State Representative (NM-23)

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Feb 06, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018


The New Mexico House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral New Mexico State Legislature. The house has 70 members, who each represent one district, which results in about 25,980 constituents per representative. Primary responsibilities of a house representative include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other house members and the state senate. Additionally, the house has the exclusive authority to impeach state officials, who will then be tried by the senate. A house member serves a two-year term, with no limit on the number of terms served. This position is unpaid, but house members do receive per diem for every day in session.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the New Mexico Secretary of State Division of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including: a declaration of candidacy, nominating petitions if you are running as an independent and the appropriate campaign finance forms. File these papers with the appropriate filing officer. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate please contact your local party office. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to the New Mexico Secretary of State Division of Elections. The amount of signatures varies by office. The filing day for statewide and U.S. representative major party candidates (Democratic, Libertarian, and Republican) is the first Tuesday in February. The filing day for independent candidates is the 23rd day after the primary election. The New Mexico primary election is held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June. The New Mexico Secretary of State Division of Elections, which serves as the point of contact for any questions or concerns, can be reached at (505) 827-3600.

Submit application to:
New Mexico Secretary of State, New Mexico Capitol Annex North, Santa Fe, NM, 87501, US