The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

Attorney general race draws two candidates


Incumbent Gary King and Clovis native Matt Chandler were the only candidates to file Tuesday for the New Mexico attorney general’s office.

Nominating petitions were filed for the primary election, making official the races for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and other state positions.

Chandler, 34, is a Republican and two-term 9th District attorney.

Democratic primary candidates with local ties include Santa Rosa’s Jose Campos for lieutenant governor.

Other Republican candidates with local ties include Public Lands Commissioner candidate Matthew Rush, a Roosevelt County native, lieutenant governor hopeful Brian Moore who previously served as a local representative; and Curry County’s Patrick Lyons, running for a seat with the Public Regulations Commission.

The deadline for write-in primary election candidates is March 9.

A full list of candidates:


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