CVNM & CVNM Action Fund Endorsements – 2020 General

Conservation Voters New Mexico Action Fund is a nonpartisan “coordinated” political action committee (PAC) that works to elect pro-conservation candidates and to defeat anti-conservation candidates at the state level up to the amount allowed by New Mexico campaign finance laws. The goal of CVNM & CVNM Action Fund’s endorsement process is to use the power of endorsements and political action to implement and reinforce our cycle of accountability to build the strongest possible conservation policy outcomes at the state level.

CVNM Action Fund’s 2020 General Election endorsements include 33 House candidates, for eight of whom this marks their initiation into legislative politics. Among the Senate candidates, five are new to the legislative electoral process.

The large slate of endorsed candidates joins four additional Conservation Champion incumbents that CVNM Action Fund automatically endorsed earlier this year, along with 15 candidates, both incumbents and newcomers, who were endorsed by the Action Fund and won their primary election.

CVNM Action Fund General Election Endorsements (candidates marked with an * were endorsed during the primary election and won):

New Mexico House of Representatives: 

HD 4 – Rep. Anthony Allison

HD 6 – Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon

HD 8 – Paul Kinzelman

HD 10 – Rep. G. Andrés Romero

HD 11 – Rep. Javier Martinez

HD 12 – Brittney Barreras

HD 13 – Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero*

HD 14 – Rep. Miguel Garcia*

HD 15 – Rep. Day Hochman-Vigil

HD 16 – Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas

HD 17 – Rep. Deborah Armstrong*

HD 19 – Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton

HD 20 – Meredith Dixon*

HD 21 – Rep. Debra Sariñana

HD 22 – Jessica Velasquez

HD 23 – Rep. Daymon Ely

HD 24 – Rep. Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson

HD 25 – Rep. Christine Trujillo

HD 27 – Rep. Marian Matthews*

HD 28 – Rep. Melanie Stansbury

HD 29 – Rep. Joy Garratt

HD 30 – Rep. Natalie Figueroa

HD 31 – Julie Brenning

HD 33 – Rep. Micaela Lara Cadena

HD 35 – Rep. Angelica Rubio

HD 36 – Rep. Nathan Small

HD 37 – Rep. Joanne Ferrary

HD 38 – Karen Whitlock

HD 39 – Rep. Rodolpho “Rudy” Martinez

HD 40 – Roger Montoya*

HD 42 – Kristina Ortez*

HD 43 – Rep. Christine Chandler

HD 44 – Gary Tripp

HD 45 – Linda Serrato*

HD 46 – Rep. Andrea Romero

HD 47 – House Speaker Brian Egolf*

HD 50 – Rep. Matthew McQueen*

HD 51 – Jeff Swanson

HD 52 – Rep. Doreen Gallegos

HD 53 – Rep. Willie Madrid

HD 57 – Billie Helean

HD 65 – Rep. Derrick Lente*

HD 68 – Rep. Karen Bash

HD 69 – Rep. Harry Garcia

New Mexico State Senate:

SD 3 – Senator Shannon Pinto*

SD 5 – Leo Jaramillo

SD 8 – Senator Pete Campos*

SD 9 – Brenda McKenna*

SD 10 – Katy Duhigg*

SD 11 – Senator Linda Lopez

SD 12 – Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino

SD 13 – Senator Bill O’Neill

SD 14 – Senator Michael Padilla

SD 15 – Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto

SD 16 – Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

SD 17 – Senator Mimi Stewart*

SD 18 – Senator Bill Tallman

SD 19 – Claudia Risner

SD 20 – Martin Hickey

SD 21 – Athena Christodoulou

SD 22 – Senator Benny Shendo, Jr.

SD 23 – Harold Pope, Jr.

SD 24 – Senator Nancy Rodriguez

SD 25 – Senator Majority Leader Peter Wirth

SD 26 – Senator Jacob Candelaria

SD 28 – Siah Correa Hemphill*

SD 30 – Pam Cordova*

SD 31 – Senator Joseph Cervantes

SD 35 – Neomi Martinez-Parra*

SD 36 – Senator Jeff Steinborn

SD 37 – Senator William “Bill” Soules

SD 38 – Carrie Hamblen*

SD 39 – Senator Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics

Public Regulation Commission:

  • Commissioner Cynthia Hall for the District 1 seat
  • Joseph Maestas for the District 3 seat

Grant County Commission:

  • Grant County Commission, District 3 – Commissioner Alicia Edwards
  • Grant County Commission, District 4 – Marilyn Alcorn
  • Grant County Commission, District 5 – Commissioner Harry Browne

CVNM & CVNM Action Fund Endorsements – 2020 Primary

The 2020 primary election endorsements build on the conservation majority that won seats in the 2016 and 2018 general elections. If elected, these candidates will strengthen the political voice for the future of New Mexico’s air, land, water and communities.

We need a Legislature that reflects New Mexico’s diverse communities, that will support equity and inclusion in decision-making, and that reflects our shared values for protecting our air, land and water. We need new voices in New Mexico’s politics who will not look backwards in an attempt to “return to normal” but who will look forward to a new, diversified, clean energy economy with a healthy environment and sustainable, reliable state revenues.

Find out more about the impact of COVID-19 on voting in the 2020 primary.

2020 Primary Endorsements

CVNM Action Fund Primary Election Endorsements

New Mexico House of Representatives
HD 13 – Rep. Patricia Royal Caballero (97% CVNM Score)
HD 14 – Rep. Miguel Garcia (96% CVNM Score)
HD 17 – Rep. Debbie Armstrong (95% CVNM score)
HD 20 – Meredith Dixon
HD 27 – Rep. Marian Matthews
HD 40 – Roger Montoya
HD 42 – Kristina Ortez
HD 45 – Linda Serrato
HD 47 – House Speaker Brian Egolf (98% CVNM Score)
HD 50 – Rep. Matthew McQueen (96% CVNM Score)
HD 65 – Rep. Derrick Lente (93% CVNM score)
HD 70 – Anita Gonzales

New Mexico State Senate
SD 3 – Senator Shannon Pinto
SD 4 – Noreen Kelly
SD 8 – Senator Pete Campos (89% CVNM score in 2019)
SD 9 – Dual Endorsement: Brenda McKenna, Ben Rodefer
SD 10 – Katy Duhigg
SD 17 – Senator Mimi Stewart (98% CVNM score)
SD 20 – Rebecca “Puck” Stair
SD 28 – Siah Correa Hemphill
SD 30 – Pam Cordova
SD 35 – Neomi Martinez-Parra

New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
District 3 – Brian Harris

Grant County Commission
District 5 – Commissioner Harry Browne


Paid for by CVNM Action Fund. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.