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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.

Questions? Don't know when and where to vote? Don't know your district? Don't know the candidates?
We have several resources to help you through the process during an election.

  • The Rio Grande Chapter has a Voting Information page that will be updated during election cycles.
  • The Sierra Club has an Election Center that will show your district number and a candidate if the Chapter has endorsed a candidate in your district.
  • In addition to election information, the NM Secretary of State Voter Information Portal allows you to look up your registration information and status of absentee ballots.

Summary of our current endorsements

Authorized and paid for by The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club Political Action Committee, Sierra Club Political Committee, Albuquerque Sierra Club MFC and Las Cruces Sierra Club PAC.  Not authorized by any candidate or campaign committee.

Albuquerque
Tim Keller, Mayor
Lan Sena, City Council District 1
Cynthia Borrego, City Council District 5
Tammy Fiebelkorn, City Council District 7
Rob Grilley, City Council District 9

Albuquerque Public Schools
Emma Jones, District 5
Josefina (Josie) Dominguez, District 6
Julie Brenning, District 7

Santa Fe
Alan Webber, Mayor
Signe Lindell, City Council District 1
Carol Romero-Wirth, City Council District 2
Roman “Tiger” Abeyta, City Council District 3
Amanda Chavez, City Council District 4

Las Cruces
Becki Graham, City Council District 3
Becky Corran, City Council District 5
Yvonne Flores, City Council District 6

Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Zoe Economou, Position 3 Supervisor, Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District
Steve Glass, Position 4 Supervisor, Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District
Gill Sorg, Supervisor at large, Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District
Teresa Smith de Cherif, Supervisor Position 4, Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District

Read full endorsements

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

2021 Election Roundup (with Albuquerque runoffs still pending)

2021 Election Roundup (with Albuquerque runoffs still pending)
Thanks to everyone who voted in the 2021 local elections, and a super big thanks to all of you who got out and worked for the election of our endorsed candidates.  The results were mostly good, but with some disappointments ... Read More

If you live in Albuquerque Council Districts 7 or 9, it’s urgent you vote in the December 7 runoff!

If you live in Albuquerque Council Districts 7 or 9, it’s urgent you vote in the December 7 runoff!
If you live in Albuquerque District 7 or District 9, it’s urgent that you vote! This is a nonpartisan election, but both of the candidates endorsed by the Sierra Club are Democrats running against Republicans.  In the last City runoff ... Read More

Endorsements for 2021 Local Elections

Endorsements for 2021 Local Elections
Election day is November 2, and in odd-numbered years like this, we vote on non-partisan elections, which include municipal and certain other local elections. The Rio Grande Chapter has endorsed mayoral and city council candidates in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and ... Read More

A new slate of environmental champions for New Mexico

A new slate of environmental champions for New Mexico
You elected 63 of the Sierra Club's 77 endorsed candidates. Thank you for everything you did to elect a historic slate of women and candidates of color, including the nation's second female-majority legislature and the nation's first all-woman-of-color U.S. House delegation ... Read More