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Political party strength in New Mexico

The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of New Mexico:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Democratic (D),       Republican (R),       Whig (W), and       a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Auditor Treasurer Comm. of Pub. Lands State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House
1846 Charles Bent[1]
1847 none[2]
1851 James S. Calhoun (W)[1][3]
1852 William Carr Lane (W)[1]
1853 David Meriwether (D)[1]
1857 Abraham Rencher (D)[1]
1861 Henry Connelly (R)[1][4]
1866 Robert Byington Mitchell (D)[1]
1869 William Anderson Pile (R)[1]
1871 Marsh Giddings (R)[1]
1875 Samuel Beach Axtell (R)[1][5]
1878 Lew Wallace (R)[1]
1881 Lionel Allen Sheldon (R)[1]
1885 Edmund G. Ross (D)[1]
1889 L. Bradford Prince (R)[1]
1893 William Taylor Thornton (D)[1]
1897 Miguel Antonio Otero (R)[1]
1906 Herbert James Hagerman (R)[1]
1907 [1][6]
1910 William J. Mills (R)[1]
1912 William C. McDonald (D) 16R, 7D, 1 Other 30R, 16D, 3 Other Thomas B. Catron (R) Albert B. Fall (R) [7] Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D)
1915 33R, 14D, 2 Other
1917 Ezequiel C. de Baca (D)[8] 14R, 10D 30R, 19D
Washington E. Lindsey (R)[9] Andrieus A. Jones (D) [10]
1919 Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo (R) 14R, 10D 30R, 19D
1920 Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R)
1921 Merritt C. Mechem (R) Holm O. Bursum (R) [11]
1923 James F. Hinkle (D) 33D, 16R
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R)
1925 Arthur T. Hannett (D) 13R, 11D 28D, 21R Sam G. Bratton (D) [12]
1927 Richard C. Dillon (R) 28D, 21R Bronson M. Cutting (R)
Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo (R) Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R)
1929 18R, 6D 37R, 12D
Bronson M. Cutting (R)
1931 Arthur Seligman (D)[8] 16R, 8D 28D, 21R
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D)
1933 Andrew W. Hockenhull (D)[9] 20D, 4R 41D, 8R Carl Hatch (D) [13]
1934 42D, 7R
1935 Clyde Tingley (D) 18D, 6R 37D, 12R Dennis Chavez (D)
1937 23D, 1R 47D, 2R
1939 John E. Miles (D) 42D, 7R
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D)
1941 21D, 3R 40D, 9R
1943 John J. Dempsey (D) Cecilia T. Cleveland (D) 33D, 16R 2D
1944 Clyde P. McCulloh (D) [14] Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D)
1945 18D, 6R 30D, 19R
1947 Thomas J. Mabry (D) Joseph Montoya (D) Alicia Valdéz Romero (D)
1948 Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley (D)
1949 Joe L. Martinez (D) Guy Shepard (D) 19D, 5R 36D, 13R Clinton P. Anderson (D)
1951 Edwin L. Mechem (R) Tibo J. Chavéz (D) Beatrice Roach Gottlieb (D) Robert D. Castner (D) 18D, 6R 46D, 9R
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard M. Nixon (R)
1953 Richard H. Robinson (D) E.S. Johnny Walker (D) 22D, 9R 28R, 27D
1955 John F. Simms (D) Joseph Montoya (D)[15] Natalie Smith Buck (D) J.D. Hannah (D) [16] 23D, 9R 51D, 4R
1957 Edwin L. Mechem (R) Fred M. Standley (D) Ben Chavez (R) [17] Murray E. Morgan (D) 24D, 8R 43D, 23R
1958 Vacant
1959 John Burroughs (D) Ed V. Mead (D) Betty Fiorina (D) Frank B. Zinn (D) [18] Robert D. Castner (D) Joe Callaway (D) 60D, 6R
1960 Hilton A. Dickson Jr.[19] John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson (D)
1961 Edwin L. Mechem (R)[20] Tom Bolack (R) Earl E. Hartley (D) E.S. Johnny Walker (D) 28D, 4R 59D, 7R
1962 Tom Bolack (R)[9] Vacant
1963 Jack M. Campbell (D) Mack Easley (D) [21] Alberta Miller (D) Alex J. Armijo (D) Joseph B. Grant (D) 55D, 11R Edwin L. Mechem (R)
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D)
1965 Boston E. Witt (D) Guyton B. Hays (D) 59D, 18R Joseph Montoya (D)
1967 David F. Cargo (R) E. Lee Francis (R) Ernestine Duràn Evans (D) Harold G. Thompson (R) H.E. Thomas Jr. (R) [22] 25D, 17R 45D, 25R
1968 Merrill B. Johns (R) [23] Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R)
1969 James A. Maloney (D) Jesse D. Kornegay (D) Alex J. Armijo (D) 44D, 26R 2R
1971 Bruce King (D) Roberto Mondragon (D) Betty Fiorina (D) David L. Norvell (D) Frank M. Olmstead (D) 28D, 14R 48D, 22R 1R, 1D
1973 30D, 12R 51D, 19R Pete Domenici (R)
1974 50D, 20R
1975 Jerry Apodaca (D) Robert Ferguson (D) Ernestine Durán Evans Toney Anaya (D) Max R. Sanchez (D) [24] Edward M. Murphy (D) Phil R. Lucero (D) 29D, 13R 51D, 19R
1976 30D, 12R Gerald R. Ford and Bob Dole (R)
1977 33D, 9R 48D, 22R Harrison Schmitt (R)
1978 Alvino E. Castillo (D)[25]
1979 Bruce King (D) Roberto Mondragon (D) Shirley Hooper (D) Jeff Bingaman (D) Jan Alan Hartkey (D) Alex J. Armijo (D) 37 Coalition, 30D, 3R[26]
1980 32D, 10R George H. W. Bush (R)
1981 22D, 20R 37 Coalition, 31D, 2R[27] 2R
1982 23D, 19R
1983 Toney Anaya (D) Mike Runnels (D) Clara Padilla Jones (D) Paul Bardacke (D) Albert Romero (D) Earl E. Hartley (D) [28] Jim Baca (D) 46D, 24R Jeff Bingaman (D) 2R, 1D
1984 47D, 23R
1985 25 Coalition, 17D[29] 36 Coalition, 33D, 1R[30]
1986 James B. Lewis (D) [31] 22R, 20D[32]
23 Coalition, 18R, 1D[33]
1987 Garrey Carruthers (R) Jack L. Stahl (R) Rebecca Vigil-Giron (D) Hal Stratton (R) Harroll H. Adams (D) W.R. Humphries (R) 24 Coalition, 18R[34] 47D, 23R
1988 23 Coalition, 16D, 3R[35] 46D, 24R George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R)
1989 26D, 16R 45D, 25R
1990 25D, 17R
1991 Bruce King (D) Casey Luna (D) Stephanie Gonzales (D) Tom Udall (D) Robert Vigil (D) David W. King (D) Jim Baca (D) [36] 26D, 16R 49D, 21R
1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D)
1993 Ray Powell (D) [37] 27D, 15R 53D, 17R
1995 Gary Johnson (R) Walter Bradley (R) Michael A. Montoya (D) 46D, 24R
1997 25D, 17R 42D, 28R
1998 1R, 1D[38]
2R, 1D
1999 Rebecca Vigil-Giron (D) Patricia A. Madrid (D) Domingo Martinez (D) 40D, 30R
2000 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D)
2001 21 Coalition, 21D[39] 42D, 28R
2003 Bill Richardson (D) Diane Denish (D) Robert Vigil (D) [40] Patrick H. Lyons (R) 24D, 18R 43D, 27R
2004 Dick Cheney (R)
2005 Douglas Brown (R)[41] 42D, 28R
2007 Mary Herrera (D) Gary King (D) Hector Balderas (D) James B. Lewis (D)
2008 Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D)
2009 23 Coalition, 19D[42] 45D, 25R Tom Udall (D) 3D
2011 Susana Martinez (R) John Sanchez (R) Dianna Duran (R) Ray Powell (D) 36D, 33R, 1I 2D, 1R
2013 25D, 17R 38D, 32R Martin Heinrich (D)
2014 37D, 33R
2015 Hector Balderas (D) Tim Keller (D) Tim Eichenberg (D) Aubrey Dunn (R) 24D, 18R[43] 37R, 33D
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Auditor Treasurer Comm. of Pub. Lands State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Governor of New Mexico Territory.
  2. ^ Stephen W. Kearny declared New Mexico a territory in 1846 and installed Charles Bent as governor. Congress revoked Kearny's declaration in 1847, and thus New Mexico had no governor from 1847 until 1851.
  3. ^ Resigned in 1852 to return to his native state of Georgia
  4. ^ The territory broke into two and then three during Connelly's tenure due to the American Civil War and administrative problems.
  5. ^ Suspended by the United States Secretary of the Interior for misconduct in 1878.
  6. ^ Resigned in 1910 to become a framer in the New Mexico Constitutional Convention.
  7. ^ Resigned, 1921
  8. ^ a b Died in office.
  9. ^ a b c As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
  10. ^ Died in office, 1927
  11. ^ Bursum was appointed on March 11, 1921 after Fall resigned to become Secretary of the Interior
  12. ^ Resigned in 1933 to become a Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  13. ^ Appointed to the Bratton vacancy in 1933 who had resigned to accept a Judicial Post
  14. ^ McCulloh was appointed to the Chase vacancy by Governor Dempsey in 1944
  15. ^ Resigned in April 1957, after being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives
  16. ^ Hannah died in the month of July 1957
  17. ^ Chavez was appointed to the Hannah vacancy by Governor Mechem on August 12, 1957
  18. ^ Resigned in 1959
  19. ^ Appointed to the Zinn vacancy by Governor Burroughs in 1959
  20. ^ Resigned in order to be appointed to the United States Senate by his successor.
  21. ^ The Governor and Lt. Governor of a given political party have been elected as a team since November 1964
  22. ^ Resigned, December 19, 1967
  23. ^ Appointed by Governor Gargo in January 1978
  24. ^ Resigned, April 11, 1978
  25. ^ Appointed to the Sanchez vacancy by Governor Apodaca in April 1978.
  26. ^ Coalition of 11 Democrats and 26 Republicans controlled the House Majority and elected a Democratic Speaker.
  27. ^ Coalition of 10 Democrats and 27 Republicans controlled the House Majority and elected a Democratic Speaker.
  28. ^ Resigned, November 1985
  29. ^ Coalition of 8 Democrats and 15 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority.
  30. ^ Coalition of 10 Democrats and 26 Republicans controlled the House Majority and elected a Democratic Speaker.
  31. ^ Lewis was appointed on December 12, 1985 by Governor Anaya
  32. ^ A Democrat switched parties to become a Republican.
  33. ^ Coalition of 19 Democrats and 4 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority during a special session in September 1986.
  34. ^ Coalition of 21 Democrats and 3 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority.
  35. ^ Coalition of 5 Democrats and 18 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority.
  36. ^ Resigned, May 19, 1993 to become U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director
  37. ^ Appointed to the Baca vacancy by Bruce King on May 13, 1993
  38. ^ Republican Steven Schiff died March 25, 1998.
  39. ^ Coalition of 3 Democrats and 18 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority. The Lieutenant Governor broke the tie.
  40. ^ Resigned, October 26, 2005
  41. ^ Appointed by Governor Richardson on November 7, 2005.
  42. ^ Coalition of 8 Democrats and 15 Republicans controlled the Senate Majority.
  43. ^ Sen. Phil Griego (D-39) resigned on March 14 over a scandal involving state building sale. A Republican, Ted Barela, was appointed to replace him on April 3. [1]

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