Important local positions at stake this year

Posted at: 11/06/2012 6:14 PM
Updated at: 11/06/2012 8:09 PM
By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News

It's not just about Obama and Romney tonight. New Mexicans are voting on a great big ballot that runs from president to probate judge.

At the top, who will fill Jeff Bingaman's shoes? Bingaman is retiring after thirty years in the U.S. Senate. His fellow Democrat Martin Heinrich is making a strong bid to try on those shoes. Former Republican Congressperson Heather Wilson is running hard to win that job herself.

To fill Heinrich's vacancy in the First Congressional District, will it be Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham or Republican Janice Arnold-Jones?

In the second district, Republican Steve Pearce has a lock on the job. The same is true for Democrat Ben Ray Lujan in the third district.

Meanwhile, all 112 seats in the legislature are on the ballot, with Republicans having a chance to win the state House of Represenatives for the first time in nearly sixty years.