NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – All 70 New Mexico House seats were on the ballot Tuesday. While Democrats have a commanding majority in the House, holding 45 seats to the GOP’s 24, Republicans have been battling to pick up some seats they lost during the blue wave of 2018.
This post will continue to be updated as poll results continue to come in.
State Rep. District 32
District 32 covers Grant, Hidalgo and Luna counties. This seat could flip. Democrat Candie Sweester is in a fight for the seat she has held since 2017 with Republican Jenifer Jones. As of Wednesday morning the race was split 50-50 and a recount is possible.
State Rep. District 44
District 44 covers parts of Rio Rancho and Corrales. This seat could flip. Wednesday morning results show Kathleen Cates with a 52-48 lead over the Republican incumbent Jane Powdrell-Culbert.
State Rep. District 28
District 28 covers parts of Albuquerque. Democrat Pamelya Herndon was appointed to this seat. Republican Nicole Chavez was hoping to turn it red in an area that leans Republican. Herndon has a slight lead by less than 1,000 votes as of Wednesday morning.
State Rep. District 30
District 30 also covers parts of Albuquerque. Democrat incumbent Natailie Figueroa is in the lead over Republican Kurstin Johnson. It has been a Republican seat for 20-plus years until 2018.
State Rep. District 17
In northwest Albuquerque, so far, it’s staying blue with Democrat Cynthia Borrego in the lead over Republican Ellis McMath. Borrego has just over 52% of the votes as of Wednesday morning.
State Rep. District 68
In District 68, Democrat Charlotte Little and Republican Rober Moss are in a tight race for an open seat that covers far northwest Bernalillo County. As of Wednesday morning the race is almost at a 50-50 split.