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New Mexico's 2nd congressional district

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New Mexico's 2nd congressional district
New Mexico US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
New Mexico's 2nd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Xochitl Torres Small
DLas Cruces
Distribution
  • 70.82% urban
  • 29.18% rural
Population (2000)606,406
Median income$42,507[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+6[2]

New Mexico's second congressional district to the United States House of Representatives serves the southern half of New Mexico, including Las Cruces, Roswell and the southern fourth of Albuquerque. Geographically, it is the fifth largest district in the nation, and the largest not to comprise an entire state. It is currently represented by Democrat Xochitl Torres Small.

The 2nd district leans Republican, in contrast to New Mexico's other two districts, which lean Democratic.

Voting

Election results from presidential races[3]

Year Office Result
2000 President Bush 54 - 43%
2004 President Bush 58 - 41%
2008 President McCain 50 - 49%
2012 President Romney 51.7% - 44.9%[4]
2016 President Trump 50.1% - 39.9%

List of members representing the district

District created January 3, 1969 from the former at-large district.

Representative Party Years Congress District Home Electoral history
Ed Foreman.jpg

Ed Foreman
Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1971
91st Portales Elected in 1968

Lost re-election.
Harold L. Runnels.jpg

Harold Runnels
Democratic January 3, 1971 –
August 5, 1980
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
Lovington Elected in 1970.

Died.
Vacant August 5, 1980 –
January 3, 1981
96th
JoeSkeen.jpg

Joe Skeen
Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 2003
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Roswell Elected in 1980.

Retired.
Steve pearce.jpg

Steve Pearce
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
108th
109th
110th
Hobbs Elected in 2002.

Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Harry Teague large official portrait.jpg

Harry Teague
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2011
111th Hobbs Elected in 2008.

Lost re-election.
Steve Pearce, Official Portrait, 112th Congress (cropped).jpg

Steve Pearce
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2019
112th
113th
114th
115th
Hobbs Re-elected in 2010.
Retired to run for New Mexico governor.
Xochitl Torres Small, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg

Xochitl Torres Small
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th Las Cruces Elected in 2018.

Election results

19681970197219741976197819801982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162018

1968

United States House of Representatives elections, 1968: New Mexico District 2[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Foreman 71,857 50.48
Democratic E. S. Johnny Walker 69,858 49.08
Independent Wilfredo Sedillo 633 0.44
Total votes 142,348 100.0
Republican win (new seat)

1970

United States House of Representatives elections, 1970[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold L. Runnels 64,518 51.37
Republican Ed Foreman (incumbent) 61,074 48.63
Total votes 125,592 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

1972

United States House of Representatives elections, 1972[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold L. Runnels (incumbent) 116,152 72.17
Republican George E. Presson 44,784 27.83
Total votes 160,936 100.0
Democratic hold

1974

United States House of Representatives elections, 1974[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold L. Runnels (incumbent) 90,127 66.74
Republican Donald W. Trubey 43,045 31.88
American Independent Herbert Horton 1,860 1.38
Total votes 135,032 100.0
Democratic hold

1976

United States House of Representatives elections, 1976[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold L. Runnels (incumbent) 123,563 70.33
Republican Donald W. Trubey 52,131 29.67
Total votes 175,694 100.0
Democratic hold

1978

United States House of Representatives elections, 1978[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold L. Runnels (incumbent) 95,710 100.00
Total votes 95,710 100.0
Democratic hold

1980

United States House of Representatives elections, 1980: New Mexico District 2[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (as a write-in) 61,564 38.00
Democratic David King 55,085 34.00
Independent Dorothy Runnels (as a write-in) 45,343 28.00
Total votes 161,992 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

1982

United States House of Representatives elections, 1982[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 71,021 58.40
Democratic Caleb Chandler 50,599 41.60
Total votes 121,620 100.0
Republican hold

1984

United States House of Representatives elections, 1984[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 116,006 74.33
Democratic Peter R. York 40,063 25.67
Total votes 156,069 100.0
Republican hold

1986

United States House of Representatives elections, 1986[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 77,787 62.88
Democratic Mike Runnels 45,924 37.12
Total votes 123,711 100.0
Republican hold

1988

United States House of Representatives elections, 1988[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 100,324 100.00
Total votes 100,324 100.0
Republican hold

1990

United States House of Representatives elections, 1990[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 80,677 100.00
Total votes 80,677 100.0
Republican hold

1992

United States House of Representatives elections, 1992[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 94,838 56.39
Democratic Dan Sosa, Jr. 73,157 43.50
Write-in 175 0.11
Total votes 168,170 100.0
Republican hold

1994

United States House of Representatives elections, 1994[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 89,966 63.28
Democratic Benjamin Anthony Chavez 45,316 31.87
Green Rex R. Johnson 6,898 4.85
Total votes 142,180 100.0
Republican hold

1996

United States House of Representatives elections, 1996: New Mexico District 2[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 95,091 55.93
Democratic E. Shirley Baca 74,915 44.07
Total votes 170,006 100.0
Republican hold

1998

United States House of Representatives elections, 1998: New Mexico District 2[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 85,077 57.93
Democratic E. Shirley Baca 61,796 42.07
Total votes 146,873 100.0
Republican hold

2000

United States House of Representatives elections, 2000: New Mexico District 2[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Skeen (incumbent) 100,742 58.11
Democratic Michael A. Montoya 72,614 41.89
Total votes 173,356 100.0
Republican hold

2002

United States House of Representatives elections, 2002: New Mexico District 2[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce 79,631 56.23
Democratic John Arthur Smith 61,916 43.72
Green George L. Dewey (as a write-in) 43 0.03
Republican Padraig M. Lynch (as a write-in) 39 0.02
Total votes 141,629 100.0
Republican hold

2004

United States House of Representatives elections, 2004: New Mexico District 2[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce (incumbent) 130,498 60.20
Democratic Gary King 86,292 39.80
Total votes 216,790 100.0
Republican hold

2006

United States House of Representatives elections, 2006: New Mexico District 2[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce (incumbent) 92,620 59.42
Democratic Albert Kissling 63,119 40.49
Democratic C. Dean Burk (as a write-in) 135 0.09
Total votes 155,874 100.0
Republican hold

2008

United States House of Representatives elections, 2008: New Mexico District 2[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry Teague 129,572 55.96
Republican Edward R. Tinsley 101,980 44.04
Total votes 231,552 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2010

United States House of Representatives elections, 2010: New Mexico District 2[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce 94,053 55.40
Democratic Harry Teague (incumbent) 75,709 44.60
Total votes 169,762 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

2012

United States House of Representatives elections, 2012: New Mexico District 2[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce (Incumbent) 133,180 59.06
Democratic Evelyn Madrid Erhard 92,162 40.87
Independent Jack A. McGrann (Write-In) 173 0.8
Total votes 225,515 100.0
Republican hold

2014

United States House of Representatives elections, 2014: New Mexico District 2[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce 95,209 64.43
Democratic Rocky Lara 52,499 35.52
Republican Jack McGrann (Write-In) 69 0.05
Total votes 147,777 100
Republican hold

2016

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016: New Mexico District 2[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Pearce (Incumbent) 143,514 62.72
Democratic Merrie Lee Soules 85,232 37.25
Republican Jack A McGrann (write in) 70 0.03
Total votes 228,816 100
Republican hold

2018

United States House of Representatives elections, 2018: New Mexico District 2[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Xochitl Torres Small 101,489 50.90
Republican Yvette Herrell 97,767 49.10
Total votes 199,256 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

Living former Members

As of January 2019, there are three living former members. The most recent representative to die was Joe Skeen (served 1981–2003) on December 7, 2003.

Representative Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Ed Foreman 1969–1971 (1933-12-22) December 22, 1933 (age 85)
Steve Pearce 2003–2009
2011–2019
(1947-08-24) August 24, 1947 (age 72)
Harry Teague 2009–2011 (1949-06-29) June 29, 1949 (age 70)

Historical district boundaries

2003 - 2013
2003 - 2013

See also

References

  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

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