Early, unofficial vote results for Bernalillo and Torrance counties

1053 of 1492 precincts partially reporting at this hour

8:30 p.m.

Early and unofficial results of Election Day in New Mexico are starting to come in. The Independent will be updating results as more polls report.

Bernalillo County

With 441 of 441 precincts partially reporting, Democrat Charlene Pyskoty is leading Republican Jim Smith for the Bernalillo County Commission District 5 seat, which includes the East Mountains.

So far 53.13 percent of the vote went to Pyskoty, with 46.87 percent to Smith.

Democrat and incumbent Sheriff Manuel Gonzales is leading Republican challenger Louis Golson by 53.78 percent to 46.22 percent.

Democrat Tanya Giddings is unopposed in the race for Bernalillo County Assessor.

A library bonds issue of $1.75 million is leading by 74.99 percent in favor to 25.01 percent against.

A bond issue of $16.75 million for public safety facilities and other county buildings is also leading, with 74.81 percent of votes cast so far in favor, and 25.19 percent against.

Parks and recreation bonds of $4.95 million are leading by 77.37 percent in favor and 22.63 percent against.

A bond for storm drainage and utilities for $5.5 million is leading by 80 percent of votes counted so far in favor and 20 percent opposed.

Public housing bonds are leading by 70.93 percent in favor of the issue and 29.07 percent against among votes reported so far.

Flood control bonds of $25 million is also leading, with 76.10 percent of voters in favor and 23.90 percent against.

Torrance County

Partial results are also coming in for Torrance County, with 16 of 16 precincts partially reporting at this hour.

Running for Torrance County Commission’s District 1, Republican Kevin McCall is ahead of Democrat Andrew Homer, by 68.46 percent to 31.54 percent, or 625 votes for McCall and 288 for Homer.

Ryan Schwebach, a Republican, is unopposed in the Torrance County Commission District 2 seat; Jesse Lucero, a Republican, is unopposed in the race for County Assessor; and Jose Martin Rivera, a Republican who currently serves as undersheriff, is unopposed for sheriff.

Running for probate judge, so far Republican Josie Chavez leads Democrat Lucy Orio by 60.26 percent to 39.74 percent.

Santa Fe County

No results have yet been reported for Santa Fe County.

Incumbent Democrat Gus Martinez is unopposed in the race for Santa Fe County Assessor; Democrat Adan Mendoza is running unopposed for Santa Fe County Sheriff.

Legislative Races

In the House District 22 race, in a district that includes the East Mountain, Democrat Jessica Velasquez is leading Republican Gregg Schmedes, with 18 out of 21 precincts partially reporting.

That is 5,085 votes for Velasquez to 4,209 votes for Schmedes at this hour, a lead of 54.71 percent to 45.29 percent, with 9,294 votes counted.

So far, Santa Fe counties have not reported results.

Sandoval County is showing 12 out of 12 precincts partially reporting, with 51.24 percent of those votes cast for Velasquez and 48.76 percent for Schmedes.

Bernalillo County votes so far are 63.31 percent to Velasquez and 36.69 percent for Schmedes.

In the House District 50 race, pitting incumbent and Democrat Matthew McQueen against a challenger without party affiliation, Jarratt Applewhite, early results show Applewhite leading with 52.53 percent of the votes counted so far to 47.47 percent to McQueen.

In the Bernalillo County precincts, McQueen leads so far with 73.24 percent. In Torrance County, voters so far have tilted toward Applewhite with 56.12 percent.

Valencia County’s voters so far, with 4 of 4 precincts partially reporting, show 51.31 percent for McQueen to 48.69 percent for Applewhite.

Incumbent Democrat Tomas Salazar is unopposed in the District 70 race.

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