Michelle Lujan Grisham
|Michelle Lujan Grisham|
|U.S. House, New Mexico, District 1|
| January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position ||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Commissioner, Bernalillo County|
|Bachelor's||University of New Mexico|
|J.D.||University of New Mexico|
|Birthday||Oct. 24, 1959|
|Place of birth||Los Alamos, New Mexico|
is a 2012 Democratic
member of the U.S. House, representing the 1st Congressional District
of New Mexico
Lujan Grisham is a Bernalillo County Commissioner and president of a health insurance consulting business. Previously, she was New Mexico's Department of Health.
According to her website, Lujan Grishman's campaign platform included the following issues:
- Creating jobs, specifically through improving infrastructure and green energy
- Supporting seniors, specifically through preserving Social Security and Medicare and tougher laws on scam artists
- Right to choose, specifically through defending Planned Parenthood and women's health legislation
Grisham serves on the following committees:
- See also: New Mexico's 1st congressional district elections, 2012
Lujan Grisham ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New Mexico's 1st District. She defeated Eric Griego and Marty Chavez in the June 5 Democratic primary.
|New Mexico's 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012
Michelle Lujan Grisham
| Eric Griego
| Marty Chavez
A poll put Lujan Grisham and Eric Griego neck and neck, with Marty Chavez trailing. The poll showed Griego leading among Hispanics, women, and liberals, while Grisham lead among men and Anglos.
As of May 2012, Eric Griego had raised $847,000, Marty Chavez had raised $645,000, and Lujan Grisham had raised $597,000.
Super PAC involvement
The Super PAC Progressive Kick spent $1,000 to oppose Lujan Grisham, while Super PAC Women Vote! spent $21,305 supporting her.
|Michelle Lujan Grisham vs Janice Arnold-Jones
||Arnold-Jones||Margin of Error||Sample 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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
Breakdown of the source of Grisham's campaign funds before the 2012 election.
Grisham won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Grisham's campaign committee raised a total of $1,754,730 and spent $1,745,037.
|U.S. House of Representatives, New Mexico's 1st Congressional District, 2012 - Michelle Lujan Grisham Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Opponent
|Total Spent by Opponent
|Top contributors to Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign committee|
|University of New Mexico||$13,800|
|Presbyterian Healthcare Services||$11,500|
|American Assn for Justice||$10,000|
|American Assn/Oral & Maxillofacial Surg||$10,000
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
- See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Grisham's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $251,005 to $699,999. That averages to $475,502, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874.
Lujan Grisham was endorsed by the National Women’s Political Caucus, Women's Campaign Fund, the Albuquerque Journal, New Mexico's firefighters union and the state pharmacists union, among others. A full list is available on her website.
- ↑ Politico "2012 House Race Results"
- ↑ Michelle Lujan Grisham campaign website "Meet Michelle," Accessed May 26, 2012
- ↑ Michelle Lujan Grisham campaign website "Issues," Accessed May 26, 2012
- ↑ CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- ↑ Associated Press "New Mexico - Summary Vote Results," June 6, 2012
- ↑ New Mexico Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
- ↑ New Mexico Telegram "Poll: Lujan Grisham slight lead over Griego, Heinrich big lead over Balderas," May 23, 2012
- ↑ The (New Mexico) Republic "Democrat Eric Griego tops in pre-primary fundraising in NM 1st Congressional District," May 25, 2012
- ↑ Huffington Post "HUFFPOST FUNDRACE -- Super PACs Concerned About Tone of Race," May 25, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets "Michelle Grisham 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 26, 2013
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org "Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), 2011," accessed February 19, 2013
- ↑ Michelle Lujan Grisham campaign website "Endorsements," Accessed May 26, 2012