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Nine incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 61 (87.1%) of the current 70 incumbents are running for re-election.  A list of those incumbents, five Republicans and four Democrats, can be found [[New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014#Incumbents retiring|above]].
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Ten incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 60 (85.7%) of the current 70 incumbents are running for re-election.  A list of those incumbents, five Republicans and five Democrats, can be found [[New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014#Incumbents retiring|above]].
  
 
==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==

Revision as of 18:50, 22 April 2014


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New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

New Mexico House of Representatives
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Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014.

The New Mexico House of Representatives is one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a battleground chamber. The New Mexico House has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 5.7 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 15 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were nine districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another six districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Incumbents retiring

A total of ten incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Thomas Taylor Ends.png Republican House District 01
Sandra Jeff Electiondot.png Democratic House District 05
Rick Miera Electiondot.png Democratic House District 11
Ernest Chavez, Sr. Electiondot.png Democratic House District 12
Edward Sandoval Electiondot.png Democratic House District 17
James White Ends.png Republican House District 20
Nathan Cote Electiondot.png Democratic House District 53
William Gray Ends.png Republican House District 54
Donald Bratton Ends.png Republican House District 62
Anna Crook Ends.png Republican House District 64

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the New Mexico House of Representatives:

New Mexico House of Representatives
Party As of October 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 37 Pending
     Republican Party 33 Pending
Total 70 70

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 37 (53%) of the 70 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 22 Democrats and 15 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 33 (47.1%) of the 70 districts up for election. Nine of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from zero to five percent. Six other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of five to ten percent. Those districts are:

Competitive

  • District 7: Incumbent Kelly K. Fajardo is unopposed in the Republican primary. Andrew Barreras will face Teresa K.E. Smith De Cherif in the Democratic primary. The winner of that contest will go on to face incumbent Kelly Fajardo (R) in the general election. Fajardo won the general election by a margin of victory of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 15: Incumbent Emily A. Kane (D) will face off against Sarah Maestas Barnes (R) in the general election. Kane won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 23: Incumbent Paul Pacheco (R) will face off against Catherine Begaye (D) in the general election. Pacheco won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.57 percent in 2012.
  • District 24: Incumbent Elizabeth L. Thomson (D) will face off against Conrad James (R) in the general election. Thomson won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 29: Incumbent Thomas Anderson will face David Edward Adkins in the Republican primary. The winner of that contest will face Ronnie Martinez (D) in the general election. Anderson won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 36: Incumbent Phillip M. Archuleta (D) will face off against Andrew Nunez (R) in the general election. Archuleta won the general election by a margin of victory of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 37: Incumbent Terry McMillan (R) will face off against Joanne J. Ferrary (D) in the general election. McMillan won the general election by a margin of victory of 0.1 percent in 2012.
  • District 39: Incumbent Rodolpho Martinez (D) will face off against John L. Zimmerman (R) in the general election. Martinez won the general election by a margin of victory of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 43: Incumbent Stephanie Richard is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Vincent Chiravalle will face Geoff Rodgers in the Republican primary. Richard won the general election by a margin of victory of 2 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive

  • District 8: Incumbent Alonzo Baldonado is unopposed in the Republican primary. Frank A. Otero will face Jim Danner in the Democratic primary. Baldonado won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 30: Incumbent Nathaniel Gentry (R) will face off against Robert M. Coffey (D) in the general election. Gentry won the general election by a margin of victory of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 38: Incumbent Dianne Hamilton (R) will face off against Terry Fortenberry (D) in the general election. Hamilton won the general election by a margin of victory of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 53: Ricky Little (R) will face off against Mariaelena Johnson (D) in the general election. Incumbent Nathan Cote (D) won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 57: Incumbent Jason Harper (R) will face off against Donna I. Tillman (D) in the general election. Harper won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.

Previously mildly competitive, now unopposed

  • District 68: Incumbent Monica Youngblood (R) is unchallenged in the primary and general elections. She won the seat after defeating Eloise Gift (D) by a margin of 10 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 10 incumbents will face primary competition on June 3. Ten incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 50 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state representatives facing primary competition include:

Retiring incumbents

Ten incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 60 (85.7%) of the current 70 incumbents are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, five Republicans and five Democrats, can be found above.

Qualifications

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Article 4, Section 3 of the New Mexico Constitution states: Senators shall not be less than twenty-five years of age and representatives not less than twenty-one years of age at the time of their election. If any senator or representative permanently removes his residence from or maintains :No Residence in the district from which he was elected, then he shall be deemed to have resigned and his successor shall be selected as provided in Section 4 of this article. No person shall be eligible to serve in the legislature who, at the time of qualifying, holds any office of trust or profit with the state, county or national governments, except notaries public and officers of the militia who receive no salary.

List of candidates

District 1

Note: Incumbent Thomas Taylor (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 2

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 3

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Paul Bandy- Incumbent Bandy was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 4

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
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District 5

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Note: Incumbent Sandra Jeff was removed from the ballot on April 21, 2014.[1]
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 6

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Eliseo Alcon- Incumbent Alcon was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 7

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
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District 8

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Alonzo Baldonado- Incumbent Baldonado was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 9

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 10

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 11

Note: Incumbent Rick Miera (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 12

Note: Incumbent Ernest Chavez, Sr. (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 13

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 14

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Miguel Garcia- Incumbent Garcia was first elected to the chamber in 1996.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 15

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Emily A. Kane- Incumbent Kane was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 16

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Antonio Maestas- Incumbent Maestas was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 17

Note: Incumbent Edward Sandoval (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 18

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Gail Chasey- Incumbent Chasey was first elected to the chamber in 1996.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 19

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 20

Note: Incumbent James White (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 21

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mimi Stewart- Incumbent Stewart was first elected to the chamber in 1994.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 22

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • James Smith- Incumbent Smith was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 23

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Paul Pacheco- Incumbent Pacheco was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 24

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
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District 25

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 26

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Georgene Louis- Incumbent Louis was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 27

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 28

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jimmie Hall- Incumbent Hall was first elected to the chamber in 2004.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 29

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 30

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 31

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • William Rehm- Incumbent Rehm was first appointed to the chamber in 2007.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 32

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Dona Irwin- Incumbent Irwin was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 33

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Bill McCamley- Incumbent McCamley was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 34

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 35

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jeff Steinborn- Incumbent Steinborn was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 36

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
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District 37

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Terry McMillan- Incumbent McMillan was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 38

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dianne Hamilton- Incumbent Hamilton was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 39

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 40

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 41

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Debbie Rodella- Incumbent Rodella was first elected to the chamber in 1992.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 42

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Roberto Gonzales- Incumbent Gonzales was first elected to the chamber in 1994.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 43

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
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District 44

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 45

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jim Trujillo- Incumbent Trujillo was first appointed to the chamber in 2003.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 46

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 47

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 48

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Luciano Varela- Incumbent Varela was first elected to the chamber in 1986.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 49

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Don Tripp- Incumbent Tripp was first elected to the chamber in 1998.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 50

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Vickie Perea- Incumbent Perea was first appointed to the chamber on November 1, 2013.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 51

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Yvette Herrell- Incumbent Herrell was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 52

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 53

Note: Incumbent Nathan Cote (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
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November 4 General election candidates:

District 54

Note: Incumbent William Gray (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 55

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Cathrynn Brown- Incumbent Brown was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 56

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 57

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jason Harper- Incumbent Harper was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 58

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 59

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Nora Espinoza- Incumbent Espinoza was first elected to the chamber in 2006.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 60

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Timothy Lewis- Incumbent Lewis was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 61

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 62

Note: Incumbent Donald Bratton (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 63

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • George Dodge- Incumbent Dodge was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 64

Note: Incumbent Anna Crook (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 65

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 66

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bob Wooley- Incumbent Wooley was first appointed to the chamber in January 2011 .
November 4 General election candidates:

District 67

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dennis Roch- Incumbent Roch was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 68

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
November 4 General election candidates:

District 69

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 70

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed for election.
November 4 General election candidates:

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