There are a lot of races being set up today for the general election in November, including some major contests both in the county and state-wide in New Mexico.
Two of the most important will be the Democratic race to determine the challenger against Gov. Susana Martinez, as well as the set up for the race to replace Dona Ana County Sheriff Todd Garrison.
There's a total of seven candidates running for the Democratic spot to face Gov. Martinez in November:
- Howie Morales
- Alan Webber
- Lawrence Rael
- Gary King
- Linda Lopez
And rounding out that seven are two write-in candidates - Mario Martinez and Phillip George Chavez.
Martinez is running unopposed for the Republican nomination.
And in the race for Dona Ana County sheriff the Democratic contest will be between:
- Juan Stewart
- Enrique Kiki Vigil
- Ken Roberts
- Curtis Childress
- Steven Foldy
On the Republican side, Larry Anthony Roybal will be facing off against Craig Wayne Buckingham.
Also being decided today will be the challenger to Democratic Sen. Tom Udall, between Republicans Allen Weh and David Kale Clements.
Also to be decided is who Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce in New Mexico's district 2 will face in November.
Democrats Leslie Endean-Singh and Roxanne "Rocky" Lara facing off.