2002 New Mexico gubernatorial election

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New Mexico gubernatorial election, 2002

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Nominee Bill Richardson John Sanchez David Bacon
Party Democratic Republican Green
Running mate Diane Denish Rod Adair
Popular vote 268,693 189,074 26,465
Percentage 55.5% 39.0% 5.5%

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County results
Richardson:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Sanchez:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

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[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

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[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Sanchez 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[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

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[edit]

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites (Archived)

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