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Kim Stewart leads five-way race for Doa Ana County Sheriff

The incumbent sheriff of Doña Ana County appears to be out of office after Tuesday’s primary election.

Investigator Kim Stewart led a 5-way race with 31-percent of the vote, followed by former Undersheriff Eddie Lerma, and incumbent Enrique ‘Kiki’ Vigil.

Larry Anthony Roybal and Carlos Preciado were far behind. The winner faces Republican Todd Garrison, the former sheriff.

Here are the rest of the results in Tuesday’s primary election:

For Democratic County Commissioner District 1, Lynn Ellins led Tuesday night with 39-percent of the vote. Challenger Antoinette Reyes was behind Ellins with nearly 23-percent of the vote. For Republican County Commissioner District 1, John Zimmerman easily led challenger Roberto Martinez with 80-percent of the vote. For Democratic County Commissioner District 5, Karen Trujillo led with 55-percent of the vote, leading challengers Oscar Butler, Manuel Sanchez, and Dickie Apodaca. For Democratic State Rep. District 33, Micaela Lara Cadena led with 53-percent of the vote, over challengers Mary White and Guenevere McMahon. The winner faces Republican candidate Charles Wendler in November. For Democratic State Rep. District 34, Raymundo Lara led challenger Bealquin Bill Gomez with 53-percent of the vote. For Democratic State Rep. District 52, Doreen Gallegos easily led challenger Jamie Castillo with 79-percent of the vote. The winner faces Republican David Cheek in November. For Democratic State Rep. District 53, Willie Madrid led challenger Javier Gonzalez with 68-percent of the vote. The winner faces Republican Rickie Little in November. For Democratic Commissioner of Public Lands, Stephanie Garcia Richard led challengers Garrett Veneklasen and George Munoz with almost 50-percent of the vote. The winner faces Republican Patrick Lyons and Libertarian Michael Lucero in November. For Democratic Public Regulatory Commission District 5, Stephen Fischmann led challenger Sandy Jones with 57-percent of the vote. For Republican Public Regulatory Commission District 5, Chris Mathys led challengers Ben Hall and Joseph Bizzell with 40-percent of the vote. For Democratic District Court Judge Division 8, Grace Duran led the 5-way race with 38-percent of the vote. Richard Jaquez had 24-percent, with challengers Jeanne Quintero, Isabel Jerabek, and Dania Gardea lagging behind. For Democratic County Assessor, Leticia Benavidez led with 52-percent of the vote over challenger Paul Ponce. The winner faces Republican Christopher Schoonover in November.


Albuquerque attorney Brian Colon has won the Democratic nomination in the race for New Mexico state auditor. He will face off against the sole Republican challenger, State Auditor Wayne Johnson, in the November general election. Republican Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Johnson to the position after Democrat Tim Keller stepped down and took over as Albuquerque mayor.

State Rep. Yvette Herrell has won the Republican nomination for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District as the party looks to keep control of the seat along the U.S.-Mexico border. Herrell on Tuesday finished ahead of a field that included former state GOP chairman Monty Newman and former U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs official Gavin Clarkson.

She will face Democratic nominee Xochitl Torres Small, a Las Cruces attorney, in November’s general election. The congressional race is one of many expected to draw national attention because it may help determine which party controls the U.S. House.

State Sen. Howie Morales has won the Democratic nomination for New Mexico lieutenant governor. He beat out two other experienced politicians to win Tuesday’s primary. He raised more campaign cash than his rivals.

Democrat U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham won the nomination for governor over Sen. Joseph Cervantes and Jeff Apodaca, a former media executive.

The sole Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, Michelle Garcia Holmes, is a former law enforcement officer. She’ll be paired with Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce.

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