New Mexico Working Families Party Announces Endorsements in 2020 General Election

Albuquerque — The New Mexico Working Families Party today announced its first round of endorsements for federal, state and local office in the November general election:

Incumbents for Re-Election

Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NMCD1)

Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino (SD12)

Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez (SD16)

Senator Bill Soules (SD37)

Representative Debbie Armstrong (HD17)

Representative Natalie Figueroa (HD30)

Representative Karen Bash (HD68)

Representative Christine Chandler (HD43)

Representative Joy Garratt (HD29)

Representative Susan Herrera (HD41)

Representative Day Hochman-Vigil (HD15)

Representative Javier Martinez (HD11)

Representative Andres Romero (HD10)

Representative Andrea Romero (HD46)

Representative Angelica Rubio (HD35)

Representative Melanie Stansbury (HD28)

Representative Liz Thomson (HD24)


Harold Pope Jr. for State Senate District 23

Brittney Barreras for House District 12

Karen Whitlock for House District 38

Billie Helean for House District 57

Wende Schwingendorf for Bernalillo County Commission District 4

“We are incredibly proud to endorse this amazing slate of champions for working families in the upcoming general election,” said NM Working Families Party State Director Eric Griego.  “We urge voters to request and mail in or drop off their absentee votes early to make sure to elect these great candidates.”


The NM Working Families Party previously endorsed the following candidates who were victorious in the 2020 Democratic primary:

Teresa Leger Fernandez for Congress in the 3rd Congressional District

Leo Jaramillo for State Senate in District 5

Siah Correa Hemphill in State Senate District 28

Pam Cordova in State Senate District 30

Neomi Martinez-Parra in State Senate District 35

Carrie Hamblen in State Senate District 38

Representative Miguel Garcia for re-election in House District 14

Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero for re-election in House District 13

Representative Matthew McQueen for re-election in House District 50

Roger Montoya in the open seat in House District 40

Kristina Ortez in the open seat in House District 42

Linda Serrato in the open seat in House District 45

Adriann Barboa for Bernalillo County Commission in District 3

Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce for re-election

Katharine Clark for Santa Fe County Clerk


The Working Families Party is a grassroots progressive political party that fights to make our country work for the many, not just the few. WFP recruits, trains, and elects the next generation of progressive leaders to office.


In the space of a few years, the New Mexico Working Families Party has become a major challenger to the Democratic Party status quo. The WFP helped oust some of the most conservative Democrats in the New Mexico Senate in the 2020 Democratic primary.


By supporting candidates who are engaging voters with a compelling working families agenda, challenging powerful Democrats, and holding elected officials at all levels accountable, WFP has given the progressive wing of the Democratic party a stronger and more effective voice.