Ben Ray Luján Garners 98.43 Percent of Delegate Vote at Pre-Primary Convention

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján


SANTA FE – Ben Ray Luján earned overwhelming support at Saturday’s Democratic Pre-Primary Convention in his bid for re-election to New Mexico’s Third Congressional District. Lujan earned a spot on the Democratic primary ticket by winning 98 percent of the delegate vote. He captured 566 of the 575 delegate votes cast. This marks the second consecutive pre-primary convention in which Luján has secured over 90 percent of the vote.

“I have been honored to serve the people of New Mexico and the only Congressional District I have called home. This strong show of support from so many of my fellow New Mexicans from across the district is humbling and it energizes me to work even harder to uphold the values and traditions that are so important to our communities and to our families,” Luján said. “Our work to provide the people of New Mexico with the opportunities that reflect their dreams and aspirations must continue, and I look forward to more visits with friends and neighbors from every corner of the district to discuss my efforts to expand educational opportunities for our children, protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare for our seniors, and spur innovations that can help create good jobs in our communities. Working together with the people of our great state, I know that we can build a brighter future for the Land of Enchantment.”

By winning 98.43 percent of the delegate vote, Lujan is the only Democrat from the Third District who has earned a spot on the June primary ballot.