Correa Hemphill wins state Senate District 28 race

Leah Romero
Silver City Sun-News
Siah Correa Hemphill enjoys a quiet moment with her son Nicholas at their Silver City home in 2018.

SILVER CITY – Democrat Siah Correa Hemphill won the Nov. 3 election for state Senate District 28.

Of the 22,649 people who voted in the race, Correa Hemphill earned 51% of the vote. Her competitor in the general election was Republican James “Jimbo” Williams.

Correa Hemphill takes over from Sen. Gabriel Ramos, whom she defeated in the Democratic primary.

“We won last night and move forward today with renewed energy and commitment to the issues we care about—making lives better for our families, neighbors and state. There's much work to do,” Correa Hemphill wrote in a Facebook post Wednesday. She thanked her supporters, family and Williams, for his “participation in the process and willingness to serve.”

James "Jimbo" Williams is the Republican candidate for New Mexico's state Senate in District 28. The election is on Nov. 3, 2020.

Williams said he was disappointed in the election results but will reevaluate and decide later whether he will “jump into the race again.” “We wish the best to Siah Hemphill and hope that she does a great job,” Williams said.

SD 28 encompasses parts of Catron, Grant and Socorro Counties.

Leah Romero is a fellow with the New Mexico Local News Fund and can be reached at lromero@lcsun-news.com or @rromero_leah on Twitter.