enrolling and Engrossing - B|
|• Health and Government Affairs|
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 51, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Yvette Herrell Incumbent||100%||7,750|
|New Mexico House of Representatives General Election, District 51, 2010|
Herrell defeated incumbent Gloria Vaughn in the June 1 primary. Herrell received 846 votes while Vaughn received 714.
|New Mexico State House, District 51, 2010|
|Gloria Vaughn Incumbent||45.8%||714|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Herrell raised a total of $32,427 in campaign funds.
Her four largest campaign contributors in 2010 were:
|Progress New Mexico||$4,000|
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- House website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
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- ↑ New Mexico Secretary of State, "Canvass of Returns of Primary Election Held on June 1, 2010 – State of New Mexico", accessed September 10, 2010
- ↑ Primary voters oust two incumbents
- ↑ New Mexico Independent, "Roundhouse Dems have more to lose in November", June 3, 2010
- ↑ Santa Fe New Mexican biography
- ↑ Alamogordo Daily News, "Yvette Herrell throws her hat in the District 51 ring", March 23, 2010
- ↑ New Mexico Secretary of State, Official Primary Results
- ↑ New Mexico Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List," Accessed March 23, 2012
- ↑ North Dakota 2010 General Election Results
- ↑ 2010 campaign contributions
Gloria Vaughn (R)
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