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New Mexico's 3rd congressional district

New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District serves the northern half of New Mexico, including the state's Capital, Santa Fe. The district has a significant Native American presence, encompassing most of the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation situated in the northwest corner of the state and most of the Puebloan peoples reservations.[3] The current Representative is Democrat Ben Ray Luján.

New Mexico's 3rd congressional district
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New Mexico's 3rd congressional district since January 3, 2013
Representative
  Ben Ray Luján
DSanta Fe
Distribution
  • 62.70% urban
  • 37.30% rural
Population (2000)606,240
Median income$47,325[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVID+8[2]

VotingEdit

Election results from presidential races[4]

Year Office Result
2000 President Gore 52 - 43%
2004 President Kerry 54 - 45%
2008 President Obama 61 - 38%
2012 President Obama 57 - 39%[5]
2016 President Clinton 52 - 37%

List of members representing the districtEdit

Election resultsEdit

198219841986198819901992199419961997 (Special)199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020

1982Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson 84,669 64.49
Republican Marjorie Bell Chambers 46,466 35.39
Write-in 158 0.12
Total votes 131,293 100.0
Democratic win (new seat)

1984Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 100,470 60.81
Republican Louis H. Gallegos 62,351 37.74
Libertarian Shirley Machocky Jones 2,388 1.45
Total votes 165,209 100.0
Democratic hold

1986Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 95,760 71.30
Republican David F. Cargo 38,552 28.70
Total votes 134,312 100.0
Democratic hold

1988Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 124,938 73.11
Republican Cecilia M. Salazar 45,954 26.89
Total votes 170,892 100.0
Democratic hold

1990Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 104,225 74.46
Republican Phil T. Archuletta 35,751 25.54
Total votes 139,976 100.0
Democratic hold

1992Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 122,850 67.42
Republican F. Gregg Bemis, Jr. 54,569 29.95
Libertarian Ed Nagel 4,798 2.63
Total votes 182,217 100.0
Democratic hold

1994Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 99,900 63.59
Republican F. Gregg Bemis, Jr. 53,515 34.06
Libertarian Ed Nagel 3,697 2.35
Total votes 157,112 100.0
Democratic hold

1996Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996: New Mexico District 3[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson (incumbent) 124,594 67.25
Republican Bill Redmond 56,580 30.54
Libertarian Ed Nagel 4,097 2.21
Total votes 185,271 100.0
Democratic hold

1997 (Special)Edit

New Mexico's 3rd congressional district special election, 1997[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Redmond 43,559 42.75
Democratic Eric P. Serna 40,542 39.79
Green Carol Miller 17,101 16.78
Libertarian Ed Nagel 393 0.39
Reform Daniel Pearlman 304 0.30
Total votes 101,899 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

1998Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998: New Mexico District 3[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Udall 91,248 53.16
Republican Bill Redmond (incumbent) 74,266 43.27
Green Carol Miller 6,103 3.56
Write-in 32 0.01
Total votes 171,649 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2000Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000: New Mexico District 3[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Udall (incumbent) 135,040 67.18
Republican Lisa L. Lutz 65,979 32.82
Total votes 201,019 100.0
Democratic hold

2002Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002: New Mexico District 3[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Udall (incumbent) 122,921 100.00
Total votes 122,921 100.0
Democratic hold

2004Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004: New Mexico District 3[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Udall (incumbent) 175,269 68.68
Republican Gregory M. Tucker 79,935 31.32
Total votes 255,204 100.0
Democratic hold

2006Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006: New Mexico District 3[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Udall (incumbent) 144,880 74.64
Republican Ronald M. Dolin 49,219 25.36
Total votes 194,099 100.0
Democratic hold

2008Edit

2008 Primary ElectionEdit

2008 Democratic Primary Congressional Election, District 3[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Ray Luján 26,667 41.58
Democratic Don Wiviott 16,314 25.44
Democratic Benny J. Shendo, Jr. 10,113 15.77
Democratic Harry Montoya 7,205 11.23
Democratic Jon Adams 1,993 3.11
Democratic Rudy Martin 1,838 2.87
2008 Republican Primary Congressional Election, District 3[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel K. East 14,767 53.89
Republican Marco Gonzales 12,634 46.11

2008 General ElectionEdit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008: New Mexico District 3[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Ray Luján 161,292 56.74
Republican Daniel K. East 86,618 30.47
Independent Carol Miller 36,348 12.79
Total votes 284,258 100.0
Democratic hold

2010Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010: New Mexico District 3[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Ray Luján (incumbent) 120,057 56.99
Republican Thomas E. Mullins 90,621 43.01
Total votes 210,678 100.0
Democratic hold

2012Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012: New Mexico District 3[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Ray Luján (Incumbent) 167,103 63.12
Republican Jefferson L. Byrd 97,616 36.88
Total votes 264,719 100.0
Democratic hold

2014Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014: New Mexico District 3[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Ray Luján (Incumbent) 113,249 61.52
Republican Jefferson Byrd 70,775 38.45
Republican Thomas Hook (Write-In) 52 0.03
Total votes 184,076 100
Democratic hold

2016Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016: New Mexico District 3[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Ray Luján (Incumbent) 170,612 62.42
Republican Michael H. Romero 102,730 37.58
Total votes 273,342 100
Democratic hold

2018Edit

United States House of Representatives elections, 2018: New Mexico District 3
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Ray Luján (Incumbent) 155,201 63.04
Republican Jerald S. McFall 76,427 31.02
Total votes 244,893 100
Democratic hold

Living former MembersEdit

As of January 2019, there are three living former members.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Bill Richardson 1983–1997 (1947-11-15) November 15, 1947 (age 72)
William T. Redmond 1997–1999 (1954-01-28) January 28, 1954 (age 65)
Tom Udall 1999–2009 (1948-05-18) May 18, 1948 (age 71)

Historical district boundariesEdit

 
2003 - 2013

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=35&cd=03
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Pueblos, Tribes & Nations". www.newmexico.org. Retrieved 2018-06-22.
  4. ^ Presidential Election Results, by district, swingstateproject.com
  5. ^ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Av8O-dN2giY6dEFCOFZ4ZnlKS0x3M3Y0WHd5aWFDWkE&single=true&gid=0&output=html
  6. ^ 1982 Election Results
  7. ^ 1984 Election Results
  8. ^ 1986 Election Results
  9. ^ 1988 Election Results
  10. ^ 1990 Election Results
  11. ^ 1992 Election Results
  12. ^ 1994 Election Results
  13. ^ 1996 Election Results
  14. ^ 1997 Special Election Results
  15. ^ 1998 Election Results
  16. ^ 2000 Election Results
  17. ^ 2002 Election Results
  18. ^ 2004 Election Results
  19. ^ 2006 Election Results
  20. ^ 2008 Primary Results
  21. ^ 2008 Primary Results
  22. ^ 2008 Election Results
  23. ^ 2010 Election Results
  24. ^ "Statewide Results". New Mexico Secretary of State.
  25. ^ "Official Results General Election - November 4, 2014". New Mexico Secretary of State. November 4, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  26. ^ "Election Night Results - November 8, 2016". New Mexico Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-07.

Coordinates: 36°00′35″N 105°49′55″W / 36.00972°N 105.83194°W / 36.00972; -105.83194