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CVNM Action Fund

In order to pass strong laws that protect New Mexico’s air, land and water, we believe it is critical to elect pro-environmental candidates.

CVNM Action Fund

CVNM Action Fund is a nonpartisan “coordinated” political action committee (PAC) that works to elect pro-conservation candidates and to defeat anti-conservation candidates at the state level up to the amount allowed by New Mexico campaign finance laws. Through our work with CVNM Action Fund, we let voters know that—for New Mexico’s air, land, water and communities—who we elect matters. By donating to CVNM Action Fund you send a message to candidates that you care about environmental issues. Through our Action Fund you are giving to pro-environmental advocacy efforts.

Endorsement Process

CVNM Action Fund’s endorsement process aims to reinforce accountability and achieve the strongest possible climate, conservation, and democracy policy outcomes in the state Legislature. To achieve this goal, we strive to ensure that the process is methodical, predictable, and based on consistent data and objective criteria. The process is conducted separately for the Primary and General elections. Endorsements are not automatically given. Our goal is to identify the candidates who represent the best opportunity to enact pro-climate and pro-conservation policy. To find out more about our endorsement process, click here.

CVNM Action Fund 2024: Endorsed Candidates  

Senate 

House  

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Primaries  

The endorsed candidates listed below have contested races in the 2024 primaries. 

Senate: 

  • SD 3 – Senator Shannon Pinto
  • SD 8 – Senator Pete Campos
  • SD 9 – Conservation Qualified*: Heather Balas and Cindy Nava 
  • SD 13 – Senator Bill O’Neill
  • SD 11 – Senator Linda Lopez
  • SD 15 – Heather Berghmans
  • SD 21 – Athena Christodoulou
  • SD 24 – Conservation Qualified*: Linda Trujillo and Anna Hansen
  • SD 30 – Angel Charley
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House of Representatives: 

  • HD 4 – Joseph Hernandez
  • HD 6 – Rep. Eliseo Lee Alcon
  • HD 12 – Rep. Art De La Cruz
  • HD 13 – Rep. Patricia Roybal Caballero
  • HD 16 – Rep. Yanira Gurrola Valenzuela
  • HD 18 – Conservation Qualified*: Anjali Taneja and Marianna Anaya
  • HD 27 – Conservation Qualified*: Rep. Marian Matthews and Greg Seeley 
  • HD 30 – Elizabeth Diane Torres-Velásquez
  • HD 35 – Rep. Angelica Rubio 
  • HD 39 – Gabrielle Begay
  • HD 41 – Rep. Susan Herrera
  • HD 43 – Rep. Christine Chandler
  • HD 70 – Anita Gonzales

*CVNM Action Fund may designate Conservation Qualified in a race if there are two or more candidates that are strong pro-climate and pro-conservation choices. Candidates receiving a Conservation Qualified designation are not officially endorsed by CVNM Action Fund.

 

General Election

The endorsed candidates listed below have contested races in the 2024 general election. Percentage numbers following legislator names indicate their CVNM Conservation Scorecard lifetime legislative voting record on conservation issues.

Senate: 

  • SD 18 – Rep. Natalie Figueroa (100%)
  • SD 20 – Sen. Martin Hickey (96%)
  • SD 23 – Sen. Harold Pope, Jr. (100%)
  • SD 28 – Sen. Siah Correa Hemphill (96%)
  • SD 38 – Sen. Carrie Hamblen (100%)
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House of Representatives: 

  • HD 11 – Speaker Javier Martinez (98%)
  • HD 14 – Rep. Miguel Garcia (96%)
  • HD 19 – Rep. Janelle Anyanonu (100%)
  • HD 24 – Rep. Liz Thomson (99%)
  • HD 26 – Rep. Eleanor Chávez (100%
  • HD 28 – Rep. Pamelya Herndon (95%)
  • HD 29 – Rep. Joy Garratt (98%)
  • HD 36 – Rep. Nathan Small (97%)
  • HD 37 – Rep. Joanne Ferrary (100%)
  • HD 43 – Rep. Christine Chandler (97%)
  • HD 44 – Rep. Kathleen Cates (100%)
  • HD 50 – Rep. Matthew McQueen (97%)
  • HD 68 – Rep. Charlotte Little (100%)
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