Who's on the New Mexico primary election ballot and where to vote in Doña Ana County

From Staff Reports
Las Cruces Sun-News

Here are the federal, state and county races that will appear on all, or at least some, ballots in Doña Ana County for the primary election on June 7.

New Mexico has closed primaries, meaning each primary election is for voters registered only within the state's three major parties — Democrat, Libertarian and Republican — and voters can cast a ballot only in the party in which they are registered.

However, following changes to state election law, this year if an unaffiliated or minor party voter wishes to register with a major party to vote in the primary, they can do so up to and on Election Day at polling places countywide and then change their affiliation after the election. 

Voters already affiliated with one of the three major parties — the Democratic, Republican or Libertarian parties — are not able to switch affiliations if they did not do so by May 10.

The winners of the primary elections will face off in the general election on Nov. 8.

What's on the ballot?

Federal

U.S. Representative, District 2

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State

Governor

  • Michelle Lujan Grisham* | Dem
  • Karen Evette Bedonie | Lib
  • Ginger Grider (write-in) | Lib
  • Jay C. Block | Rep
  • Rebecca L. Dow | Rep
  • Ethel R. Maharg | Rep
  • Mark V. Ronchetti | Rep
  • Gregory Joseph Zanetti | Rep

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Lieutenant Governor 

  • Howie C. Morales* | Dem
  • Travis Steven Sanchez | Lib
  • Peggy L. Muller-Aragon | Rep
  • Ant L. Thornton | Rep

Secretary of State

  • Maggie Toulouse Oliver* | Dem
  • Mayna Erika Myers | Lib
  • Audrey Trujillo | Rep

Attorney General

  • Brian S. Colón | Dem
  • Raúl Torrez | Dem
  • Jeremy Michael Gay | Rep

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State Auditor

  • Joseph M. Maestas | Dem
  • Zackary A. Quintero | Dem
  • Robert Jason Vaillancourt (write-in) | Lib

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State Treasurer

  • Heather R. Benavidez | Dem
  • Laura M. Montoya | Dem
  • Harry B. Montoya | Rep

Commissioner of Public Lands

  • Stephanie Garcia Richard* | Dem
  • Jefferson L. Byrd | Rep

Public Education Commissioner, District 6

  • Stewart Alan Ingham (write-in) | Rep

Public Education Commissioner, District 7

  • Patricia E. Gipson* | Dem

State judicial

Justice of the Supreme Court, Position 1 

  • Julie J. Vargas* | Dem
  • Thomas C. Montoya | Rep

Justice of the Supreme Court, Position 2 

  • Briana H. Zamora* | Dem
  • Kerry J. Morris | Rep

Judge of the Court of Appeals, Position 1 

  • Gerald Edward Baca* | Dem
  • Sophie Cooper (write-in) | Lib
  • Barbara V. Johnson | Rep

Judge of the Court of Appeals, Position 2

  • Katherine Anne Wray* | Dem
  • Stephen P. Curtis | Lib
  • Gertrude Lee | Rep

State Legislature

State Representative, District 32

  • Candie G. Sweetser* | Dem
  • Jenifer Marie Jones | Rep

State Representative, District 33

  • Micaela Lara Cadena* | Dem
  • Charles Richard Wendler (write-in) | Rep

State Representative, District 34

  • Raymundo Lara* | Dem

State Representative, District 35

  • Angelica Rubio * | Dem
  • Richelle A. Peugh-Swafford | Rep

State Representative, District 36

  • Nathan P. Small* | Dem
  • Kimberly A. Skaggs | Rep

State Representative, District 37

  • Joanne J. Ferrary* | Dem
  • Rene Ezequiel Rodriguez | Rep

State Representative, District 38

  • Ravi Bhasker MD | Dem
  • Tara Jaramillo | Dem
  • Melba T. Aguilar | Rep
  • Sandra Kay Hammack | Rep

State Representative, District 52

  • Doreen Yvonne Gallegos* | Dem
  • John Foreman | Rep

State Representative, District 53

  • Willie D. Madrid* | Dem
  • Elizabeth Lee Winterrowd | Rep

Doña Ana County

County Commission, District 1

County Commission, District 3

  • Shannon Dale Reynolds* | Dem
  • Patricia Susan Kimble | Rep

County Sheriff

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County Assessor

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Doña Ana County judicial

District Court Judge, Division 2

  • Robert Lara Jr. | Dem
  • Jessica L. Streeter | Dem

District Court Judge, Division 5

  • Casey B. Fitch* | Dem

Magistrate Judge, Division 1

  • Samantha Madrid* | Dem

Magistrate Judge, Division 2

  • Linda L. Flores | Dem

Magistrate Judge, Division 3

  • Rebecca C. Duffin* | Dem

Magistrate Judge, Division 4

  • Bryan Michael Gelecki | Dem

Magistrate Judge, Division 5

  • Kent L. Wingenroth* | Dem 

Magistrate Judge, Division 6

  • Joel Cano* | Dem

Magistrate Judge, Division 7

  • G. Alexander Rossario* | Dem

Probate Judge

  • Judith Ann Baca | Dem
  • Norma L. Torres Roberts | Dem

*Incumbent

Where to vote in Doña Ana County

24/7 secured container locations for absentee ballot drop-off

  • Anthony City Hall Municipal Complex, 820 Highway 478. Anthony
  • Delores C. Wright Educational Center, 400 E. Lisa Drive. Chaparral
  • Hatch Valley High School, 170 E. Herrera Road. Hatch
  • Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd. Las Cruces
  • Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St. Las Cruces
  • Sonoma Elementary School, 4201 Northrise Drive. Las Cruces
  • Mesilla Town Hall, 2231 Avenida de Mesilla. Mesilla
  • Corbett Center Student Union, 1600 International Mall. New Mexico State University campus
  • Sunland Park City Library, 1000 McNutt Road. Sunland Park

Election Day locations open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Anthony City Hall Municipal Complex, 820 Highway 478. Anthony
  • Gadsden Middle School, 1301 W. Washington St. Anthony
  • Berino Elementary School, 92 Shrode Road. Berino
  • Chaparral Middle School, 290 Lisa Drive. Chaparral
  • Doña Ana Community Center, 5745 Ledesma Drive. Doña Ana
  • Garfield Elementary School, 8820 Highway 187. Garfield
  • Hatch High School, 170 E Herrera Road. Hatch
  • La Mesa Volunteer Fire Department, 15765 Highway 28. La Mesa
  • La Union Elementary School, 875 Mercantile Ave. La Union
  • Camino Real Middle School, 2961 N. Roadrunner Pkwy. Las Cruces
  • Desert Hills Elementary School, 280 N. Roadrunner Pkwy. Las Cruces
  • Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd. Las Cruces
  • East Picacho Elementary School, 4450 N. Valley Drive. Las Cruces
  • Fairacres Elementary School, 4501 W. Picacho Ave. Las Cruces
  • Good Samaritan Social Center, 3011 Buena Vida Circle. Las Cruces
  • Highland Elementary, 4201 Emerald St. Las Cruces
  • Jornada Elementary School, 3400 Elks Drive. Las Cruces
  • Las Alturas Fire Station, 4145 Cholla Drive. Las Cruces
  • Las Cruces High School, 1750 El Paseo Road. Las Cruces
  • Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St. Las Cruces
  • Loma Heights Elementary, 1600 E Madrid Ave. Las Cruces
  • Lynn Middle School, 950 S. Walnut St. Las Cruces
  • Mayfield High School, 1955 N. Valley Drive. Las Cruces
  • New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, 4100 Dripping Springs Road. Las Cruces
  • Organ Mountain High School, 5700 Mesa Grande Drive. Las Cruces
  • Sierra Middle School, 1700 Spruce Ave. Las Cruces
  • Sonoma Elementary School, 4201 Northrise Drive. Las Cruces
  • Sunrise Elementary School, 5300 Holman Road. Las Cruces
  • Tombaugh Elementary, 226 Carver Road. Las Cruces
  • University Hills Elementary School, 2005 S. Locust St. Las Cruces
  • Vista Middle School, 4465 Elks Drive. Las Cruces
  • Mesilla Elementary School, 2363 Calle Del Sur. Mesilla
  • Frank O'Brien Papen Center (Mesilla Park Recreation Center), 304 W. Bell Ave. Mesilla Park
  • Mesquite Elementary School, 205 NM Hwy. 228. Mesquite
  • Corbett Center Student Union, 1600 International Mall. New Mexico State University campus
  • Organ Community Center, 5800 2nd St. Organ
  • Radium Springs Community Center, 12060 L.B. Lindbeck Road. Radium Springs
  • Rincon Fire Station, 255 Harlan St. Rincon
  • North Valley Elementary School, 300 Cascade Ave. San Miguel
  • Santa Teresa Middle School, 4800 McNutt Road. Santa Teresa
  • Desert View Elementary School, 1105 Valle Vista St., Sunland Park
  • Del Cerro Community Center, 180 La Fe Ave. Vado