Ben Ray Lujan re-elected for sixth term

Democrat Ben Ray Luján has maintained his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing New Mexico’s Third Congressional District since 2009.

The district makes up most of northern New Mexico, encompassing Santa Fe, the state capital. Luján grew up North of Santa Fe in Nambe, New Mexico.

Luján ran against Republican Jerald Steve McFall, a ski technician from Angel Fire, and Libertarian Chris Manning, an Eagle Scout and businessman.

Luján won 61.8 percent of the vote, with McFall snagging 32.85 percent of the votes and Manning collecting the remaining 3.37 percent.

Luján’s campaign site said that he has fought to create jobs, ensure access to affordable, quality health insurance, build a clean energy economy and protect consumers, since he was sworn into congress.

As a participant in multiple caucuses around the state, including the Natural Gas Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Native American Caucus, Luján’s website said that he “represents his diverse district,” through his participation in these caucuses.

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