New Mexico

LATEST RESULTS: Doña Ana County Commissioners

Voters in Doña Ana County will be electing three new County Commissioners today. 

The races include District 1, 3 and 5. 

Here are the latest poll numbers as of Tuesday night. 

District 1 
The District 1 race features Democrat Lynn Ellis and Republican John Zimmerman. 

Ellis: 58 percent 

Zimmerman: 41 percent 

Ellis was mostly recently the Doña Ana County Deputy Clerk but stepped down to run for commissioner. 

He won the primary race by garnering more than 40 percent of votes. 

Zimmerman won the primary nomination by a landslide and claimed more than 80 percent of votes.
 
District 1 includes La Mesa, Mesquite, Vado, Mesilla, Picacho Hills and southwest Las Cruces.

District 3 
Republican incumbent Benjamin Rawson faces Democratic challenger Shannon Reynolds in District 3. 

Rawson: 47 percent 

Reynlods: 52 percent

Rawson has been a county commissioner since he got elected in 2014 and is looking for a second term.

Reynolds is an Air Force veteran and he previously ran for county treasurer but lost in the primaries. 

District 3 includes southeastern Doña Ana County and neighborhoods on Las Alturas, Telshor, Foothills, Talavera, University Hills, Tortugas and Bellamah, as well as the NMSU campus and White Sands Missile Range. 

District 5 
Incumbent Kim Hakes and challenger Karen Trujillo are vying for District 5 county commissioner. 

Hakes: 45 percent

Trujillo: 54 percent 

This comes after previous commissioner John Vasquez resigned earlier this year. 

Hakes was appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to take Vasquez's seat. 

Trujillo won the Democratic nomination by winning 55 percent of the votes. 

District 5 includes the northern part of the county from north Las Cruces to Radium Springs, Hatch and Garfield.         


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