2010 New Mexico elections

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of New Mexico on November 2, 2010. All of New Mexico's executive officers were up for election as well all of New Mexico's three seats in the United States House of Representatives.[1] Primary elections were held on June 1, 2010.[2]

Governor and Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Incumbent Governor Bill Richardson (D) was term-limited and thus cannot run to a third consecutive term. The primaries were won by the Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish in the Democratic side and by the district attorney Susana Martinez in the Republican side.[3]

New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Susana Martinez / John Sanchez 321,219 53.29
Democratic Diane Denish / Brian Colón 280,614 46.55
Write-ins Kenneth A. Gomez 994 0.16
Majority 40,605 6.74
Turnout 602,827 100
Republican gain from Democratic

Attorney General[edit]

Incumbent Attorney General Gary King won a second term in office, defeating Republican Matthew E. Chandler.[4]

New Mexico Attorney General election, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary King 321,547 53.71
Republican Matthew E. Chandler 277,139 46.29
Majority 44,408 7.42
Turnout 598,686 100
Democratic hold

Secretary of State[edit]

Incumbent Secretary of State Mary Herrera (D) ran for a second term in office, but was defeated by the Republican Dianna Duran.[1]

New Mexico Secretary of State election, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dianna Duran 341,915 57.44
Democratic Mary Herrera 253,325 42.56
Majority 88,590 6.74
Turnout 595,240 100
Republican gain from Democratic

Treasurer[edit]

Incumbent Treasurer James Lewis (D) won a second term in office, defeating Republican Jim Schoonover.[4]

New Mexico Attorney General election, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Lewis 324,624 55.36
Republican Jim Schoonover 261,724 44.64
Majority 62,900 10.72
Turnout 586,348 100
Democratic hold

Auditor[edit]

Incumbent Auditor Hector Balderas (D) won a second term in office, defeating Republican Errol Chavez.[4]

New Mexico Attorney General election, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hector Balderas 323,427 55.15
Republican Errol Chavez 263,008 44.85
Majority 60,419 10.30
Turnout 586,435 100
Democratic hold

Land Commissioner[edit]

Incumbent Land Commissioner Patrick H. Lyons (D) was term-limited and thus could not run to a third consecutive term. He was succeeded by the former Land Commissioner Ray Powell.[4]

New Mexico Attorney General election, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ray Powell 308,033 52.41
Republican Matthew Rush 279,664 47.59
Majority 28,369 4.82
Turnout 587,697 100
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Canvass of Returns of General Election Held on November 2, 2010 – State of New Mexico". Secretary of State of New Mexico. 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  2. ^ "Canvass of Returns of Primary Election Held on June 1, 2010 – State of New Mexico". Secretary of State of New Mexico. 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  3. ^ Bob Massey (November 3, 2010). "Diane Denish loses to GOP's Susana Martinez in NM gov race". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "Election 2010: New Mexico". The New York Times. 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2020.