State Office Name Party Rating
NM Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez R 30%
NM State House-1 Thomas Taylor R 30%
NM State House-9 Patricia Lundstrom D 70%
NM State House-10 Henry Saavedra D 60%
NM State House-11 Rick Miera D 60%
NM State House-14 Miguel Garcia D 80%
NM State House-17 Edward Sandoval D 63%
NM State House-18 Gail Chasey D 80%
NM State House-19 Sheryl Stapleton D 50%
NM State House-21 Mimi Stewart D 80%
NM State House-27 Lorenzo Larrañaga R 40%
NM State House-32 Dona Irwin D 60%
NM State House-34 Mary Helen Garcia D 60%
NM State House-38 Dianne Hamilton R 30%
NM State House-40 Nick Salazar D 70%
NM State House-41 Debbie Rodella D 70%
NM State House-42 Roberto Gonzales D 56%
NM State House-48 Luciano Varela D 70%
NM State House-49 Don Tripp R 22%
NM State House-62 Donald Bratton R 40%
NM State House-64 Anna Crook R 22%
NM State House-65 James Madalena, Jr. D 78%
NM State House-69 W. Ken Martinez D 70%
NM State Senate-1 William Sharer R 33%
NM State Senate-3 John Pinto D 29%
NM State Senate-5 Richard Martinez D 33%
NM State Senate-6 Carlos Cisneros D 33%
NM State Senate-8 Pete Campos D 44%
NM State Senate-16 Cisco McSorley D 56%
NM State Senate-19 Sue Wilson Beffort R 44%
NM State Senate-20 William Payne R 33%
NM State Senate-24 Nancy Rodriguez D 56%
NM State Senate-27 Stuart Ingle R 33%
NM State Senate-29 Michael Sanchez D 33%
NM State Senate-31 Joseph Cervantes D 70%
NM State Senate-35 John Smith D 33%
NM State Senate-38 Mary Papen D 33%
NM State Senate-39 Phil Griego D 25%
NM State Senate-41 Carroll Leavell R 25%
NM Secretary of State Dianna Duran R 33%
Rod Adair 33%
Ben Altamirano 11%
Manny Aragon 33%
Marsha Ann Carter Atkin 40%
Shirley Bailey 33%
Ray Begaye 56%
Mark Boitano 22%
William Boykin 30%
George Duval Buffett 30%
Robert Burpo 22%
Joseph Carraro 29%
Max Coll 80%
Kandy Cordova 60%
Kent Cravens 22%
Dede Feldman 78%
Joseph Fidel 33%
Daniel Foley 10%
William Fuller 40%
Mary Jane Garcia 56%
Ron Godbey 50%
Ramsay Gorham 44%
Pauline Gubbels 33%
George Hanosh 20%
John Heaton 60%
Manuel Herrera 56%
Ted Hobbs 20%
Allen Hurt 33%
Timothy Jennings 44%
Don Kidd 33%
Rhonda Sue King 33%
Steve Komadina 33%
Ben Lujan, Sr. 60%
Fred Luna 67%
Patrick Lyons 25%
Roman Maes III 43%
Terry Marquardt 30%
Joseph Mohorovic 20%
Brian Moore 30%
Cynthia Nava 38%
Andrew Nuñez 56%
Al Park 70%
Danice Picraux 89%
Pauline Ponce 60%
Lidio Rainaldi 33%
Leonard Lee Rawson 33%
Bengie Regensberg 60%
Earlene Roberts 33%
Shannon Robinson 11%
Richard Romero 33%
Raymond Ruiz 60%
Judy Vanderstar Russell 50%
Bernadette Sanchez 44%
Daniel Silva 44%
Helen Diane Snyder 44%
Joe Stell, Jr. 56%
James Taylor 40%
John Paul Taylor 70%
Joseph Thompson 0%
James Nicholas Tinnin, Jr. 33%
Sandra Townsend 20%
Patsy Trujillo 60%
Leonard Tsosie 43%
Mario Urioste 60%
Gloria Vaughn 20%
Richard Vigil 70%
Jeannette Wallace 40%
Leo Watchman, Jr. 33%
Donald Whitaker 44%
Walter Williams 30%
Avon Wilson 40%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.