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Democrats Select Delegates to the Democratic National Convention

Democratic electors today cast their ballots to elect and certify the entire New Mexico delegation at the 2020 Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) post-primary convention. New Mexico Democrats elected 23 Congressional delegates, 4 Party Leader and Elected Official delegates, and 7 At-large delegates, who will join New Mexico’s 11 automatic delegates. 

Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, DPNM held an all virtual post-primary convention, including electronic ballots and opportunities to observe ballot counting through Zoom. Electors were sent video messages from party leaders including, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Tom Udall, Senator Martin Heinrich, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Representative Ben Ray Luján, Representative Deb Haaland, Representative Xochitl Torres Small, and DNC Chair Tom Perez. 

Delegates will take part in selecting the Democratic presidential nominee at the 2020 Democratic National Convention from August 17th to 20th. 

“We’re excited to be sending a diverse and representative delegation to the Democratic National Convention this year,” said DPNM Chair Marg Elliston. “Even in the midst of a pandemic, so many Democrats stepped up to be a part of this process and ensure that our state’s voice is heard on the national stage. We’re proud to see so many people excited about nominating a presidential candidate who can defeat Donald Trump and help us build a future that works for all Americans.” 

Delegates elected to represent New Mexico include:

Congressional-District Level Delegates

Gilber D Leiva

John Dyrcz

Darshan Patel

Sherri Burr

Flora Lucero

Sara Attleson

Patricia French

Chris Larranaga

Kathleen McCord

Julia Brown

Trish Ruiz

Robert Lara

Ray Rodriguez

Robert Carroll

Tim Crone

Joseph McCaffrey

Tate Turnbough

Derrick Toledo

Estelle Berger

Bernadette Vadurro 

Whitney Muziani-Holland

Merrilee Caldwell

Deborah Dapson


PLEO Delegates

Ricardo Damian Artalejo

Brian Colón

Mona Trempe

Sheryl Williams Stapleton


At-Large Delegates

Charles Powell

James Collie

David Montoya 

Aleta Suazo

Deanna Crask-Stone

Claudia Risner

E. Shirley Baca


Automatic Delegates

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Senator Tom Udall

Senator Martin Heinrich

Representative Ben Ray Luján

Representative Deb Haaland

Representative Xochitl Torres Small

NM Speaker of the House Brian Egolf

DPNM Chair Marg Elliston

DPNM Vice Chair Marcus Porter

Former DNC Chair Fred Harris

DNC Committeeman Raymond Sanchez

DNC Committeewoman Joni Marie Gutierrez

All delegates are pending DNC credential review.


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