By Mary Alice Murphy
The article starts with local races, most of the contested ones. Note that all vote totals are from Grant County ONLY.
For Magistrate Judge-Grant-Division 1, Democratic Primary Maurine Laney has received 2,709 votes to Robert E. McDonald's 1,711.
In Magistrate Judge - Grant-Division 2, Hector Grijalva is the only candidate.
County Commissioner- Grant District 1, Democratic primary, Luis Terrazas has 265 to 285 for Donald "Jesse" Franklin-Owens and Chris Ponce's 335. The winner will face Republican Sheila A. Hudman in the General Election.
In Commissioner-Grant-District 2, Democratic primary, Cindy Renee Provencio has 458 to Javier "Harvey" S. Salas' 538. The winner will be challenged by Republican Tyson R. Bays in the General Election.
For Grant County Sheriff in the Democratic Primary, Frank L. Gomez has 2,106, Lonnie Alexander Sandoval with 1.664 and Robert R. Tovar with 576. The winner will meet Republican candidate Raymond M. Tavizon Jr. in the General Election.
For probate judge, Democratic Primary, the winner will be the only candidate in the General Election. Mary Ann C. Sedillo has 2,452 to Johnny E. Benavidez's 1,912.
For Sixth Judicial District Judge- Division 1, Democrat Tom F. Stewart, with 3,585 votes, will meet Republican William J. Perkins, with 1,227, in the General Election.
The following races, which cover more than Grant County, will only report the Grant County votes.
For U.S. Senator, Democrat incumbent Martin T. Heinrich, with 3, 846 votes, will meet Republican Mick Rich, with 1,190 votes and Libertarian Aubrey Dunn with 12.
For United States Representative, District 2, Democratic primary, Xochitl Torres Small, with 3,181, leads L. Madeline Hildebrandt's 992 in Grant County. The winner will face the Republican winner in the General Election. In Grant County, Yvette Herrell leads the pack with 636, Monty Newman with 389, Gavin Clarkson with 204 and Clayburn Griffin with 116.
In the governor's race in Grant County, Michelle Lujan Grisham leads with 2,164 to Jeff Apodaca's 1,600, and Joseph Cervantes' 747. The winner will face Republican Steve Pearce, with 1,327, in the General Election.
Not surprisingly in the Democratic Primary, Grant County native Howie C. Morales leads in the county with 3,896 to Rick S. Miera's 278 and Billy G. Garrett's 377. The winner in the state will meet Republican Michelle Garcia Holmes with 1, 191 in the General Election.
The Secretary of State will have incumbent Maggie Toulouse Oliver, with 3,681, facing Republican Johanna Cox with 1,196, and Libertarian Sandra D. Jeff with 12 votes.
The state auditor's contest has Democrat Bill McCamley slightly leading (in Grant County) with 2,072 over Brian S. Colón's 2, 032. The winner will face Republican appointee Wayne A. Johnson, who received 1, 201 in Grant County.
The state treasurer's race was uncontested in the primary, so Democrat Tim Eichenberg, with 3, 496 will meet Republican Arthur L. Castillo, with 1,158 in the General Election.
For Attorney General Democrat incumbent Hector Balderas has 3,816, and will face Republican Michael Eugene Hendricks, with 1,191 and Libertarian A. Blair Dunn with 12.
For Commissioner of Public Lands, Republican Patrick H. Lyons, with 1,193 votes in Grant County and Libertarian Michael G. Lucero, with 11 votes, will face off against the winner of the Democratic Primary, which has Stephanie Garcia Richard leading in Grant County with 1,709 votes to Garrett O. Veneklasen's 1,360 and George K. Munoz's 1,217.
For State Representative District 32, Democratic candidate Candie G. Sweetser has four votes and Republican Laura C. Boyd has 17, but this district covers only a very small portion of Grant County.
For State Representative District 38, Democrat Karen C. Whitlock, with 2,184 votes will face off against incumbent Republican Rebecca L. Dow with 970.
For State Representative District 39, Incumbent Democrat Rodolpho "Rudy" S. Martinez has 1, 458 votes and Republican Lee S. Cotter, who will challenge him, received 271 in Grant County.
For Public Regulations Commissioner District 5, Democratic Primary, Stephen H. Fischmann with 2,380 leads incumbent Sandy R. Jones 1,866. In the Republican primary Ben L. Hall has 478 to Joseph Aaron Bizzell's 267 and Chris P. Mathys' 544.