More than half of the registered voters in New Mexico cast ballots in Tuesday’s general election. The turnout rate was lower than the previous midterm election.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will serve another 4-year term as governor of New Mexico after defeating republican challenger Mark Ronchetti on Tuesday, taking home 52% of votes.
Buu Nygren, half Navajo-half Vietnamese, becomes the youngest president of the Navajo Nation. His running mate becomes the first woman to be vice-president. They defeated incumbent Jonathan Nez.
By Jack Boggs, Junko Featherston, Anthony Romero-Kleve
Democrat Gabriel Vasquez narrowly defeated Republican incumbent Yvette Herrell by 1224 votes to take a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of New Mexico.
By Jesse Jones & Gavin Moughan
Democrats won handily in all five of the statewide offices in New Mexico, not including those of Governor and Lt Governor.
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, general obligations bond 3, providing $215,986,000 toward higher education in New Mexico, passed with 61% of the vote.
Three amendments to the state constitution sailed to victory election night. The most controversial measure will increase funding for early childhood services.
The state House of Representatives seat for District 18, in which the University of New Mexico resides, is up for election this November. The two candidates vying for the seat are incumbent Gail Chasey (D), and opponent Scott Cannon (R).
After pulling through August’s primary elections, incumbent Jonathan Nez and newcomer Buu Nygren, remain in the race to be the next president of one of the biggest indigenous tribes in the United States.