Pro-Gun Women can not endorse or oppose any candidates running for office in New Mexico; however, we can grade candidates based on their voting records when it comes to gun issues.

PGW needs YOUR help. If you live in these ANTI-GUN candidate/politician areas, would you please consider becoming a “reporter” of what’s going on?

This would not be for Pro-Gun Women or endorsed by Pro-Gun Women. However, Pro-Gun Women Discussion Group is an open forum, and as a private citizen, you can report the following information:

  • Anytime they have town hall meetings or a meet and greet.
  • Any Pro-Gun events, rallies, etc happening in your area.
  • Keep us informed of who is running against anti-gun candidates that are pro-gun. Pro-Gun Women is nonpartisan, so please include strong pro-gun republicans, democrats, independents, libertarians, or others. However, please do NOT include:
    • political pages
    • links to their social media
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  • Be willing to help set up meetings in your area so that Pro-Gun Women can come and talk to the constituents in your district. PGW will help you with this. The only IRS ruling is PGW cannot speak with any candidates running for office.  

The following ANTI-GUN Senate candidates/politicians received an F* based on their voting record:

Michele Lujan Grisham Governor of New Mexico, very anti-gun, signed universal background checks last year, pushed for red flag 2020, makes threats to the Sheriffs who are in a second amendment sanctuary county. 

Senator Joseph Cervantes 

Presented the Red Flag Bill 2020

District 31 

County: Doña Ana – Sunland Park Area

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_31.pdf

Service: Representative from 2001-2012; Senator since 2013

Occupation – Personal Injury Attorney

Representative Daymon Ely

Presented the Red Flag Bill 2020

District: 23  

County: Bernalillo & Sandoval – Corrales Area

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188999/HD_District_Court_1_Packet_District_23.pdf

Occupation – Personal Injury Attorney

Representative Joy Garratt

Presented the Red Flag Bill 2020

District: 29  

County: Bernalillo

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188999/HD_District_Court_1_Packet_District_29.pdf

Occupation – Education

Senator Pete Campos

Voted for Red Flag Bill 2020

District: 8

County: Colfax, Guadalupe, Harding, Mora, Quay, San Miguel, and Taos

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_08.pdf

Service: Senator since 1991

Occupation: Education

Senator Jacob R. Candelaria

Voted for Red Flag Bill 2020

District: 26

County: Bernalillo

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_26.pdf

Service: Senator since 2013

Occupation: Attorney

Senator Roberto “Bobby” J. Gonzales 

Voted for Red Flag Bill 2020

District: 6

County: Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_06.pdf

Service: Representative from 1995-2019; Senator since 2019

Occupation: Retired Educator

Senator Daniel A. Ivey-Soto

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 15

County: Bernalillo – Albuquerque Metro

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_15.pdf

Service: Senator since 2013

Occupation: Association Executive

Senator Linda M. Lopez 

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 11

County: Bernalillo

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_11.pdf

Service: Senator since 1997 (wow, that’s a long time!)

Occupation: Consultant

Senator George K. Munoz 

Voted for Red Flag 2020

(This one is a TOTAL shocker since his constituents are hardcore gun owners and not for the red flag bill – I don’t think anyone is running against him either)

District: 4

County: Cibola, McKinley and San Juan

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_04.pdf

Service: Senator since 2009

Occupation: Businessman

Senator Bill B. O’Neill 

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 13

County: Bernalillo – Abq Metro

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_13.pdf

Service: Representative from 2009-2012; Senator since 2013

Occupation: Development Director- PEP

Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 12

County: Bernalillo – Abq Metro

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_12.pdf

Service: Senator since 2005

Occupation: Social Worker

Senator Michael Padilla

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 14

County: Bernalillo – Abq Metro

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_14.pdf

Service: Senator since 2013

Occupation: Business Owner

Senator Mary Kay Papen 

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 38

County: Doña Ana

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_38.pdf

Service: Senator since 2001

Occupation: Retired Car Dealer

Senator Shannon D. Pinto

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 3

County: McKinley & San Juan

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_03.pdf

Service:

Occupation: (None Listed)

Senator Nancy Rodriguez

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 24

County: Santa Fe

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_24.pdf

Service: Senator since 1996

Occupation: Consultant

Senator John M. Sapien 

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 9

County: Bernalillo and Sandoval

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_09.pdf

Service: Senator since 2009

Occupation: Insurance Sales

Senator Antoinette Sedillo Lopez

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 16

County: Bernalillo

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_16.pdf

Service:

Occupation: Retired Law Professor

Senator Benny Shendo, Jr.

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 22

County: Bernalillo, McKinley, Rio Arriba, San Juan and Sandoval

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_22.pdf

Service: Senator since 2013

Occupation: Community Development

Senator William P. Soules

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 37

County: Doña Ana

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_37.pdf

Service: Senator since 2013

Occupation: Teacher

Senator Elizabeth “Liz” Stefanics

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 39

County: Bernalillo, Lincoln, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Torrance and Valencia

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_39.pdf

Service: Senator from 1993-1996; Senator since 2017

Occupation: Consultant

Senator Jeff Steinborn

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 36

County: Doña Ana

Service: Representative from 2007- 2010 and 2013-2016; Senator since 2017

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_36.pdf

Occupation: Land Conservation

Senator Mimi Stewart 

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 17

County: Bernalillo

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_17.pdf

Service: Representative from 1995-2014; Senator since 2015

Occupation: Retired Educator

Senator Bill Tallman 

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 18

County: Bernalillo – Abq Metro

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_18.pdf

Service:

Occupation: Retired City Manager

Senator Peter Wirth

Voted for Red Flag 2020

District: 25

County: Santa Fe

https://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11Redistricting/188347/SD_188347_1_Court_Map_letter_District_25.pdf

Service: Representative from 2004-2008; Senator since 2008

Occupation: Attorney

*Grades are solely based on voting history, comments made during the legislative session, and social media comments. They do reflect an endorsement or opposition to any candidates by Pro-Gun Women. This grade is subject to change based on legislative voting, public statements regarding gun issues, or when new information becomes available. PGW reserves the right to change a candidate’s grade at any time. For more information, please email info@progunwomen.org.

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