NM environmental champs win big!


With Wednesday afternoon’s stunning victory for Xochitl Torres Small, the results are in, and your votes and volunteering helped environmental champions win nearly every race the Sierra Club endorsed in New Mexico. 

This is truly exciting. This means we can make so much more progress — and start to fix all the damage inflicted in the past eight years.

With Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and a massive influx of true environmental champions in the state House, plus Stephanie Garcia Richard overcoming $2 million of oil money spent to defeat her and Steve Fischmann bringing his energy expertise to the Public Regulation Commission, we can:

— Reach 100% renewable energy in New Mexico
— Start holding oil and gas polluters accountable
— End trapping and protect our wildlife

But we know what happens when we rest on our laurels.  That’s why I’m asking you to join our grassroots lobby team. We’ll help you set up meetings with your elected officials, train you to make a difference at the Roundhouse and help you win power for the people. Please contact camilla.feibelman@sierraclub.org to learn more. Thanks again, New Mexico.

Here’s a brief rundown on how our Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter endorsements did:

Federal races:

U.S. Senator: Martin Heinrich WON
Congressional District 1: Deb Haaland WON
Congressional District 2: Xochitl Torres Small  WON! 
(After the race was called for her opponent on Election night, 8,000 absentee votes in Doña Ana County broke overwhelmingly for Xochitl Wednesday afternoon!)
Congressional District 3: Ben Ray Luján WON
Governor: Michelle Lujan Grisham WON
Land Commissioner: Stephanie Garcia Richard WON
Secretary of State: Maggie Toulouse Oliver WON
Attorney General: Hector Balderas WON
Auditor: Brian Colón WON
Treasurer: Tim Eichenberg WON
Public Regulation Commission
District 5: Stephen Fischmann WON
State House of Representatives
(contested races only):
District 8: Mary Jo Jaramillo   LOST
15: Dayan (Day) Hochman-Vigil WON
17: Debbie Armstrong WON
20: Abbas Akhil WON
22: Jessica Velasquez   LOST
23: Daymon Ely WON
24: Liz Thomson WON
25: Christine Trujillo WON
28: Melanie Stansbury WON
29: Joy Garratt WON
30: Natalie Figueroa WON
33: Micaela Cadena WON
35: Angelica Rubio WON
36: Nathan Small WON
37: Joanne Ferrary WON
38: Karen Whitlock   LOST
39: Rudy Martinez WON
43: Christine Chandler WON
44: Benton Howell   LOST
50: Matthew McQueen WON
52: Doreen Gallegos WON
53: Willie Madrid WON
57: Billie Helean LOST
60: Alexis Jimenez LOST
68: Karen Bash WON
County Commissions:
Bernalillo County: 
District 5: Charlene Pyskoty WON
Sandoval County:
District 1: Katherine Bruch WON
Doña Ana County:
District 1: Lynn Ellins WON
3: Shannon Reynolds WON
5: Karen Trujillo WON
Doña Ana County Sheriff: 
Kim Stewart WON
NM environmental champs win big!