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New Mexico: 2006 Elections
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New Mexico

2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

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State Politics At-A-Glance

Population (2000 Census): 1,819,046
Electoral Votes: 5

:redbox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 49%, Bush (R) 50%, Nader (I) 1%
:bluebox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 48%, Bush (R) 48%, Nader (I) 4%
:bluebox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 49%, Dole (R) 42%, Perot (I) 6%

:bluebox: Governor: Bill Richardson (D) Elected: 2002 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: Senior US Senator: Pete Domenici (R) Elected: 1972, 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002 (Next Election: 2008)
:bluebox: Junior US Senator: Jeff Bingaman (D) Elected: 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: US House (3 seats): D-1, R-2
:bluebox: State Senate (70 seats): D-41, R-27
:bluebox: State House (42 seats): D-24, R-18

Election Information

Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: May 09, 2006
State/Local Primary Date: June 06, 2006

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 10, 2006
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006

State Office in charge of Elections
Bureau of Elections
Office of the Secretary of State
Phone: (505) 827-3600 / (800) 477-3632

State Democratic Party
New Mexico Democratic Party
1301 San Pedro NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 830-3650

State Republican Party
Republican Party of New Mexico
5150-A San Francisco NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 298.3662
Fax: (505) 292.0755

Governor's Race 2006


Bill Richardson (D) Incumbent
Running Mate: Diane Denish (D)
Campaign Website:

John Dendahl (R)
Running Mate: Sue Beffort (R)
Former State GOP Chair
Campaign Website:

US Senate Race 2006

Jeff Bingaman (D) Incumbent
US Senator
Campaign Website:

Allen McCulloch (R)
Campaign Website:

Orlin G. Cole (Write-in)
Campaign Website: ?

Other Statewide Races 2006

Secretary of State

Mary Herrera (D)
Bernalillo County Clerk
Campaign Website:

Vickie Perea (R)
Former Albuquerque City Councilwoman
Campaign Website:

State Auditor

Hector Balderas (D)
State Representative and Attorney
Campaign Website: ?

Lorenzo Garcia (R)
Campaign Website:

State Treasurer

James Lewis (D)
Former State Treasurer
Campaign Website:

Demesia Padilla (R)
Accountant and GOP Activist
Campaign Website:

Attorney General

Gary King (D)
Former State Representative
Campaign Website:

Jim Bibb (R)
Campaign Website:

Land Commissioner

Jim Baca (D)
Former Land Commissioner
Campaign Website:

Pat Lyons (R) Incumbent
Land Commissioner
Campaign Website:

US House of Representatives Races 2006

US House Districts: 3

Key Races: 01 Heather Wilson (R) (incumbent) v. Patricia Madrid (D)

Candidates, by Congressional District

Patricia Madrid (D), Campaign Website:
Heather Wilson (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:

Al Kissling (D), Campaign Website:
Steve Pearce (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
C. Dean Burk (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

Tom Udall (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website:
Ron Dolin (R), Campaign Website:

State Senate Races 2006

State Senate Districts: 42

Seats at stake in 2006: 0

Key Races: No State Senate Races in 2006

State House Races 2006

State House Districts: 70

Seats at stake in 2006: 70

Key Races: ?

Ballot initiatives/Referendums

Constitutional Amendments with Brief Aanalysis and Arguments For and Against (pdf)

:graybox: Constitutional Amendment No. 1: Protection of Right to Own Property
   Constitutional Amendment No. 1 proposes to repeal Section 22 of Article 2, which mandates
   that unless otherwise provided by law, aliens who are not eligible to become citizens,
   and certain business entities that are majority-owned by such aliens, are prohibited from
   acquiring any interest in real property in New Mexico.
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Constitutional Amendment No. 2: Building Lease Agreements for State
   Article 9 of the Constitution of New Mexico addresses indebtedness of the state, counties,
   municipalities and school districts. Section 8 of Article 9 imposes restrictions on state
   indebtedness, including approval by the voters of debt to be incurred for specified work
   or objects and limiting indebtedness to not more than one percent of assessed valuation
   of all property subject to taxation in the state. Section 11 of Article 9 requires voter
   approval of debt incurred for school buildings and grounds and imposes a limit on school
   district indebtedness for such purposes of not more than six percent of assessed valuation
   of all property subject to taxation in the school district. Constitutional Amendment No. 2
   would exempt from these restrictions on indebtedness lease-purchase agreements entered
   into by the state or a school district where there is no obligation to continue the lease
   from year to year or to purchase the leased property, and where the lease can be terminated
   if there are insufficient funds to meet current lease payments. Under this proposed
   amendment, lease-purchase agreements of real property would not constitute debt, and thus,
   the requirements to impose a tax levy sufficient to pay interest and principal at maturity
   set forth in Article 4, Section 29 of the Constitution of New Mexico would also not apply.
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Constitutional Amendment No. 3: Water Trust Fund
   Constitutional Amendment No. 3 would add a new section to Article 16 of the Constitution
   of New Mexico creating the "water trust fund" to support critically needed projects
   designed to preserve and protect the state's water supply and, for fiscal year 2009 and
   subsequent fiscal years, mandating an annual distribution for that purpose.
   Full Text (pdf)

:graybox: Constitutional Amendment No. 4: Local Government Affordable Housing
   Existing language in Article 9, Section 14 of the Constitution of New Mexico permits the
   state, counties and municipalities to "donate" land or buildings or "provide or pay the
   costs of" infrastructure to support affordable housing projects. Constitutional Amendment
   No. 4 would amend the existing exception to also allow the state, counties, municipalities
   and the state's designated housing authority to pay a portion of the costs of land,
   building, construction or renovation or financing of affordable housing.
   Full Text (pdf)


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