Track Record

By the Numbers

2012 General Elections

Of the 33 legislative races in which CVNM made endorsements, 22 of those candidates prevailed and will be representing your environmental values in the New Mexico Legislature.

The conservation community had a great election night! Conservation Voters across the state came out and denied big oil the agenda they spent millions attempting to achieve.

CVNM’s Verde Voters PAC made over 212,000 voter contacts by going door to door, phoning, and mailing voters. We were outspent approximately 6 to 1 by a big oil super PAC — which drew much of its support from big, out of state oil and gas companies. Yet, we prevailed in helping to re-elect Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez — our top priority race — and continuing to build a conservation majority in the New Mexico State House.

Verde Voters PAC also ran its first PAC TV ad in Senate District 29. In House District 43 where we endorsed Stephanie Garcia Richard, Verde Voters PAC knocked on over 8,600 doors in Los Alamos, Santa Fe and rural Sandoval County in a race won by just 309 votes.

Of the 33 legislative races in which CVNM made endorsements*, 22 of those candidates prevailed and will be representing your environmental values in the New Mexico Legislature.

*CVNM does not endorse in uncontested races. Refer to our full endorsement policy for more information.

Here’s a list of our endorsed candidates who won their races:

Senate

SD 14: Sen. Michael Padilla
SD 15: Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto
SD 17: Sen. Timothy Keller
SD 29: Sen. Michael Sanchez
SD 31: Sen. Joseph Cervantes
SD 37: Sen. William Soules

House of Representatives

HD 13: Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero
HD 14: Rep. Miguel Garcia
HD 15: Rep. Emily Kane
HD 18: Rep. Gail Chasey
HD 24: Rep. Elizabeth Thomson
HD 25: Rep. Christine Trujillo
HD 26: Rep. Georgene Louis
HD 33: Rep. Bill McCamley
HD 35: Rep. Jeff Steinborn
HD 36: Rep. Phillip Archuleta
HD 39: Rep. Rodolpho “Rudy” Martinez
HD 43: Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard
HD 48: Rep. Luciano “Lucky” Varela
HD 50: Rep. Stephen Easley
HD 52: Rep. Doreen Gallegos
HD 53: Rep. Nate Cote

Past elections: