Local and state officials plan for the future
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Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., maintained his seat as a U.S. senator at the Nov. 6 election.
Heinrich ran against Republican Mick Rich and Libertarian Gary Johnson. Heinrich won 54 percent of the votes in New Mexico. He has held his position since 2013.
Heinrich said his number one priority is the economy and making more jobs available.
“My number one priority is not only continuing to grow our economy but ensuring that we again create good jobs that pay workers a fair and livable wage.
From making college affordable to strengthening our nation’s infrastructure to growing our diverse, high-tech, innovative and clean energy industries, I remain deeply committed to strengthening New Mexico’s middle class, which is central to a thriving economy,” said Heinrich.
Heinrich wasn’t the only one who won more than half the votes in New Mexico. For United States representatives in District 2, Xochitl Torres Small, D, beat her Republican opponent, Yvette Herrell, with 51 percent of votes.
Torres said she plans on improving the economy during her time in office.
“We need to create an economic foundation that gives everyone a fair shot at the American Dream. Quality education will allow us to break the cycle of poverty and enhance our communities … also by making health care affordable for all,” said Torres.
Several local positions were also voted on. Appointed in to a new county commission seat for District 4, Tina M. Dixon, of Elida, said she was relieved for the votes for her.
“I will work alongside each county department to learn their needs and responsibilities in order to help maintain a sound budget. I will personally drive the roads of my district as needed to see first-hand what each citizen is dealing with. I will also listen to all constituents opinions and issues with an open mind and do my best to find a solution,” said Dixon.
Lewis Shane Lee and Paul E. Grider maintained their spots as county commissioners of Districts 3 and 5. Malin Parker also maintained his position as Roosevelt County sheriff.
Christopher A. Mitchell was elected as magistrate judge of Roosevelt county.
“I fully intend to strive for the excellence set by Judge (Linda) Short through her efforts to maintain accessibility, timeliness, equality, and accountability, while she earned and kept public trust and confidence,” said Mitchell.
Bond D also passed during the election and was voted for by a majority of 65 percent of votes. Bond D will open up $136.2 million for universities to help improve their buildings.
The following are local and state voting results:
*Note: State results are in parenthesis
United States Senator:
(W) Rep. Mich Rich – 2,604
Dem. Martin T Heinrich – 1,276
Lib. Gary E Johnson – 750
United States Representative- DISTRICT 2
(W) Rep. Yvette Herrell – 1,561
Dem. Xochitl Torres Small – 560
United States Representative- DISTRICT 3
(W) Rep. Jerald Steve McFall – 1,388
Dem. Ben R Lujan – 945
Lib. Christopher Manning – 142
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
(W) Rep. Steve Pearce & Michelle Garcia Holmes – 3,220 (294,875)
Dem. Michelle Lujan Grisham & Howie C Morales – 1,429 (392,215)
Secretary of State
(W)Rep. Gavin S Clarkson- 2,918 (254,610)
Dem. Maggie Toulouse Oliver –1,321 (392,952)
Lib. Ginger G Grider – 364 (34,097)
(W) Rep. Arthur L Castillo – 3,074 (283,707)
Dem. Time Eichenberg – 1,481 (388,741)
Brian S. Colon – 1,370 (389,517)
Wayne A. Johnson – 3,216 (288,655)
(W) Rep. Michael Eugene Hendricks – 2,868 (228,887)
Dem. Hector Balderas – 1,449 (421,076)
Lib. A Blair Dunn - 287 (32,557)
Commissioner of Public Lands
(W) Rep. Patrick H Lyons – 3,128 (294,192)
Dem. Stephanie Garcia Richard – 1,213 (346,778)
Lib. Michael G Lucero – 267 (39,277)
State Representative- DISTRICT 63
(W) Rep. Martin Ruben Zamora – 609
Dem. Geroge Dodge Jr. - 438
State Representative – DISTRICT 66
(W) Rep. Phelps Anderson – 1,761
State Representative – DISTRICT 67
(W) Rep. Jackey O Chatfield – 924
Dem. Mark D McDonald – 380
Public Regulation Commissioner – DISTRICT 2
(W) Rep. Jefferson L Byrd – 3,153
Dem. Kevin J Sanders – 1,404
Justice of Supreme Court
(W) Rep. Gary L Clingman – 3,108 (275,582)
Dem. Michael Vigil – 1,458 (397,323)
Justice of Court Appeals Position 1
(W) Rep. Stephen G French- 3,179 (304,826)
Dem. Kristina Bogardus – 1,377 (364,533)
JCA – Position 2
(W) Rep. Hank Bohnoff -- 3,125 (282,671)
Dem. Jacquelin R Medina – 1,419 (385,371)
JCA – Position 3
(W) Emil J Kiehne – 3,113 (384,961)
Dem. Briana H Zamora – 1,439 (282,454)
JCA- Position 4
(W) Rep. Daniel Jose Gallegos – 3,089 (303,455)
Dem Megan P Duffy – 1,440 (361,827)
JCA –Position 5
(W) Dem. Jennifer L Attrep – 2,463 (459,735)
Magistrate Judge – Roosevelt – MAGISTRATE
(W) Rep. Christopher A Mitchell – 3,622
County Commissioner by Commissioner District – Roosevelt – District 3
(W) Rep. Lewis Shane Lee – 825
County Commissioner by Commissioner District – Roosevelt – District 4
(W) Rep. Tine M Dixon –534
County Commissioner by Commissioner District – Roosevelt – District 5
(W) Rep. Paul E Grider – 841
County Assessor – Roosevelt
(W) Rep. George S Beggs – 3,569
County Sheriff – Roosevelt
(W) Rep. Malin K Papker – 3,533
Judge J Miles Hanisee will be retained as Judge of Court by a 2,604 vote for yes, and 1,119 vote for no. (377,021 yes; 165,781 no)
Constitutional Amendment 1: Proposing an amendment to Article 6, Section 13 of the Constitution of New Mexico to give the legislature authority to provide for Appellate Jurisdiction by Statute.
Yes- 2,067 (333,121)
No- 1,119 (240,103)
Constitutional Amendment 2: Proposing an amendment to Article 5 of the Constitution of New Mexico to create an independent State Ethics Commission with jurisdiction to investigate, adjudicate and issue advisory opinions concerning civil violations of laws governing ethics, standards of conduct and reporting requirements as provided by law.
Yes- 2,643 (459,419)
No- 1,478 (152,143)
Bond Question A: The 2018 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of senior citizen facility improvement, construction and equipment acquisition bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed ten million seven hundred seventy thousand dollars ($10,770,000) to make capital expenditures for certain senior citizen facility improvement, construction and equipment acquisition projects and provide for a general property tax impos
Yes- 2,704 (438,230)
No- 1,552 (180,647)
Bond Question B: The 2018 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of library acquisition bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed twelve million eight hundred seventy-six thousand dollars ($12,876,000) to make capital expenditures for academic, public school, tribal and public library resource acquisitions and provide for a general property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest on and expen
Yes- 2,688 (424,619)
No- 1,574 (193,309)
Bond Question C: The 2018 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of bonds for the purchase of school buses. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed six million one hundred thirty-seven thousand dollars ($6,137,000) to make capital expenditures for the purchase of school buses and provide for a general property tax imposition and levy for the payment of principal of, interest on and expenses incurred in connection with the
Yes- 2,754 (423,323)
No- 1,513 (192,015)
Bond Question D: The 2018 Capital Projects General Obligation Bond Act authorizes the issuance and sale of higher education, special schools and tribal schools capital improvement and acquisition bonds. Shall the state be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed one hundred thirty-six million two hundred thirty thousand dollars ($136,230,000) to make capital expenditures for certain higher education, special schools and tribal schools capital improvements and acquisitions and prov
Yes- 2,786 (407,192)
No- 1,575 (212,273)