DOÑA ANA COUNTY - A total of 15,400 voters in Doña Ana County cast their ballots in Tuesday's primary election, reflecting a turnout of 16.35% of registered major party voters, according to the Doña Ana County Clerk's Office.
This marked a decrease from the 2020 election, when 16,200 Doña Ana County residents cast their ballots, according to the county clerk's office.
“We typically see a decline in voters in the even numbered years where there is not a presidential race,” wrote Doña County Clerk Amanda López Askin in a statement. “We expect that this number will increase with the General Election, where voters who chose not to register with a major party during the Primary, are now eligible to vote. I would like to thank our staff for their diligence in making sure we run a fair and transparent election.”
DEMOCRAT: Former city councilor Gabriel Vasquez declared victory early Tuesday evening against Darshan Nilesh Patel, a rural physician.
REPUBLICAN: Incumbent Yvette Herrell ran unopposed.
Democrat @Gabe_NM said his number one priority in Congress would be the economy. "I think our families are suffering from inflation + record high gas prices." He declared victory this evening as the democratic nominee for N.M's 2nd congressional district ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/XStYTLBlyc— Kate Bieri KVIA ABC-7 (@KateBieri) June 8, 2022
DEMOCRAT: Incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham ran unopposed.
REPUBLICAN: Former television meteorologist Mark Ronchetti won the Republican nomination for governor in New Mexico primary election, defeating Rebecca Dow, Gregory Zanetti, Jay Block and Ethel Maharg.
DEMOCRAT: Raul Torrez declared victory Tuesday night, defeating Brian Colón, who serves as state auditor.
REPUBLICAN: Jeremy Michael Gay ran unopposed.
COUNTY COMMISSION Dist. 1:
DEMOCRAT: Christopher Schaljo-Hernandez, the co-owner of a Mesilla restaurant, defeated incumbent Lynn Ellins and Emma Johnson Ortiz.
REPUBLICAN: Janice Marie Williams ran unopposed.
COUNTY COMMISSION Dist. 3:
DEMOCRAT: Incumbent Shannon Reynolds ran unopposed.
REPUBLICAN: Patricia Susan Kimble ran unopposed.
#Breaking: Incumbent Doña Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart declared victory in her primary at 11:10 p.m. After a very public conflict with the county manager this year, she said she wants state lawmakers to better define the authority of each role. https://t.co/syLg2nAtyW pic.twitter.com/8BW4a0K6cX— Kate Bieri KVIA ABC-7 (@KateBieri) June 8, 2022
DEMOCRAT: Doña Ana County Sheriff Kim Stewart declared victory against former New Mexico State Police captain James Frietze.
REPUBLICAN: Former U.S. Marshal Byron Hollister defeated Omar Chavez, a former El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy and military contractor.