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2010 Legislative Election Results

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New Mexico State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the New Mexico House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

New Mexico House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 45 37
     Republican Party 25 33
Total 70 70


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 65 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 7 incumbents lost, and thus 58 incumbents were re-elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 7 incumbent Democratic incumbent lost.
  • There will be 12 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 12, 1 is a Democrat and 11 are Republicans
  • Of the 70 seats up for election, 37 were won by Democrats and 33 by Republicans.
  • 38 candidates were unopposed, 19 Democrats and 17 Republicans.
  • Only 2 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election

Incumbency Analysis

Al Park, first elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives in 2000

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In New Mexico, 65 incumbents (92.9%) ran for re-election. Of these 65, 7 incumbent representatives were defeated. All 7 incumbents were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:


  1. Al Park
  2. Andrew Barreras
  3. Anna Crook
  4. Antonio Lujan
  5. Antonio Maestas
  6. Ben Lujan, Sr.
  7. Benjamin Rodefer
  8. Brian Egolf, Jr.
  9. Candy Spence Ezzell
  10. Danice Picraux
  11. Debbie Rodella
  12. Dennis Kintigh
  13. Dennis Roch
  14. Dianne Hamilton
  15. Don Tripp
  16. Dona Irwin
  17. Donald Bratton
  18. Edward Sandoval
  19. Eleanor Chavez
  20. Eliseo Alcon
  21. Ernest Chavez, Sr.
  22. Gail Chasey
  23. Henry Saavedra
  24. Jack Thomas
  25. James R.J. Strickler
  26. James Roger Madalena, Jr.
  27. James White (New Mexico)
  28. Jane Powdrell-Culbert
  29. Jeannette Wallace
  30. Jeff Steinborn
  31. Jim Trujillo
  32. Jimmie Hall (NM 28)
  33. John Heaton
  34. Joni Gutierrez
  35. Joseph Cervantes
  36. Karen Giannini
  37. Keith Gardner
  38. Lorenzo Larranaga
  39. Luciano Varela
  40. Mary Helen Garcia
  41. Miguel Garcia
  42. Mimi Stewart
  43. Nathan Cote
  44. Nick Salazar
  45. Nora Espinoza
  46. Patricia Lundstrom
  47. Paul Bandy
  48. Ray Begaye
  49. Rhonda Sue King
  50. Richard Vigil
  51. Rick Miera
  52. Roberto Gonzales
  53. Rodolpho Martinez
  54. Sandra Jeff
  55. Sheryl Williams Stapleton
  56. Shirley Tyler
  57. Thomas Anderson, New Mexico Representative
  58. Thomas Garcia
  59. Thomas Taylor
  60. W. Ken Martinez
  61. William Gray
  62. William O'Neill
  63. William Rehm
  64. Zachary Cook
Andrew Barreras, first elected to the state house in 2006, was defeated in 2010.

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Andrew Barreras
Benjamin RodeferDemocraticNew Mexico House of Representatives District 23
Jack ThomasDemocraticNew Mexico House of Representatives District 60
Jeff Steinborn
John HeatonDemocraticNew Mexico House of Representatives District 55
Karen GianniniDemocraticNew Mexico House of Representatives District 30
Nathan Cote

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Cathrynn Brown
David Chavez
David Doyle
Nathaniel Gentry
Ricky Little
Terry McMillan
Timothy Lewis

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In New Mexico, 12 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 12, 1 are Democrats and 11 are Republicans. In the 5 open seat contests, Republicans won 4 and Democrats 1. In total, New Mexico elected 70 representatives, 33 Republicans and 36 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the New Mexico House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Debbie Rodella was unopposed in the 2010 general election.

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In New Mexico, 38 candidates (54.3% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 39, 19 were Democrats and 17 were Republicans.

Dennis Roch was unopposed in the 2010 general election.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In New Mexico, 2 (1.9%) of the 105 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: