Fourth Democrat candidate announces running for governor


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s now a fourth Democrat running for governor.

State Senator Joseph Cervantes is an architect and a Las Cruces attorney.

He says he’s focusing his campaign on fixing the state’s economy and educational system.

Three other Democrats are also running.

Democrat Jeff Apodaca, the son of former Governor Jerry Apodaca, Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham and Peter Debenedittis, a teacher from Santa Fe.

No Republicans have announced a run. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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