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New Mexico Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date
June 3, 2014

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

New Mexico State Executive Elections
Top Ballot
Governor Lieutenant GovernorSecretary of StateAttorney General
Down Ballot
Treasurer, Auditor, Commissioner of Public Lands, Public Services Commissioner, Education Commissioner

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Contents

Thirteen down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of New Mexico in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

New Mexico is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[1][2][3] The primary election was held June 3, 2014.

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Treasurer James B. Lewis
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2006 Term-limited
State Auditor Hector Balderas
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2006 Term-limited
Commissioner of Public Lands Ray Powell
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2011 Yes[4]
Public Regulation Commission Ben L. Hall
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2011 Yes[4]
Public Regulation Commission Patrick H. Lyons
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2011 Yes[4]
Public Regulation Commission Theresa Becenti-Aguilar
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2011 Yes[4]
Public Education Commission (District 1) Vacant N/A
Public Education Commission (District 2) Millie Pogna
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Yes[4]
Public Education Commission (District 3) Carmie Toulouse Yes[4]
Public Education Commission (District 4) J. Tyson Parker
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2013 No[4]
Public Education Commission (District 5) James Conyers Yes[4]
Public Education Commission (District 6) Gilbert Peralta
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Yes[4]
Public Education Commission (District 7) Eugene Gant
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No[4]


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Candidates

General election

Republican Party Rick Lopez - Deputy director Santa Fe Civic Housing Authority[5]
Democratic Party Tim Eichenberg - former Democratic member of the New Mexico Senate representing District 15[6]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party John Wertheim - Albuquerque lawyer and former Democratic Party Chairman[7]

Disqualified

Democratic Party Patrick Padilla - former treasurer of Bernalillo County[8]

Duties

The treasurer is responsible for providing banking services to the state, they reconcile the state's bank accounts, they pay any outstanding debts or loans held by the state, they invest the state's money in operations and bonds as well as investing in local issues as needed. The main purpose of the office is to manage and invest state monies.

Results

Primary Results

Republican Primary

Democratic Primary

New Mexico Treasurer, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Eichenberg 52.7% 59,241
John Wertheim 47.3% 53,175
Total Votes 112,416
Election Results Via:New Mexico Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 99 precincts reporting.


Candidates

General election

Democratic Party Tim Keller - State Senator[9]
Republican Party Robert Aragon[10]

Withdrew

Duties

The Auditor's office is responsible for thoroughly examining and auditing the financial affairs of every agency each year through financial and special audits.

Results

Primary Results

Republican Primary

Democratic Primary

Candidates

General election

Electiondot.png Democratic Ray Powell Running for re-election
Ends.png Republican Aubrey Dunn[12]

Duties

The Land Commissioner is responsible for generating and maximizing revenue from state land trusts while concurrently protecting, conserving, and maintaining the lands for use by future generations. The money generated is used to support public education and other beneficiary institutions.

These revenues are generated by the land commissioner by leasing lands for grazing, agriculture, commercial use, oil and gas drilling, mining and other activities.[13]

Results

Primary Results

Republican Primary

  • Republican Party Challenger Aubrey Dunn was uncontested in the primary.

Democratic Primary

  • Democratic Party Incumbent Ray Powell was uncontested in the primary.


Candidates

General election

District 2

Republican Party Patrick H. Lyons Incumbent[14]

District 4

Democratic Party Lynda Lovejoy[14]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Theresa Becenti-Aguilar Incumbent[14]
Democratic Party Edward Michael[14]

District 5

Republican Party Ben L. Hall Incumbent[14]
Democratic Party Sandy Jones[14]

Lost in primary

Democratic Party Merrie Soules[14]

Duties

The Public Regulation Commission is responsible for regulation of public utilities, transportation companies, transmission and pipeline companies, insurance companies and other public companies.

Results

Primary Results

District 2

Republican Primary
Democratic Primary

No Democratic candidates filed for the District 2 seat.

District 4

Republican Primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 4 seat.

Democratic Primary
New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner, District 4, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLynda Lovejoy 46.3% 9,807
Theresa Becenti-Aguilar Incumbent 32.3% 6,839
Edward Michael 21.5% 4,546
Total Votes 21,192
Election Results Via:New Mexico Secretary of State.

District 5

Republican Primary
  • Republican Party Incumbent Ben L. Hall was uncontested in the primary.
Democratic Primary
New Mexico Public Regulation Commissioner, District 5, Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSandy Jones 50.3% 9,887
Merrie Soules 49.7% 9,756
Total Votes 19,643
Election Results Via:New Mexico Secretary of State.


Current incumbents

Duties

The Public Education Commission is responsible for advising the New Mexico Secretary of Education.

Candidates

District 1

Democratic Party Eleanor Chavez[14]

District 2

Republican Party Millie Pogna Incumbent[14]

District 3

Democratic Party Carmie Toulouse[14]

District 4

Democratic Party Karyl Armbruster[14]

District 5

Democratic Party James Conyers[14]

District 6

Democratic Party Gilbert Peralta Incumbent[14]

District 7

Democratic Party Patricia Gipson[14]

Results

Primary Results

District 1

Republican Primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 1 seat.

Democratic Primary

District 2

Republican Primary
Democratic Primary

No Democratic candidates filed for the District 2 seat.

District 3

Republican Primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 3 seat.

Democratic Primary

District 4

Republican Primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 4 seat.

Democratic Primary

District 5

Republican Primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 5 seat.

Democratic Primary

District 6

Republican Primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 6 seat.

Democratic Primary

District 7

Republican Primary

No Republican candidates filed for the District 7 seat.

Democratic Primary

See also

References

  1. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  2. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  3. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 New Mexico Secretary of State, "Candidate Portal, 2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 14, 2014
  5. The Republic, Republican Rick Lopez of Santa Fe running for New Mexico state treasurer, January 9, 2014
  6. El Paso Times, Eichenberg enters race for treasurer, June 25, 2013
  7. Albuquerque Journal, Democrat John Wertheim running for state treasurer, August 27, 2013
  8. New Mexico Politics with Joe Monahan, Dems Cast Wary Eye On State Treasurer Race; R's Await Opportunity, April 16, 2013
  9. Watchdog.org, "State senator plans run for NM auditor in 2014, not governor," May 31, 2013
  10. New Mexico Secretary of State, Candidate Portal, accessed February 4, 2014
  11. Albuquerque Journal, "Santa Fe County Assessor Domingo Martinez to seek state auditor post," May 3, 2013
  12. New Mexico Secretary of State, Candidate Portal, Accessed February 4, 2014
  13. New Mexico State Land Office, " Agency History," accessed June 11, 2013
  14. 14.00 14.01 14.02 14.03 14.04 14.05 14.06 14.07 14.08 14.09 14.10 14.11 14.12 14.13 New Mexico Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed May 14, 2014