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New Mexico's 2nd congressional district

 

New Mexico's 2nd congressional district

New Mexico's 2nd congressional district
New Mexico's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
New Mexico's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Steve Pearce (RHobbs)
Distribution 70.82% urban, 29.18% rural
Population (2000) 606,406
Median income $29,269
Ethnicity 68.8% White, 2.6% Black, 0.6% Asian, 47.3% Hispanic, 5.5% Native American, 1.0% other
Cook PVI R+5

New Mexico's second congressional district to the United States House of Representatives serves the southern half of New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Roswell and parts of Albuquerque. Geographically, it is the sixth largest district in the nation, and the largest not to comprise an entire state. It is currently represented by Republican Steve Pearce who has held the seat since 2011. Pearce previously represented the district from 2003 to 2009.

Contents

  • Voting 1
  • List of representatives 2
  • Election results 3
    • 1968 3.1
    • 1970 3.2
    • 1972 3.3
    • 1974 3.4
    • 1976 3.5
    • 1978 3.6
    • 1980 3.7
    • 1982 3.8
    • 1984 3.9
    • 1986 3.10
    • 1988 3.11
    • 1990 3.12
    • 1992 3.13
    • 1994 3.14
    • 1996 3.15
    • 1998 3.16
    • 2000 3.17
    • 2002 3.18
    • 2004 3.19
    • 2006 3.20
    • 2008 3.21
    • 2010 3.22
  • Historical district boundaries 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Voting

Election results from presidential races[1]

Year Office Result
2000 President Bush 54 - 43%
2004 President Bush 58 - 41%
2008 President McCain 50 - 49%
2012 President Romney 51.7% - 44.9%[2]

List of representatives

District borders are periodically redrawn and some District residences may no longer be in the District.

Representative Party Years Congress District Home Electoral history
District created January 3, 1969 Districts were created from the former at-large district
Ed Foreman Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1971
91st Portales Elected in 1968

Lost re-election
Harold L. Runnels Democratic January 3, 1971 –
August 5, 1980
92nd Lovington First elected in 1970

Died
93rd
94th
95th
96th
Vacant August 5, 1980 –
January 3, 1981
96th
Joe Skeen Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 2003
97th Roswell First elected in 1980

Retired
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Steve Pearce Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
108th Hobbs First elected in 2002

Retired to run for U.S. Senate
109th
110th
Harry Teague Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
111th Hobbs Elected in 2008

Lost re-election
Steve Pearce Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
112th Hobbs Re-elected in 2010
113th

Election results

1968 • 1970 • 1972 • 1974 • 1976 • 1978 • 1980 • 1982 • 1984 • 1986 • 1988 • 1990 • 1992 • 1994 • 1996 • 1998 • 2000 • 2002 • 2004 • 2006 • 2008 • 2010

1968

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968: New Mexico District 2[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Foreman 71,857 50.48
Democratic E. S. Johnny Walker 69,858 49.08
Independent Wilfredo Sedillo 633 0.44
Total votes 142,348 100.0
Republican win (new seat)

1970

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold L. Runnels 64,518 51.37
Republican Ed Foreman (incumbent) 61,074 48.63
Total votes 125,592 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

1972

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold L. Runnels (incumbent) 116,152 72.17
Republican George E. Presson 44,784 27.83
Total votes 160,936 100.0
Democratic hold

1974

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold L. Runnels (incumbent) 90,127 66.74
Republican Donald W. Trubey 43,045 31.88
American Independent Herbert Horton 1,860 1.38
Total votes 135,032 100.0
Democratic hold

1976

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold L. Runnels (incumbent) 123,563 70.33
Republican Donald W. Trubey 52,131 29.67
Total votes 175,694 100.0
Democratic hold

1978

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold L. Runnels (incumbent) 95,710 100.00
Total votes 95,710 100.0
Democratic hold

1980

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980: New Mexico District 2[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (as a write-in) 61,564 38.00
Democratic David King 55,085 34.00
Independent Dorothy Runnels (as a write-in) 45,343 28.00
Total votes 161,992 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

1982

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 71,021 58.40
Democratic Caleb Chandler 50,599 41.60
Total votes 121,620 100.0
Republican hold

1984

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 116,006 74.33
Democratic Peter R. York 40,063 25.67
Total votes 156,069 100.0
Republican hold

1986

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 77,787 62.88
Democratic Mike Runnels 45,924 37.12
Total votes 123,711 100.0
Republican hold

1988

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 100,324 100.00
Total votes 100,324 100.0
Republican hold

1990

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 80,677 100.00
Total votes 80,677 100.0
Republican hold

1992

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 94,838 56.39
Democratic Dan Sosa, Jr. 73,157 43.50
Write-in 175 0.11
Total votes 168,170 100.0
Republican hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 89,966 63.28
Democratic Benjamin Anthony Chavez 45,316 31.87
Green Rex R. Johnson 6,898 4.85
Total votes 142,180 100.0
Republican hold

1996

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996: New Mexico District 2[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 95,091 55.93
Democratic E. Shirley Baca 74,915 44.07
Total votes 170,006 100.0
Republican hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998: New Mexico District 2[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 85,077 57.93
Democratic E. Shirley Baca 61,796 42.07
Total votes 146,873 100.0
Republican hold

2000

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000: New Mexico District 2[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 100,742 58.11
Democratic Michael A. Montoya 72,614 41.89
Total votes 173,356 100.0
Republican hold

2002

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002: New Mexico District 2[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce 79,631 56.23
Democratic John Arthur Smith 61,916 43.72
Green George L. Dewey (as a write-in) 43 0.03
Republican Padraig M. Lynch (as a write-in) 39 0.02
Total votes 141,629 100.0
Republican hold

2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004: New Mexico District 2[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce (incumbent) 130,498 60.20
Democratic Gary King 86,292 39.80
Total votes 216,790 100.0
Republican hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006: New Mexico District 2[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce (incumbent) 92,620 59.42
Democratic Albert Kissling 63,119 40.49
Democratic C. Dean Burk (as a write-in) 135 0.09
Total votes 155,874 100.0
Republican hold

2008

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008: New Mexico District 2[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry Teague 129,572 55.96
Republican Edward R. Tinsley 101,980 44.04
Total votes 231,552 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2010

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010: New Mexico District 2[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce 94,053 55.40
Democratic Harry Teague (incumbent) 75,709 44.60
Total votes 169,762 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013

See also

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company. 
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present
  1. ^ Presidential Election Results, by district, swingstateproject.com
  2. ^ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Av8O-dN2giY6dEFCOFZ4ZnlKS0x3M3Y0WHd5aWFDWkE&single=true&gid=0&output=html
  3. ^ 1968 Election Results
  4. ^ 1970 Election Results
  5. ^ 1972 Election Results
  6. ^ 1974 Election Results
  7. ^ 1976 Election Results
  8. ^ 1978 Election Results
  9. ^ 1980 Election Results
  10. ^ 1982 Election Results
  11. ^ 1984 Election Results
  12. ^ 1986 Election Results
  13. ^ 1988 Election Results
  14. ^ 1990 Election Results
  15. ^ 1992 Election Results
  16. ^ 1994 Election Results
  17. ^ 1996 Election Results
  18. ^ 1998 Election Results
  19. ^ 2000 Election Results
  20. ^ 2002 Election Results
  21. ^ 2004 Election Results
  22. ^ 2006 Election Results
  23. ^ 2008 Election Results
  24. ^ 2010 Election Results

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