Republican Candidates in Valencia County Win Big

Republican Candidates in Valencia County Win Big

The 2018 election is over and the results are final. On Friday, 16 November 2018 the Valencia County Commissioners certified the canvass results.

Congratulations to our victorious Republican candidates!

Kelly Fajardo was reelected as the New Mexico State Representative for District 7

Alonzo Baldonado was reelected as the New Mexico State Representative for District 8

Gail Armstrong was elected as the New Mexico State Representative for District 49

John R. Chavez was reelected as the Valencia Division 2 Magistrate Judge

Buddy Sanchez was reelected as the Valencia Division 3 Magistrate Judge

Gerard Saiz was elected as County Commissioner for District 1

David Carlberg was elected as County Commissioner for District 2

David Hyder was reelected as County Commissioner for District 3

Kori Taylor lost a very close race to Beverly Dominguez Romero (31 votes out of 23,925 cast).

In a late surprise, Jeffrey Noah lost a very close race to Denise Romero (40 votes out of 24,150 cast). On election night the absentee-in-person ballots were not uploaded to the Secretary of State's server and the problem was not discovered until some days after the election.

"Thank you!" to Kori Taylor and Jeffrey Noah for their strong campaigns for their respective races.

At the state level, our candidates lost across the board. These results are very disappointing. With the Democrats in control of both houses of the legislature and the governor's office, Republicans have a hard road ahead implementing common-sense solutions at the state level. Thanks to you, the outlook is brighter in Valencia County.

Click here to access the voting results for Valencia County at the Secretary of State's website. Click here to access the voting results for the state.

"Thank you!" to everyone who participated in party and campaign events, knocked on doors, made phone calls, donated money, put out campaign signs, volunteered in the party office, voted for our candidates, and talked to your neighbors. We are blessed that we can still freely participate in the political process. Each of us can do something to make our community better by representing, working for, and living our values.

Let's support our great Republican State Representatives, Kelly Fajardo, Alonzo Baldonado, and Gail Armstrong, and our State Senator, Greg Baca, in the 2019 Legislative Session!

For election results click here to access the Secretary of States site for votes cast by Valencia County.. Click here to see election results for the whole state.

...David R. Gardner, PhD
Chairman, The Republican Party of Valencia County