By Alex Ross, KOB4
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Democratic Party of New Mexico announced the results of delegate votes from the party’s pre-primary convention.
The Democrats held their pre-primary convention March 5 in Roswell. Results were announced by Party Chair Jessica Velasquez in a Zoom call Sunday. She said a record 97.11% of delegates cast votes over the last week.
Under state law, candidates must receive at least 20% of delegate votes to get on the June ballot via the primary convention process.
Delegates who fail to meet that 20% threshold can still get on the ballot if they gather additional petition signatures and submit them to the Secretary of State’s Office by Tuesday.
U.S. House in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District:
Gabriel ‘Gabe’ Vasquez – 80.43%
Darshan Patel: – 19.57%
Attorney General of New Mexico
Brian Colón – 61.46%
Raúl Torrez – 38.54%
New Mexico State Treasurer
Laura Montoya – 58.29%
Heather Benavidez – 41.71%
New Mexico State Auditor
Zack Quintero – 61.81%
Joseph Maestas – 38.19%
Candidates in uncontested primary races:
Governor of New Mexico
Michelle Lujan Grisham – 100%
United States Representative (NM-01)
Melanie Stansberry – 100%.
United States Representative (NM-03)
Teresa Leger Fernandez – 100%
Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico
Howie Morales – 100%
New Mexico Secretary of State
Maggie Toulouse Oliver – 100%
New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands
Stephanie Garcia Richard – 100%
Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, Position 1
Justice Julie J. Vargas – 100%
Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, Position 2
Justice Briana H. Zamora – 100%
New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge, Position 1
Judge Gerald E. Baca – 100%
New Mexico Court of Appeals Judge, Position 2
Judge Katherine Anne Wray – 100%