Strong Candidates to Promote a Safe Environment

Nothing has a bigger impact on our climate, water, land and wildlife than public policy and the people who set that policy. An important part of our nonpartisan mission is to endorse candidates for elected office and work to elect those candidates. Our endorsements and volunteer power make a real difference in elections.

You can help by volunteering and donating to our PAC.

Summary of our current endorsements

Paid for by The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club Political Action Committee and Rio Grande Sierra Club Healthy Communities.  Not authorized by any campaign or campaign committee.

For 2020 New Mexico primary contested elections only. For details on all these candidates, see this post.

United States House of Representatives

3rd Congressional District: Teresa Leger Fernandez

For details on this candidate, see this post.

New Mexico House of Representatives

District 13 – Rep. Patricia Roybal-Caballero
District 14 – Rep. Miguel Garcia
District 17 – Rep. Debbie Armstrong
District 27 – Rep. Marian Matthews
District 40 – Roger Montoya
District 42 – Kristina Ortez
District 45 – Linda Serrato
District 50 – Rep. Matthew McQueen
District 65 – Rep. Derrick Lente
District 70 – Anita Gonzales

New Mexico Senate

Senate District 4 – Noreen Kelly
District 5 –Leo Jaramillo
District 8– Pete Campos
District 9 – Brenda McKenna
District 10 – Katy Duhigg
District 17 – Mimi Stewart
District 20 – Rebecca Stair
District 28 – Siah Correa Hemphill
District 30 – Pam Cordova
District 35 – Neomi Martinez-Parra
District 38 — Carrie Hamblen

County & Local Races

Bernalillo County Commission – Frank Baca and Adriann Barboa
Doña Ana County Clerk — Amanda López Askin
Sandoval County Clerk — Bob Perls
Santa Fe County Commission – Hank Hughes
Santa Fe County Clerk — Katharine Clark
Santa Fe County Treasurer — Lucinda Marker
Valencia County Clerk – Aurora Chavez
Grant County Commission — Harry Browne

For details on the candidates, see this post.

Take Action

Interested in helping environmental champions get elected?

  1. Fill out our elections volunteer form
  2. Donate to Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club PAC
  3. Contact our political chair, Richard Barish at richard.barish@gmail.com

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Recent election news and endorsements

Grassroots challengers beat Big Oil money

Grassroots challengers beat Big Oil money
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N.M. Senate District 38: Sierra Club endorses Carrie Hamblen

N.M. Senate District 38: Sierra Club endorses Carrie Hamblen
June 2 New Mexico Democratic primary District 38 (Las Cruces and south Doña Ana County): Carrie Hamblen The Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter is proud to endorse our friend and community leader Carrie Hamblen for the Senate District 38 Democratic ... Read More

Endorsements in contested 2020 NM primary races

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N.M. Senate District 4: Sierra Club endorses Noreen Kelly

N.M. Senate District 4: Sierra Club endorses Noreen Kelly
June 2 New Mexico Democratic primary District 4 (McKinley, Cibola and San Juan counties): Noreen Kelly The Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter is proud to endorse Noreen Kelly for N.M. Senate District 4.  Kelly, a Navajo elder from Church Rock, ... Read More