New Mexico State Senate Elections 2012

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections

New Mexico State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

New Mexico State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 28 Pending
Republican Party 14 Pending
Total 42 42

New Mexico State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name: Party: Current Office:
Bernadette Sanchez Democratic New Mexico Senate District 26
Clinton Harden Republican New Mexico Senate District 7
Cynthia Nava Democratic New Mexico Senate District 31
Dede Feldman Democratic New Mexico Senate District 13
Eric Griego Democratic New Mexico Senate District 14
Mark Boitano Republican New Mexico Senate District 18
Rod Adair Republican New Mexico Senate District 33
Stephen Fischmann Democratic New Mexico Senate District 37
Vernon Asbill Republican New Mexico Senate District 34

List of New Mexico State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Matt Dodson: 824 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • William E. Sharer: 2,404 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Matt Dodson
  • (Republican Party) William E. Sharer (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Steven P. Neville: 2,988 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Steven P. Neville (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • John Pinto: 2,709 (Winner)
  • Matthew D. Tso: 1,053

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  1. No candidates filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John Pinto (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • George K. Munoz: 2,614 (Winner)
  • Genevieve J. Jackson: 1,708
  • Charles E. Rountree: 320

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) George K. Munoz (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Richard C. Martinez: 4,721 (Winner)
  • Alfredo L. Montoya: 3,473

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Richard C. Martinez (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Carlos R. Cisneros: 6,914 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Carlos R. Cisneros (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • No candidates filed for this district.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • John Patrick Woods: 2,296 (Winner)
  • Mark W. Myers: 125
  • Angela D. Spears: 1,997

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Republican Party) John Patrick Woods (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Thomas A. Garcia: 3,286
  • Pete Campos: 5,376 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Pete Campos (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • John Sapien: 2,270 (Winner)
  • Benjamin Hayden Rodefer: 1,834

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • David L. Doyle: 2,256 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John Sapien
  • (Republican Party) David L. Doyle

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • No candidates filed for this district.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • John Christopher Ryan: 1,872 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Republican Party) John Christopher Ryan (Winner)
  • (Independent) Joseph J. Carraro

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Linda M. Lopez: 1,568 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Linda M. Lopez (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Gerald Ortiz Y Pino: 3,399 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Gerald Ortiz Y Pino (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Carlos S. Cordova: 1,362
  • Chris S. Catechis: 963
  • Bill B. O'Neill: 2,620 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Bill B. O'Neill (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Michael Padilla: 1,065 (Winner)
  • James G. Taylor: 764
  • Eleanor Chavez: 798

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Michael Padilla (Winner)
  • (Independent) Robert Schiller

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Tim Eichenberg: 3,171 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • H. Diane Snyder: 2,160 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Daniel Ivey-Soto (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) H. Diane Snyder

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Cisco McSorley: 4,562 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Cisco McSorley (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 17

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Timothy M. Keller: 1,582 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Shannon Robinson: 794 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Timothy M. Keller (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Shannon Robinson

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 18

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Bill G. Tallman: 2,649 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Gerges H. Scott: 1,305
  • Lisa Torraco: 2,045 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Bill G. Tallman
  • (Republican Party) Lisa Torraco (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 19

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Sue Wilson Beffort: 3,167 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Sue Wilson Beffort (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 20

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Cornelia W. Lange: 2,745 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • William H. Payne: 3,075 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Cornelia W. Lange
  • (Republican Party) William H. Payne (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 21

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Lisa K. Curtis: 2,556 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Nancy Cooper: 844
  • Robert M. Doughty III: 1,186
  • Mark Moores: 2,020 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Lisa K. Curtis
  • (Republican Party) Mark Moores (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 22

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Benny J. Shendo Jr.: 1,989 (Winner)
  • Anthony Begay: 349
  • Joshua Madalena: 752
  • Lynda M. Lovejoy: 1,776

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Benny J. Shendo Jr. (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 23

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Sander Rue: 1,894 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Sander Rue (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 24

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Nancy Rodriguez: 4,589 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Nancy Rodriguez (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 25

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Peter Wirth: 7,934 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Peter Wirth (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 26

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Jacob Candelaria: 1,835 (Winner)
  • Carlos Jose Villanueva: 828

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jacob Candelaria (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 27

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Stuart Ingle: 3,172 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Stuart Ingle (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 28

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Howie C. Morales: 4,065 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Howie C. Morales (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 29

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Michael S. Sanchez: 2,409 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • David C. Chavez: 1,422 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Michael S. Sanchez (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) David C. Chavez

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 30

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Maxine R. Velasquez: 1,226
  • Clemente Sanchez: 1,235 (Winner)
  • David Ulibarri: 889 - Incumbent Ulibarri first assumed office in 2007.
  • Randolph Marshall Collins: 624

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Vickie Perea: 1,478 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Clemente Sanchez (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Vickie Perea

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 31

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Joseph Cervantes: 960 (Winner)
  • Jesus Ruben Segura: 602

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Brett C. Preston: 574 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Joseph Cervantes (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Brett C. Preston

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 32

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Timothy Z. Jennings: 854 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Chad A. Hammill: 1,009
  • Cliff R. Pirtle: 1,018 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Timothy Z. Jennings
  • (Republican Party) Cliff R. Pirtle (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 33

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Stephanie L. Dubois: 1,460 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Bill Burt: 3,954 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Stephanie L. Dubois
  • (Republican Party) Bill Burt (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 34

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Ellen E. Wedum: 1,027 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Sarah Dion Kidd-Johnson: 1,316
  • Ron Griggs: 1,783 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ellen E. Wedum
  • (Republican Party) Ron Griggs (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 35

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Larry P. Martinez: 1,596
  • John Arthur Smith: 2,031 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Russell G. Allen: 2,036 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) John Arthur Smith (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Russell G. Allen

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 36

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Oscar Vasquez Butler: 982
  • Mary Jane Garcia: 1,355 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Lee S. Cotter: 1,264 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mary Jane Garcia
  • (Republican Party) Lee S. Cotter (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 37

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • William P. Soules: 1,382 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Cathey Jo Alberson: 1,249 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) William P. Soules (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Cathey Jo Alberson

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 38

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Mary Kay Papen: 1,325 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Neal L. Hooks: 731 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mary Kay Papen (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Neal L. Hooks

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 39

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Phil A. Griego: 1,884 (Winner)
  • Nicole Castellano: 1,008
  • Jack Sullivan: 1,434

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Aubrey Dunn: 2,140 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Phil A. Griego (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Aubrey Dunn

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 40

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • Linda M. Allison: 1,384 (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Craig W. Brandt: 1,363 (Winner)
  • R. Morgan Braden: 829

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Linda M. Allison
  • (Republican Party) Craig W. Brandt (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 41

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Carroll H. Leavell (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Carroll H. Leavell (Winner)

2012 New Mexico State Senate Elections - District 42

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary:

  • No candidates have filed for this district.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary:

  • Gay G. Kernan: 2,907 (Winner)

November 6 General Eelection Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Gay G. Kernan (Winner)

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