How We Developed Our Election Priorities
This page will be updated periodically, with notice of that update appearing in our blog posts. Updates will be necessary to respond to shifting trends in campaigns. For example, it may become clear that a candidate has such a strong position that our support is no longer critical, or a race we thought was hopeless could have tightened and might be won. Revisit this page periodically to stay current.
And indeed, on September 12, we have updated this page to include another priority endorsement: Brittney Barrera who is challenging Art de la Cruz to replace Rep. Patricio Ruilobo in House Dist. 12. See below.
And now on October 26, we are adding Claudia Risner to our priority list. She is another candidate who we are now hearing has a shot at defeating a potentially very damaging Senator, Gregg Schmedes, about as reactionary a legislator as we have in the Roundhouse. See below for contact info on this campaign.
One of our Board Members, Cristy Holden reached out to the campaigns for all of Retake’s six priority candidates to get an update on campaign needs. This update was published Sept. 2, 2020 with expanded information on our six priority races.
The races below are listed in priority order. Priorities are based on the candidate’s need for Retake support and the potential impact of a win in that district. This campaign effort is about shifting the political composition of the legislature to create an environment conducive to passing progressive legislation in the 2021 legislative session.
These priority rankings are based on conversations with numerous election operatives during the first half of July, assessments of the districts’ Democratic Performance Index (see below), and other factors. DPI is a measure, not of Democratic Party voter registration strength, but of the Party’s performance in elections: how does the percent of actual votes compare with voter registration. The DPI is intended to assess districts in which Democrats frequently vote for GOP candidates. The higher the rating, the more strongly Democratic the vote is in any given district.
Generally, our focus remains on Fixing the Senate. Five DINOs were unseated in the June primary, and four of the winning challengers look to be in reasonably safe races. But in Senate Dist 35, Neomi Martinez-Parra faces a formidable challenge from her GOP opponent. There are also two Senate races where Democratic challengers have a good chance of replacing Republicans. Ensuring wins for our five successful primary challengers while also ousting two GOP Senate incumbents will vastly change the political calculus of the Senate.
In the House, there are both opportunities and threats. As it stands, the House is solidly Democratic (46-24) and legislation tends to move through that chamber with some ease. Nonetheless, there are five incumbent Democrats who face formidable opposition and there are two House districts held by young GOP leaders who are vulnerable and worth challenging.
Below we identify our top priority races. As noted above, we will update these priorities as campaign dynamics shift. After our top six priorities, we list the Senate districts of interest and the House districts where newly elected House Reps face challenges. Before we get to our priority races, here’s how you can support these candidates.
The ToolKit: How You Can Become Involved
Historically, there have been five primary means of supporting a candidate:
- Making financial contributions — still a critical strategy that is essential to countering the influence of “dark,” out-of-state donations that often flow from corporations, industries groups, and conservative PACs;
- Canvassing is one of the most powerful means of supporting a candidate, as it is the most effective way to strengthen candidate support.
- Hosting a House Party to raise funds and awareness about a candidate.
- Making phone calls to identify supporters and, for those who get trained, to try to persuade voters who are undecided.
- Writing letters to encourage voters to support your candidate and often enclosing campaign materials with the letter.
- Perhaps most importantly: Organize a zoom call with several friends, colleagues and/or family members, discuss the four Retake election strategies and make a plan to work together to support one or two campaigns in NM AND/OR in the national races.
Due to COVID-19, canvassing and house parties are not likely this year, although there may be campaigns that will ask volunteers to host Zoom-based House Parties. All campaigns will be in great need of donations and people to make calls or write letters. Each campaign will emphasize different volunteer roles, so the best way to find out how to help a candidate is to reach out to their campaign directly.
Before you do, we’d like to emphasize a few things. First, please try to get out of your comfort zone. We’ve had so many people say, “I want to help, but I really don’t like to canvass…or to make calls.” Many times, it turns out folks have never canvassed or called, they just figure they won’t like it.
The truth is, the act of supporting a candidate is not really about how much fun you have. It is about doing what is needed to get your candidate elected. If you set aside a specific amount of time each week to make calls or to write, you may just find that it is something you find gratifying. However, even if you don’t look forward to these tasks, you can take pride and pleasure in knowing that come November, if your candidate wins by 115 votes, as Abbas Akhil did in 2018, you may have made a critical difference in the outcome.
One way to make your support of a candidate more gratifying is to identify 2-3 or more friends who might be open to joining you. A team approach does several things that makes calling or writing more sustainable. If you schedule weekly phone or Zoom meetings, you can set goals for how many letters or calls you will make that week, you can share success stories, and you can turn a solitary activity into a social one. You can even write letters “together” on a Zoom call.
But whatever you do, please understand that this election is critical to the future of New Mexico. Transformational legislation will be introduced in 2021, and our success in November will have a good deal to do with our success in January – March 2021.
They need that help NOW, so please don’t delay. Take a look at the priorities below, pick a race, sign up on their campaign page, and get started. Make a commitment to spend 5, 10, 20 or more hours each month to doing whatever is asked.
Most likely you will make calls or write letters for one, at most two candidates, but you can impact multiple races by donating to multiple campaigns. If it is easier, make it a monthly contribution, but know that there are only four months left, so be as generous as you possibly can.
Our Priority Races
Priority # 1. SD 35, Las Cruces, Deming, TorC. DPI 47.80%, Neomi Martinez-Parra (D) vs Crystal Diamond (GOP).
Neomi Martinez-Parra has unseated the powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman John Arthur Smith. This is a huge win for progressives. But of all the successful DINO challengers, Neomi faces the biggest general election challenge by far. As the ratings below indicate, Neomi’s district is the only one on our list with a DP rating of under 50%. What’s more, her opponent Crystal Diamond has raised a substantial amount of money and is viewed by the GOP as a rising star in a party with few stars at this time. This will be a very tough race and to a degree the reputation of the progressive movement in NM is on the line. Go to neomi4nmsenate.com to learn how to help with the campaign.
9.2.2020. UPDATE FROM NEOMI’s CAMPAIGN. Neomi Martinez-Parra has unseated the powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman John Arthur Smith. This is a huge win for progressives. According to Retake Our Democracy, of all the successful DINO challengers, Neomi faces the biggest general election challenge on 11/3 by far. Neomi’s district has one of the lowest DPI (Democratic Performance Index) ratings of any viable 2020 Democrat candidate, well under 50%. What’s more, her opponent Crystal Diamond has raised a substantial amount of money and is viewed by the GOP as a rising star in a party with few stars at this time. This will be a very tough race and to a degree the reputation of the progressive movement in NM is on the line.
ACTION: Go to neomi4nmsenate.com to learn how you can get involved with the campaign. There are various ways to help including letter writing, phone calls, canvassing & financial contributions. Go Neomi!
Priority # 2. SD 23, DPI 52.40%, Albuquerque. Harold Pope (D) vs. Sen. Sander Rue (R), incumbent.
There are far worse Republicans in the Senate, but Sen Rue, while reasonable, still votes the GOP party line 100% of the time. On the other hand, Harold Pope is a tremendous candidate, has been working hard for months, and would be the only African American NM State Senator. We still have work to do in the Senate. Winning this race would be huge and would send a message to the Democratic Party that progressive candidates don’t have to always have a moderate message to win a tough district. To sign up for updates on Pope’s campaign, to read about his positions, and to volunteer, click here.
9.2.2020 UPDATE FROM HAROLD’S CAMPAIGN. We need a strong Harold Pope for Senate phone banking team: calling low propensity voters in the district and encouraging them to vote and to vote for Harold. We are set up for virtual phone banking. Interested volunteers can sign up at popefornm.com or contact Victor Lopez: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will have letter writing opportunities coming up in the near future.
Harold Pope is running to replace a highly vulnerable republican. The republican kept his seat in 2016 by a slim margin of 793 votes. In 2018, MLG defeated Steve Pearce in this district: 12040 to 9609. So it is up to us to educate voters to vote all the way down the ballot and put a strong valued democrat, Harold Pope in office to replace the current Republican.
To get involved in Harold’s campaign contact either of the folks below:
- Victor Francisco Lopez email@example.com 505-681-8951
- Matthew Gloudemans firstname.lastname@example.org
Priority # 3. SD 9, DPI 53.40%, Corrales. Brenda McKenna (D) vs. John Stahlman Clark (R).
This seat is vacant after retirement of John Sapien (D). Brenda McKenna is from the Nanbé Pueblo (in Tewa, Nanbé is spelled with an “n,” not an “m”). She is currently a field aid to US Rep. Deb Haaland. She is challenging John Stahlman Clark in a race where we have the opportunity to elect an Indigenous woman to the State Senate. We are told this will be a very tight race with volunteers needed to keep this seat Democratic. Brenda favors a swift transition to renewables, full funding of after school programs, paid sick leave, electrification of transportation, and tuition free college, among other progressive stances. To find out more about her positions, her endorsements, and how you can support her campaign, click here.
9.2.2020. UPDATE FROM BRENDA’S CAMPAIGN. Brenda believes we must:
- Follow the science, wear masks, and keep businesses under restrictions to prevent further outbreaks of the coronavirus. That way, we can open the economy and schools safely and start to rebuild
- Address domestic violence and the gun culture that is plaguing our communities and threatening our safety
- Fight for “no cuts” for education, health care, addiction treatment, and other programs vital to the education, health, and safety of New Mexico’s children and families – especially during this pandemic
- Expand renewable energy and have utilities commit to hitting clean energy targets faster.
Voter contact will primarily be via phones so we can set up volunteers, anywhere, with virtual phone banks. It’s the absolute #1 way to help Brenda win. If there are Retake members who like to contribute to campaigns – that’s another way to help.
You can get involved in any of these activities by contacting Brenda directly:
- www.brendaMcKennaforsenate.com or
- Brenda McKenna for SD9 PO Box 1351, Corrales, NM 87048 or
- email@example.com or
- 505-263-7553 mobile
Priority # 4. SD 30, DPI 52.70%, Cibola, Valencia, Socorro, and McKinley counties, essentially west of ABQ to the AZ border. Pam Cordova (D) vs. Joshua Sanchez (R).
Pam Cordova defeated Sen. Clemente Sanchez in the June primary. While she should be safe in this race, the GOP and the gas and oil industry will pour money into this race, along with a healthy dose of misinformation. Go to pamcordovaforsenate.com to learn how you can help with the campaign. If you check out her priorities, you will note that while a big supporter of improving rural infrastructure, creating living wage paying jobs, and expanding funding for education, you will see that she supports the Health Security Act and has developed a platform specifically for indigenous people in NM. There is a reason we so strongly support her candidacy.
9.2.2020 UPDATE FROM PAM CORDOVA CAMPAIGN. Pam launched her volunteer driven campaign on August 12. The campaign needs volunteers to do postcards or to make calls. You can reach her campaign by calling either of her campaign coordinators below or by emailing her excellent campaign manager, Neri Holguin. firstname.lastname@example.org. We badly need Pam’s voice in the Senate.
- Abel Romero: 505/859-8412
- Dylan Ritter: 402/213-3804
Priority # 5. HD 38, DPI 49.40%, TorC, Las Cruces.
Karen Whitlock (D) vs. Rebecca Dow (R).
MLG won this district in 2018. Rebecca Dow is a rising GOP star and very conservative, so defeating her is a double win. With a 49.40% DPI, this is a winnable race and a win would send a big message to the GOP and to moderate Dems. Volunteer effort will be huge. Click here to read about Whitlock’s positions, endorsements, and to get involved in her campaign.
9.2.2020 UPDATE FROM THE WHITLOCK CAMPAIGN with info on volunteer roles. This is the third time Karen has run for this seat. In 2016 she lost the primary by 27 votes- so close it triggerred an automatic recount. In 2018 she lost the general to Rebecca Dow- a Trump Republican who is agitating for reopening businesses and churches in spite of the governor’s orders.
We think Karen has an excellent chance of winning in the current environment. She is a teacher and social worker who truly cares about people. Karen ran as a write in in the primary and needed 106 votes to get on the general election ballot. She received 1114. We had and have a very good campaign organization.
In addition to the changing voting trends in this district (for example, in 2018, we elected Xoch to Congress, the first Dem in a decade to win the CD 2 seat), we also have the addition of Sierra County and Silver City Indivisibles helping the campaign. On top of that, there is a Libertarian in the race- in 2018 the three Libertarians for statewide office polled over 500 votes each. All of these factors will help this campaign.
Karen’s campaign is extremely active. Since the primary we have sent six email blasts to supporters. We sent a postcard to Dems who voted in the primary. We are doing text banks every other Sunday to different targets, and have active Virtual Phone Banks.
Yes, we can give volunteers very specific tasks. Phoning is number one right now, but we’d also love to train a couple of people to do texting. We don’t have a postcard campaign planned yet, but we would like to start with that as soon as www.nmvote.org is up and ready to receive applications for absentee ballots (this will be especially important in Sierra County, because the clerk is not going to send applications to all voters), and we definitely want to do a letter to the editor campaign, even though the Silver City Daily Press is charging money to print them since they are ‘political advertising’!
Also, Karen has great endorsements already. Emily’s List, Planned Parenthood, many unions. Please see www.karenwhitlock38.com for a full list and her positions on key issues. And feel free to call me any time with questions and more suggestions.
Priority # 6. Sen. Dist 19. DPI 43.20
Claudia Risner vs. Gregg Schmedes
Oct. 26 Update: Senate Dist. 19 (Tijeras, East Mountains) is suddenly in play. We have been told that Claudia Risner is running a tremendous campaign against a very well known House Rep. Gregg Schmedes. Schmedes is about as conservative as anyone in the legislature, a fundamentalist Christian, ardently opposed to women’s reproductive rights who votes with the GOP every time and is opposed to masks. In addition to being a retired Navy Captain, Claudia Risner earned her PhD degree from Old Dominion University in 2018. The research for her Doctorate in International Studies focused on how four global port cities are adapting to climate change as they deal with sea level rise, chronic flooding and frequent, severe storm damage. The study highlights the adverse impact of politicizing policy making around the climate crisis. With this background knowledge and her passion, Claudia will be an environmental champion making good decisions that will protect our land, jobs, tax dollars and future.
Priority # 7 HD 12, DPI 68.80. South Valley, ABQ
Brittney Barreras vs. Art de la Cruz
Sept. 12 Update. This is a first new candidate to be endorsed since our original list was published. This is an unusual race as no Republican is in the race, not surprising given the very high DPI. Here we find a solid progressive challenging a Democrat who has been accused of multiple illegal scams and who while a Bernalillo County Supervisor has consistently sided with developers and industry while turning his back on the needs of his constituents.
First Brittney Barreras. from her campaign website, we find a clear expression of progressive values and priorities in her position on four key issues :
- Affordable healthcare for everyone, period. Every family ought to be able to see the doctor or nurse of their choice, and not have to worry about going into debt to pay for it.
- The best teachers in our schools. I went to Barcelona Elementary. I want to make sure Barcelona, and all schools in the South Valley, have the very best teachers, with competitive salaries to surrounding states. Since teachers are always going to pay for supplies and snacks for their kids, at least they’ll have a better salary to pay for it.
- Clean energy, for everyone. Wind and solar can power our entire electric grid, so our monthly bills go down. And these industries are a great way to make a career too, in engineering or construction.
- Build up small businesses: Especially because of the COVID pandemic, we need to start right now to build back up all of the mom-and-pop shops that make the South Valley so special. That means additional grants and low-interest loans, as well as support for the South Valley’s young entrepreneurs who want to start their own business.
In part due to these positions, Barreras enjoys endorsements from 13 progressive legislators, over a half dozen statewide, national and ABQ unions, Working Families Party, Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, Conservation Voters New Mexico, Moms Demand Action and now Retake Our Democracy.
Art de la Cruz: de la Cruz fits the term Democrat in Name Only to a tee. We could not locate a website for his campaign, but we did find plenty written in the ABQ Journal and elsewhere.
- He refused to support paid sick leave in Bernalillo County Commission vote that killed the initiative;
- He repeatedly has supported the highly controversial Santolina development, a massive 22-square-mile development of a scale that would make it New Mexico’s 3rd largest cities, a development designed to ultimately house 90,000 people. The development was vigorously opposed by community activists. Not only did he vote for the development, he announced his support for it in an op-ed days BEFORE the hearing where the community was to comment and the Commission was to vote. His public announcement of his position before the hearing triggered two lawsuits, one of which resulted in the zoning change necessary for the development to advance being reversed in the NM Supreme Court. I guess he didn’t need to hear from his constituents before he made his decision.
- in 2013 he illegally diverted $1 million in State funding for a respite center serving disabled seniors to use the funds instead for a mini-gym. When taken to court, the County was forced to restore the funds to the senior center.
Given the strong endorsements from key Retake allies, Barreras’ clearly stated progressive stance on four key social justice issues and de la Cruz’s sketchy, at best, track record, this is an easy endorsement to make.
To volunteer for Brittney, 505-800-9404 or email@example.com
Priority # 7. HD 57, DPI 48.70, Rio Rancho.
Billie Healan (D) vs. Jason Harper (R) incumbent.
Healan is a very hard worker, and progressive. Rep. Harper is very conservative, is known as one of those GOP legislators who will drag on a committee discussion to ensure that less can be accomplished, and is also somewhat of a rising GOP star. Healan’s campaign needs volunteers and donations. Despite a DPI of 48.70%, she lost to Jason Harper by only 217 votes in 2018. Because of his narrow win in 2018, Rep. Harper will take this race very seriously. As with Dist 38, this would send a huge message. Click here to find out more about Healan’s positions and endorsements and to volunteer for her campaign.
We are also assessing an open seat in HD 12, in the South Valley. The seat became open when incumbent Patricio Ruiloba misfiled his petitions. Brittney Barreras is a DTS candidate who we want to find out more about. She’s running against corporate Democrat former Bernalillo County Commissioner Art De La Cruz, who’s running as a write in. We are still trying to get an update on the Healan campaign. Stay Tuned.
Other Senate Races of Interest
We are reasonably confident that these races will be won by our challengers, but that could change, depending upon campaign dynamics. Plus, some of you may live in these districts and so should continue to support your candidate.
In District 28 in southwestern New Mexico, Siah Correa Hemphill easily defeated Gabe Ramos in the June primary. With a reasonably comfortable 54.30% DPI and one of the best campaign managers in NM, Neri Holguin, this race should be safe. But if you want to continue your support for Siah, go to siahforsenate.com to learn how you can help with the campaign.
In District 38 in Las Cruces, Carrie Hamblen defeated Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen. This race should be very safe with a 65.10% DPI, but if you are in Las Cruces and want to continue your support for Carrie, go to hamblennmsenate38.com to learn how you can help.
In District 5, Rio Arriba County commissioner Leo Jaramillo easily defeated Richard Martinez. This is the safest race for any of the challengers who defeated DINOs in the primary. But if you live in Rio Arriba County and want to supportLeo Jaramillo, go to leojaramillo.com to learn how you can help with the campaign. Or find him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Leo-Jaramillo-for-NM-Senate-104681024398788/.
Other House Races of Interest
We have important Democrat allies who won seats in 2018 and are facing formidable challenges in 2020. For now, we believe most all of them will emerge victorious, but we want to identify these Democrats and offer links to their races, just in case you have a soft spot for one or more of them.
From our perspective, if we were to win all of the races above, we would very likely win all of the races listed below. But we will be constantly monitoring the races as we move toward November and will issue an alert to urge you jump into one of these races if you’re needed.
- Dist 68. Karen Bash, a real hero who needs to be returned for another term, solidly progressive.
- Dist. 29, Joy Garrett, another solid progressive.
- Dist. 28, Melanie Stansbury, a leader on water issues and renewable energy.
- Dist 15, Day Hochman Vigil, a consistent and very accessible ally.
- Dist. 20, Meredith Dixon, fighting to hold Rep. Abbas Ahkil’s seat for the Democrats.
Again, it would be a surprise if we lost even one of these seats, but the dynamics change quickly and the GOP is playing the 2nd Amendment card in a huge way. We will keep you posted if we feel one or more of these allies needs urgent support.
Democratic Performance Index
Eric Shimamoto compiled a list of all Senate and House districts with the name of the current incumbent and the districts “DPI” rating. Remember, the DPI rating is not based on the percent of registered Democrats in the district, it is based on how the district performs in elections. In many NM districts, the registration may be strongly Democratic, but those Dems may vote as often for Republicans as for Democrats. So the DPI represents a far more honed tool for determining how strongly a district votes Democratic. The higher the score, the safer that district is. This rating does not necessarily convey how progressive a district is, as some districts may be comprised of many Democrats, but with most being more moderate Dems. In any case, this is one of the factors we take into account as we prioritize races.
SD 24, 80.30% Nancy Rodriguez
SD 25, 80.10% Peter Wirth
SD 12, 78.30% Gerald Ortiz y Pino
SD 16, 75.80% Antoinette Sedillo Lopez
SD 6, 74.00% Bobby Gonzalez
SD 11, 69.80% Linda Lopez,
SD 5, 69.40%, open seat — Sen. Richard Martinez was defeated by Leo Jaramillo. This race should be in the bag.
SD 22, 69.20% Benny Shendo
SD 13, 66.80% Bill O’Neill
SD 4, 66.40% George Munoz
SD 31, 66.10% Joseph Cervantes
SD 26, 65.70% Jacob Candelaria
SD 3, 65.50% Shannon Pinto
SD 38, 65.10% open seat — Sen. Mary Kay Papen was defeated by Kerry Hamblin….note the high DP score, hence our not prioritizing this race highly.
SD 14, 64.70% Michael Padilla
SD 8, 64.00% Pete Campos
SD 17, 64.00% Mimi Stewart
SD 15, 58.90% Daniel Ivey-Soto
SD 39, 57.90% Liz Stefanics
SD 36, 57.10% Jeff Steinborn
SD 37, 55.30% William Soules
SD 28, 54.30% open seat — Sen. Gabe Ramos was defeated by Siah Correa Hemphill. The relatively high DP and the strength of her campaign team makes us confident enough to not prioritize this race more highly…for now.
SD 9, 53.40% open seat, held by retiring Sen. John Sapien.
SD 18, 53.00% Bill Tallman
SD 10, 52.80% Candice Gould
SD 30, 52.70% open seat — Sen Clemente Sanchez was defeated by Pam Cordova.
SD 23, 52.40% Sander Rue is challenged by Harold Pope.
SD 29, 52.30% Gregory Baca
SD 20, 51.10% open seat, held by retiring Sen. William Payne (R).
SD 35, 47.80% open seat — Sen. JA Smith was defeated by Neomi Martinez-Parra.
SD 40, 46.90% Craig Brandt
SD 21, 45.90% Mark Moore
SD 19, 43.20% open seat — held by retiring Sen. James White
SD 32, 42.80% Cliff Pirtle
SD 41, 40.00% open seat
SD 34, 35.00% Ron Griggs
SD 33, 34.80% William Burt
SD 27, 30.50% Stuart Ingle
SD 1, 30.10% William Sharer
SD 7, 29.70% Pat Woods
SD 2, 23.00% Steven Neville
SD 42, 21.70% Gay Kernan
HD 48, 82.00% Linda Trujillo recently resigned from the highest Democratic Performing House District in the state. Candidates to replace Lopez are surfacing. Stay tuned.
HD 18, 80.80% Gail Chasey
HD 42, 79.20% open seat
HD 47, 79.10% Brian Egolf
HD 46, 78.70% Andrea Romero
HD 65, 78.20% Derrick J. Lente
HD 45, 77.70% open seat
HD 11, 77.10% Javier Martínez
HD 19, 74.70% Sheryl Williams Stapleton
HD 41, 74.50% Susan K. Herrera
HD 14, 73.50% Miguel Garcia
HD 9, 70.60% Patricia Lundstrom
HD 5, 70.10% Doreen Wonda Johnson
HD 40, 68.90% open seat
HD 12, 68.80% open seat
HD 13, 68.60% Patricia Roybal Caballero
HD 70, 68.10% open seat
HD 6, 67.50% Eliseo Alcon
HD 34, 67.50% Raymundo Lara
HD 69, 66.60% Harry Garcia
HD 17, 65.40% Deborah A. Armstrong
HD 52, 65.40% Doreen Gallegos
HD 25, 65.20% Christine Trujillo
HD 10, 65.00% G. Andrés Romero
HD 26, 63.60% Georgene Louis
HD 21, 63.50% Debra M. Sariñana
HD 33, 63.00% Micaela Lara Cadena
HD 16, 62.20% Moe Maestas
HD 35, 61.90% Angelica Rubio
HD 43, 58.10% Christine Chandler
HD 36, 56.60% Nathan Small
HD 24, 56.50% Elizabeth Thomson
HD 50, 56.30% Matthew McQueen
HD 39, 56.00% Rodolpho Martinez
HD 37, 55.60% Joanne Ferrary
HD 30, 55.40% Natalie Figueroa
HD 15, 54.70% Dayan Hochman-Vigil
HD 23, 54.40% Daymon Ely
HD 53, 53.60% Willie D. Madrid
HD 29, 52.90% Joy Garratt
HD 4, 52.40% Anthony Allison
HD 20, 51.90% open seat
HD 32, 50.70% Candie Sweetser
HD 68, 50.60% Karen C. Bash
HD 7, 50.50% Kelly Fajardo
HD 28, 49.80% Melanie A. Stansbury
HD 38, 49.40% Rebecca Dow, challenged by Karen Whitlock. MLG carried this district in 2018
HD 27, 49.20% Marian Matthews, one of our most progressive allies, in a tough district.
HD 57, 48.70% Jason Harper being challenged by Billie Healan who lost to Harper by just 217 votes in 2018. Healan is a very strong campaigner, too!
HD 49, 48.40% Gail Armstrong
HD 63, 47.30% Martin R. Zamora
HD 8, 47.10% Alonzo Baldonado
HD 60, 46.90% Tim Lewis
HD 22, 46.70% Gregg Schmedes
HD 44, 45.90% Jane Powdrell-Culbert
HD 31, 44.80% Bill Rehm
HD 58, 44.30% Candy Ezzell
HD 67, 37.20% Jack Chatfield
HD 51, 36.80% Rachel A. Black
HD 56, 36.30% Zachary Cook
HD 61, 34.40% David Gallegos
HD 54, 31.80% James G. Townsend
HD 55, 30.70% Cathrynn Brown
HD 2, 30.10% James Strickler
HD 59, 29.40% Greg Nibert
HD 64, 27.00% Randal Crowder
HD 66, 26.50% Phelps Anderson
HD 3, 24.30% Paul Bandy
HD 1, 23.80% Rod Montoya
HD 62, 22.30% Larry R. Scott