New Mexico House
New Mexico Senate / New Mexico House
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2020 Election Update
Heading into the 2020 election, Democrats controlled the New Mexico House 46 to 24. Democrats lost one seat to Republicans (HD 39) and one seat to Independents (HD 12). Democrats now control the chamber 44 to 25 to 1.
The below table shows 2020 and 2018 election results for the New Mexico House. The LDI scores are for the 2020 cycle. EveryDistrict will release new scores and district rankings after the redistricting process.
2018 Election Update
After the 2016 election, Democrats controlled the New Mexico State House 38-32. Heading into the 2018 election, Democrats controlled the chamber 38-31 with one vacancy in a Republican-held district.
Democrats expanded their majority by flipping nine Republican-held districts, and losing one Democratic-held district, for a net gain of eight seats. Democrats now control the chamber 46-24.
Democrats flipped HD 4, HD 15, HD 20, HD 27, HD 28, HD 29, HD 30, HD 53, and HD 68. Democrats lost HD 63.
Understanding the Map
EveryDistrict’s Legislative District Index (LDI) is the gold standard of state legislative competitiveness. Our LDI ranks state legislative districts on a scale from 100 to -100, using statewide elections data. Districts with a score of 100 would vote for statewide Democratic candidates by an average of 100 points (with the Democratic candidate receiving 100% of the vote); districts with a score of -100 would vote for statewide Republican candidates by an average of 100 points (with the Republican candidate receiving 100% of the vote). For a more realistic example, a district with a score of 10 would vote for statewide Democratic candidates by an average of 10 points (meaning we would expect the Democratic state legislative candidate to win with 55% of the vote compared to the Republican winning 45% of the vote).
After the 2018 election, EveryDistrict reviewed and enhanced our LDI system, improving the accuracy of the metric with new methodologies and the most recent electoral data.
For more information about EveryDistrict’s LDI, please click here.