NM 2020 Primary election survey responses and incumbent grades

NM 2020 Primary election survey responses and incumbent grades

  • Post published:May 22, 2020
  • Post category:News

New Mexico Business Coalition has been reaching out to all House and Senate candidates participating in a primary race this year to learn more about their positions on the issues that matter most to business owners and operators. Because the candidates running in these primary races do not have a voting record for citizens to review, our candidate survey seeks to provide voters with a sampling of where they stand on a business related matters from tax reform to regulations and everything in between. 

Below are the complete and unedited responses from every candidate who participated that has an upcoming primary race ordered by district. If you do not know what district you are in, you can easily look it up HERE. Candidates that have no competition for the primary will have their responses published after the primary and as the state draws closer to the November general election. Incumbent members of the NM House and Senate are included below with an A-F letter grade based on their voting history, support for less government interference, and efforts to encourage a healthy business environment for the state.

NM House Primary Races

House District 11

  • Republican Candidate Stella Padilla
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Republican Candidate Adrian Trujillo 
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

House District 13

House district 14

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: Miguel Garcia – F
  • Democratic Candidate Robert Chavez
    • This Candidate has not responded to our survey yet

House district 17

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: Deborah Armstrong – F
  • Democratic Candidate Laura Lucero Y Ruiz De Gutierrez
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

House District 20

  • Democratic Candidate Meredith Dixon
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Democratic Candidate Ilena Estrella 
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

House District 23

House District 27

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: Marian Matthews – F
  • Democratic Candidate William Orr
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Republican Candidate Jill Michel
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Republican Candidate Robert Godshall

House District 34

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: Raymundo Lara – D
  • Democratic Candidate Bealquin Gomez
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

House District 39

House District 40

  • Democratic Candidate Roger Montoya
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Democratic Candidate Matthew Gonzales
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

House District 42

  • Democratic Candidate Kristina Ortez
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Democratic Candidate Mark Gallegos
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Republican Candidate Paul Martinez
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Republican Candidate Linda Calhoun
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

House District 45

House District 50

House District 61

  • Republican Candidate Randall Pettigrew
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Republican Candidate David Snider 
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

House District 65

House District 70

NM Senate Primary Races

Senate District 3

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: Shannon Pinto – F
  • Democratic Candidate Dineh Benally
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Democratic Candidate Shawn Nelson
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

Senate District 4 

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: George Muños – B
  • Democratic Candidate Noreen Kelly
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

Senate District 5

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: Richard Martinez – D
  • Democratic Candidate Leo Jaramillo
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

Senate District 8

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: Pete Campos – F
  • Democratic Candidate Connie Trujillo
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

Senate District 9

  • Democratic Candidate Ben Rodefer
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Democratic Candidate Kevin Lucero
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Democratic Candidate Jodilynn Ortiz
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Democratic Candidate Brenda McKenna
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Republican Candidate Tania Dennis
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Republican Candidate John Clark
  • Republican Candidate Bridget Condon
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

Senate District 10

Senate District 17

Senate District 19

  • Republican Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: James White – C+
  • Republican Candidate NMBC Performance Rating: Gregg Schmedes – A

Senate District 20

Senate District 28

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: Senator Gabriel Ramos – B
  • Democratic Candidate Siah Correa Hemphill
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

Senate District 30

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: Senator Clemente Sanchez – B
  • Democratic Candidate Pamela Cordova
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Democratic Candidate Kelly Zunie
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Republican Candidate Joshua Sanchez
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

Senate District 31

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: Joseph Cervantes – F
  • Democratic Candidate Melissa Ontiveros
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Democratic Candidate Arturo Terrazas
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

Senate District 33

  • Republican Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: William Burt – B
  • Republican Candidate Christopher Hensley
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

Senate District 35

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: Senator John Arthur Smith – B
  • Democratic Candidate Neomi Martinez-Parra
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

Senate District 36

  • Republican Candidate Roger Baker
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Republican Candidate Kimberly Skaggs
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

Senate District 38

  • Democratic Incumbent NMBC Performance rating: Senator Mary Kay Papen – C
  • Democratic Candidate Tracy Perry 
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet
  • Democratic Candidate Carrie Hamblen
    • This candidate has not responded to our survey yet

Senate District 39

Senate District 41