New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2002

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New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2002

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  Bill Richardson at an event in Kensington, New Hampshire, March 18, 2006.jpg NMLtGovJohnSanchez.jpg
Nominee Bill Richardson John Sánchez David Bacon
Party Democratic Republican Green
Running mate Diane Denish Rod Adair Kathleen Sanchez
Popular vote 268,693 189,074 26,465
Percentage 55.49% 39.05% 5.47%

Governor before election

Gary Johnson
Republican

Elected Governor

Bill Richardson
Democratic

The New Mexico gubernatorial election of 2002 was a race for the Governor of New Mexico. The winner of the election held on November 5, 2002, served from January 1, 2003 until January 1, 2007. Current incumbent, Republican Gary Johnson was term limited. Former U.S. Congressman Bill Richardson won the election. Green Party nominee David Bacon received over 5% of the total vote, including over 11% in Santa Fe County, which was his best showing.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Richardson 147,524 99.80
Democratic Mike Nalley (write-in) 294 0.20
Total votes 147,818 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Sánchez 55,102 58.53
Republican Walter Bradley 33,206 35.27
Republican Robert M. Burpo 3,864 4.10
Republican Gilbert S. Baca 1,979 2.10
Total votes 94,151 100.00

General election

Candidates

Results

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Bill Richardson 268,693 55.49% +10.02%
Republican John Sanchez 189,074 39.05% -15.48%
Green David Bacon 26,465 5.47%
Majority 79,619 16.44% +7.38%
Turnout 484,233
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References

See also