Candidates who appear on the June 3 primary election ballot this year were required, by 5 p.m. Monday, to upload their second campaign finance reports, covering the period from April 8 to May 5, to a database on the New Mexico Secretary of State's website.
The reports provide a level of transparency. Candidates must report names and addresses of their contributors, and occupations if individual donations are $250 or more. They also have to itemize their expenses, provide contact information for their campaign and treasurer and describe any loans.
State Representative, District 44
Rep. Jane E. Powdrell-Culbert, a Republican in Corrales, raised $4,050, primarily from businesses and political action committees, and spent $350, on treasurer reports and photography. She has $28,284.90 in cash on hand. She faces no opposition in the primary or general election.
State Representative, District 57
Jason Harper, the Republican incumbent, raised $550, mostly from a PAC, and spent $670, on a volunteer and donations to other candidates. He has $1,000 in unpaid campaign debt and $10,048.71 in his campaign account.
Donna Tillman, a Democrat in Rio Rancho, filed a statement of no activity, which means she did not receive any contributions nor spend any campaign funds since filing her last report. Her closing balance during last month's report was $495.60. She will face Harper in November.
State Representative, District 60
Rep. Tim Lewis, a Republican in Rio Rancho, received $350 from a PAC and donated $500 to a candidate. His closing balance was $14,203.23.
Linda Allison, the Democratic challenger, reported a $100 donation from Tom Buckner and had no expenditures. She has $917.94 in the bank for her campaign. She will run against Lewis in the general election.
Sandoval County Commission, District 1
The incumbent, Orlando Lucero, Democrat, faces term limits and cannot seek re-election.
R. James Dominguez, a Democrat in Bernalillo, received $800 in contributions, with the largest coming from the Democratic Party of Sandoval County, and spent $300 on campaign signs. He has a cash balance of $500.
Gary Miles, a Republican in Placitas, reported once again he received no contributions and made no expenditures. He will face Dominguez in November.
Sandoval County Commission, District 3
Incumbent Don Chapman, a Republican in Rio Rancho, received contributions totaling $850, with $500 coming from his wife and $150 from Harper's campaign. He spent $1,135.80, mostly on yard signs. He has a closing balance of $1,344.58.
Republican challenger Michael MacDonald received 10 contributions totaling $2,625, as well as a $200 in-kind contribution. He spent $1,247.70, primarily on signs and palm cards. He has $1,877.30 in cash on hand. He faces Chapman in the primary.
Antonio Montoya, a Democrat in Rio Rancho, raised $758.01, with most of that coming from him. He and spent $658.01 on signs and cards. He has $100 left over for the primary.
Leroy Lovato, a Republican in Bernalillo, raised $2,720, with $2,000 out of his own pocket, and spent $2,809.35, primarily on advertising, data and signs. He has a closing balance of $1,109.46.
Incumbent Tom Garcia, a Republican in Rio Rancho, received $550 in contributions, a $7 in-kind contribution and a $337.66 loan from himself. He spent $337.66 on his campaign and reported $337.66 in unpaid campaign debt. He has $404.65 in the bank for his campaign.
Pete Salazar, a Republican in Placitas, neither raised nor spent any funds. He has a closing balance of $150.
Garcia, Lovato and Salazar face each other in the primary. Montoya faces the winner of that race in the general.
Steve Reynolds, a Democrat in Rio Rancho, raised $850, with most of that coming from someone at his home address, and spent $373.78 on signs. He has $5,674 in unpaid campaign debt and a closing balance of $1,270.22.
John Paul Trujillo, a Democrat in Rio Rancho, received no contributions and spent $312.21 on signs. He ended the period with $297.53.
Jesse James Casaus, a Democrat in Placitas, raised $300, received $1,993.52 in in-kind contributions, loaned his campaign $800, spent $2,006.54 mostly on signs and advertising, and has $5,800 in unpaid campaign debt. He has a closing balance of $785.58.
Incumbent Doug Wood, a Republican in Rio Rancho, raised $2,500, mostly from businesses, with an in-kind contribution of $1,800 for printing, and spent $1,616.50 on signs and printing. He has $3,532.72 left over for the primary.
Casaus, Reynolds and Trujillo will face off in the primary. Wood will run against the winner of that race in the general.
Incumbent Charles Aguilar, a Democrat, filed a statement of no activity.
Lawrence D. McClain, a Republican in Rio Rancho, neither raised nor spent money, but he has $671.93 in unpaid campaign debt. His closing balance for the period was $342.05. He will face Aguilar in November.
Magistrate Judge, Division 1
Incumbent Judge Richard L. Zanotti, a Democrat in Rio Rancho, said in a phone message his treasurer had prepared a report for Monday's deadline. His treasurer was checking to see if the campaign had submitted a report online since last month.
Daniel Tallon, a Democrat in Placitas, received $635 in contributions, loaned his campaign $196 and spent $1,903.36, mostly on signs and a mailer. He has $829.61 in unpaid campaign debt and his closing balance was $3,184.61. He will face Zanotti in the primary.
Magistrate Judge, Division 2
Judge F. Kenneth Eichwald is not running again for the position.
Bill Mast, a Democrat in Bernalillo, received 10 contributions totaling $790 and spent $813.06 on advertising, food, gas, and postage. He has $1,500 in unpaid campaign debt and his closing balance was $912.94.
Benito Aragon, a Democrat in Rio Rancho, received no contributions, loaned his campaign $522 and paid $522 for advertising. He has $3,707.06 in unpaid campaign debt and a closing balance of $0.
Joseph F. Ramirez, a Democrat in Cuba, raised $855, received and repaid a loan worth $290.35 and spent $912.16, mostly for signs. He has $131.17 left over for the primary.
Timothy Herrera, a Democrat in La Jara, received 13 contributions totaling $1,179 and spent $1,087.25, primarily on cards, signs and advertising. He has a closing balance of $95.07.
Aragon, Herrera, Mast and Ramirez face each other in the primary.
Magistrate Judge, Division 3
Judge Delilah Montaño-Baca, a Democrat in Peña Blanca, filed a statement of no activity.
She faces no opposition in the primary.