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Represents New Mexico in the United States Senate, which has 100 members, two from each state. Candidates must be at least 30 years old, a citizen of the United States for at least nine years and a resident of the state from which elected. One New Mexico seat is up for election this year. Elected statewide for six-year stagggered term. Salary: $174,000.

Martin T. Heinrich (Democrat)

1. What immigration policies do you support? Please address issues related to undocumented immigrants. (65 words)

I support comprehensive immigration reform that provides a fair pathway to citizenship to the undocumented immigrants in our country, meets our economic needs and makes smart investments in border security. Reform must protect Dreamers. We don’t need a bigoted and wasteful wall, an immigration system that tears apart families and punishes asylum seekers, or a ban on immigrants and refugees based on how they pray.

2.  What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)

We should expand programs we know work like Medicare and Medicaid so more people can access affordable care, and I’ve supported proposals to do that. I’m working to lower prescription drug costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate prices and allowing for safe drug reimportation from countries like Canada. What we shouldn’t do is gut Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for tax cuts for corporations.

3.  What do you see as the major environmental challenge facing our country and how would you address it? (65 words)

Failure to act on climate change will be catastrophic. We are already seeing its costly effects in New Mexico – larger fires, more destructive floods. I’ve passed incentives to grow renewable energy use and promote energy efficiency, and I’ve boosted funding for climate change research at our national labs. New Mexico and the country should seize this opportunity to innovate while rapidly cutting our carbon emissions.

4.  Given recent events in New Mexico and across the nation, what would you do to address gun violence? (65 words)

I refuse to accept the status quo of mass shootings and daily gun violence. I support universal background checks, fixing NICS, limiting magazine capacity, cracking down on strawman purchases, closing the domestic violence loophole, and preventing those on the No Fly List from buying guns. I also called for repeal of the Dickey amendment banning research on gun violence, which we finally achieved this year.

Gary E. Johnson (Libertarian)

1. What immigration policies do you support? Please address issues related to undocumented immigrants. (65 words)

I support immigration reform that allows those that wish to come to this country to be allowed to do so legally instead of forcing people into situations where they enter the country illegally which causes further human suffering. We must control our border without forgetting that we are country of immigrants. Controlling our border does not require building a wall that we will later tear ….

2. What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)

I am a firm believer in free market solutions. I believe we should have uber everything, that includes healthcare. I support free trade when it comes to medication and allowing insurance to be purchased across state-lines. Federal funding for healthcare can be provided in the form of bloc grants to the state who are better suited to the meet the needs of the people needing ….

3. What do you see as the major environmental challenge facing our country and how would you address it? (65 words)

I think we face a crisis here in New Mexico regarding the use of water. We need to encourage solutions that allow for the responsible use of our resources through best management practices that conserve water. The fundamental responsibility of the federal government is to protect from harm, that includes protecting us from polluters and bad players who fail to provide due care for the ….

4. Given recent events in New Mexico and across the nation, what would you do to address gun violence? (65 words)

I believe that we need to figure out steps to address mental health issues that lead to violence. Infringing upon law abiding citizens’ constitutional rights to take away the implement used for violence is not a solution that will solve the problem.


Mick Rich (Republican)

1. What immigration policies do you support? Please address issues related to undocumented immigrants. (65 words)

Secure our borders. Non-Citizens who break our laws and don’t work or go to school cannot stay. Illegal immigrants that came before 2008 can obtain legal status, but they must exit the country and re-enter the country legally. DREAMers will receive legal status and can apply for citizenship with the legal immigrants seeking citizenship. A new legal immigration policy on applicant merit, not family relationships.

2. What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)

To reduce cost insurance plans, allow insurance plans to be sold across state lines. Eliminate mandated coverages and allow people to customize health plans based on their needs. Incentivize healthy living through reduced premiums. Protect insurance coverage for those with pre-existing conditions.

3. What do you see as the major environmental challenge facing our country and how would you address it? (65 words)

Policy ideas to solve our environmental challenges should be based on analysis of all direct and indirect impacts to the environment. Example: Is the Gulf of Mexico algae bloom an indirect result of increased Midwest corn production to produce ethanol? The government performs cost benefit ratios for almost every project; it should do the same for environmental improvement projects.

4. Given recent events in New Mexico and across the nation, what would you do to address gun violence? (65 words)

Ensure that individuals who should not have access to firearms don’t gain gun access, while also ensuring they receive due process. Background checks on all firearm purchases, no exceptions. Any declared “Gun free zones” become responsible for the safety of their occupants.



United States Representative

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Represents New Mexico in the United States House of Representatives, which has 435 members elected from districts based on population. New Mexico is entitled to three members. Candidates must be at least 25 years old, a United States citizen for seven years, and must be a resident of New Mexico. Elected by district for two-year term. Salary: $174,000.

District 1

Debra A. Haaland (Democrat)

1. What immigration policies do you support? Please address issues related to undocumented immigrants. (65 words)

My Native American family has experienced the brutality of government-backed family separation. I believe in keeping families together, and therefore I oppose deportations and bans that rip families apart. I will fight for comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented Americans, all of whom exemplify our American dream.

2. What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)

Protect Obamacare from the Republican attacks. I believe healthcare is a human right, and so I will fight for Medicare for All. It’s time to end our overpriced, inefficient, and rocky corporate health care system. I will fight Big Pharma for cheaper prescription drugs. I will work to expand access to women’s health care — including abortion and contraception.

3. What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)

Climate change is the number one issue facing our country and the world today. It’s time to fight for a Green New Deal that gets us to 100% renewable energy and brings with it millions of good clean energy jobs.

4. What do you see as the major environmental challenge facing our country and how would you address it? (65 words)

Our children’s lives are more important than any companies’ right to earn a profit on guns. I support a ban on the sale of assault weapons, implementation of comprehensive background checks and closing the gun show loophole. We need a national buy-back program with no questions asked. I also believe we need a comprehensive national mental healthcare plan to ensure we stop violence before it ….

Lloyd J. Princeton (Libertarian)

1. What immigration policies do you support? Please address issues related to undocumented immigrants. (65 words)

We should have a liberal Work Visa program and reform our immigration policy similar to Canada’s Merit-based system which takes skills, education, adaptability, language proficiency and overall human capital into consideration. We can also offer a bond-based system with a deposit of $2500 which is held to assure applicants comply with US laws and the terms of their stay. DACA is for Congress to ….

2. What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)

Direct Primary Care for everyday issues. Medicare dictates what it will and will not pay for and physicians do not like signing up to service program recipients. Government controlled “Universal Health coverage” or a “one-payer system” is the wrong direction to be going, we pay more for less. Insurance should be accessed across state lines, government should be entirely separate from the management of ….

3. What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)

A major issue is the shifting aridity of the Western US towards the East coast. The reality is, we are in a dry climate and there is nothing we can do to change this. We can definitely maintain standards for certain industries and reduced carbon emissions through technology. ALL consumers need to use and discard less plastic and protect our waterways and oceans.

4. What do you see as the major environmental challenge facing our country and how would you address it? (65 words)

Gun safety needs to be taught to children. Deterrence remains the best defense against school shooters. Properly trained and motivated armed adults will make the schools less appealing targets along with better school security. Anyone intent on breaking the law will not be stopped by laws because, by definition, they are lawbreakers. Peace through strength. Media should not make celebrities out of shooters.



Janice E. Arnold-Jones (Republican)

1. What immigration policies do you support? Please address issues related to undocumented immigrants. (65 words)

Vigorously enforce our immigration laws. Children should not be punished for the illegal acts of their parents. Deportation of criminals is essential. For illegal aliens, with no history of criminal behavior, issuing work permits is the best solution. Enforce visa requirements. It is unfair to grant amnesty or citizenship to anyone who first ignored our laws. It is time to fix our immigration policies.

2. What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)

Demand transparency of hospital costs, eliminate networks, reduce paperwork especially anything that says—“this is not a bill”. Limit the role and billing practices of most Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). Reduce and speed up “authorization” processes. Review and streamline all processes, intake, in particular. Incentivize more students to go into Health care. Health Care, not Health Insurance.

3. What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)

Among several issues, it is wildfires and their impact on watersheds. The past century of fire suppression policies made our forests and grasslands vulnerable to intense fires. The loss of property, watershed areas, and air pollution has cost us in every way including the need to aggressively invest in restoration of watershed areas. Well managed controlled burns, sustainable forestry and grasslands management will help.

4. What do you see as the major environmental challenge facing our country and how would you address it? (65 words)

Enact laws to allow access to threat data across agencies,
regardless of age or status in any school; real time reporting of threatening behavior incidents; proof of gun safety training to purchase a firearm; incentivize biometric triggers; and removal of firearms in Domestic Violence cases. I support firearm ownership by


District 2

Xochitl Torres Small (Democrat)

1. What immigration policies do you support? Please address issues related to undocumented immigrants. (65 words) Our immigration system is broken. I saw this firsthand while clerking for a federal judge with one of the heaviest criminal dockets in the country. We must improve border security by investing in proven methods and by targeting criminals rather than ripping apart families. We must also improve our process for work visas and create a pathway to citizenship for immigrants without a criminal record.

2. What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)
We must work to make affordable healthcare accessible to everyone. I will fight to protect and improve the ACA and work across party lines to address the rising cost of prescription drugs. I will work to increase healthcare accessibility in our rural communities by incentivizing healthcare providers to offer services in these underserved areas.

3. What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)
New Mexico’s public lands are part of its heritage and its character, and they must be protected. Growing up in Las Cruces, some of my fondest memories were of times spent on public lands, and we must protect these lands so that future generations have the same opportunities. This is why I oppose the transfer of public lands to state control because in many instances ….

4. What do you see as the major environmental challenge facing our country and how would you address it? (65 words)
conversations I remember having with my grandfather was about gun safety. To improve gun safety, we must implement common sense gun laws to close loopholes. A majority of Americans, as well as a majority of gun owners, support universal background checks, a judicial process to keep dangerous weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals, and “no fly, no buy” ….


Yvette Herrell (Republican)

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District 3

Ben R. Lujan (Democrat)

1. What immigration policies do you support? Please address issues related to undocumented immigrants. (65 words)

I support humane and comprehensive immigration reform that strengthens border security, brings workers out of the shadows, strengthens our economy, and protects Americans, families, and Dreamers. That’s why I joined a bipartisan group demanding we act on legislation to protect Dreamers. I’ve denounced Trump’s horrific Zero Tolerance policy, visited children held in heartbreaking detention facilities, and cosponsored legislation to end family separation at the border.

2. What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)

Healthcare is a right, not a privilege. It should be affordable, accessible, and high-quality. Millions of Americans have preexisting conditions and we must protect their access to coverage. I’ve introduced the State Public Option Act to create a Medicaid-based healthcare option, so all Americans can have a high-quality, low-cost health insurance choice. Also, my bill became law for $100 million to ensure children have healthcare.

3. What do you see as the major environmental challenge facing our country and how would you address it? (65 words)

We must act to address climate change and protect New Mexico’s land, air, and water. That’s why I’ve fought to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund and to streamline acequias’ eligibility for federal conservation programs. I’ve also introduced legislation to create a national renewable energy standard to reduce carbon emissions and drive the deployment of clean energy.

4. Given recent events in New Mexico and across the nation, what would you do to address gun violence? (65 words)

Too often, senseless acts of gun violence have shaken our nation. I cosponsored legislation to overturn the ban on federal dollars being used to research the gun violence epidemic, to ban future sales of assault weapons, and to expand background checks. And, I support measures to prevent people on the terrorist and FBI watch lists from purchasing weapons, limit magazine size, and ban bump stocks.

Christopher Manning (Libertarian)

1. What immigration policies do you support? Please address issues related to undocumented immigrants. (65 words)

I support increasing merit based and or employer preference immigration, I support family reunification, and asylum and refugee immigration. We need to decrease the percentage of our immigration that is family reunification based, and increase the employer preference/merit based immigration. Right now family reunification accounts for about 80% of all naturalized citizens.

2. What actions do you advocate to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of health care? (65 words)

We need to increase the number of colleges and universities that offer medical programs to increase the number of nurses and doctors we have. We should shift to a health insurance system that is individual based instead of employer based so your employment doesn’t affect your ability to see a doctor. Change Medicare/Medicaid from age/income based enrollment to medical condition based.

3. What do you see as the major environmental challenge facing our country and how would you address it? (65 words)

I believe the biggest challenge is the conservation and efficient use of our water. Droughts are a common occurrence in New Mexico and we rely heavily on agriculture in many areas of the state. We need to ensure we are protecting this resource and using it wisely.

4. Given recent events in New Mexico and across the nation, what would you do to address gun violence? (65 words)

Gun violence is actually very heavily concentrated in a few areas. These areas on average have 20% of the male population with no high school degree and 30% of the population lives in poverty. The most effective gun violence prevention is increased graduation rate and reduction of poverty. That is why my campaign focuses on education and economic opportunity.



Jerald Steve McFall (Republican)

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