Here's how Luna County races panned out in 2020 General Election
Here's how Luna County voted
DEMING – Luna County voters were out in force Tuesday for the 2020 General Election in Deming and Columbus, NM. A total of 8,160 turned in ballots from 12,889 registered voters.
Democratic incumbent Candie Sweetser and Republican incumbent John Sweetser presented an election dynamic in Luna County for the 2020 General Election. State Representative Candie Sweetser (D-Deming) won a second term in Santa Fe when she defeated candidate Scott Chandler (R-Deming) in a race that pitted two Deming residents on totally different platforms.
John Sweetser defeated challenger Ruben Javier Diaz to secure another term on the Luna County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat.
The Sweetser's are husband and wife who show that unity can work despite being on opposite sides from the two major political parties.
Candie Sweetser held steady in Luna County with a clear record of past accomplishments that directly benefited agriculture, education and water conservation in Luna County.
Chandler based his campaign on “change.” He planned to serve as a steward for turning the state “Red” (Republican) and viewed his challenge for State Representative as a key step in accomplishing his goal.
Candie took 53 percent of the Luna County vote to Chandler’s 47 percent, and that came in a county that voted “Red” in 2020.
Luna County’s testament to Red came in several key New Mexico races. Republican incumbent Donald J. Trump carried Luna County by 10 percentage points (54-44) over Democratic challenger Joe Biden in the Presidential Race. Biden won in New Mexico, 54 percent to 44 percent.
John S. Sweetser (R-Deming) held his District 3 seat on the Luna County Board of Commissioners by defeating Ruben Javier Diaz (D-Deming), a former county commissioner who served two terms from 2008-2016.