Unofficial results from the New Mexico Secretary of State’s website shows Democrats Cynthia Borrego, Joy Garratt and Barbara Christine Baca all won their elections Tuesday by wide margins while Republican Robert Henry Moss is leading by a dozen votes.
NM House District 68
Moss is leading the race for District 68 State House with 5,590 votes. Democrat Charlotte Little has 5,578 with all 32 precincts reporting. The SOS website shows there could be a possible recount for this race.
NM House District 17
Democrat Borrego won the election for state representative for District 17 with nearly 600 more votes than Republican Ellis McMath. Borrego is a former member of the Albuquerque City Council, representing District 5. She left the office in 2021.
“The most important function of government is to ensure a safe community,” Borrego wrote on her campaign site. “My number one priority: fund more police, more training, community policing and police aid is our first step.”
NM House District 29
Incumbent Garratt, a Democrat, defeated Republican Gregory Cunningham by more than 800 votes to win State House District 29. Garratt said her priorities are reducing crime and homeless, and improving education and Westside schools.
“In the New Mexico State House I make your priorities my priorities and that’s my approach to representing the Westside in Santa Fe,” Garratt wrote on her campaign site. “I work each day to make our communities better places for everyone to live.”
Bernalillo Co. Commissioner District 1
Democrat Barbara Christine Baca had the biggest victory of Westside races, topping Michela Chavez by more than 12,000 votes to win Bernalillo County Commission District 1.
“My priorities are what matters most to our families: improving the safety of communities; supporting the development of mental and behavioral health facilities to reduce addiction, homelessness, and crime; and creating good paying, long-term jobs,” Baca wrote on her campaign site.