Thanks in large part to the influx of new, progressive energy, there was a Blue Tsunami in New Mexico! All five of New Mexico U.S. Senators and Representatives are now Democrats, including our new Representative, Xochitl Torres Small, in the southern, more conservative, part of the state where progressives intensively canvassed on the ground for several months. Two of our federal representatives are women, three are people of color.
Also, Democrats in New Mexico have won every statewide election including Governor, Land Commissioner (a powerful position in the state), Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, State Auditor, Supreme Court Justice and Court of Appeals Judges. In addition, Democrats now have wide margins of representation in the New Mexico House and Senate. Many of the representatives who won from Bernalillo County are progressive.
New Mexico progressives worked independently and together with the state party coordinated campaign to now have an environment to create change in New Mexico, including in areas of healthcare, education, renewable energy, automatic voter registration and to allow the automatic right to vote for felons. The party could not have succeeded in this way without progressives working within the structure of the party and outside of it, strategizing, working on the inside of campaigns, knocking on doors, and making phone calls.
Thanks to us.
Former Chair of Adelante Progressive Caucus
State Central Committee Member