Tuesday was a good day for 12-year-incumbent state Senator Richard Martinez, who led his campaign to victory against opponent Rio Arriba County Commissioner Alfredo Montoya.
It was the first time in 12 years that Martinez faced a primary opponent.
Martinez received 52 percent of the vote in the district, while Montoya received 48 percent – the difference being 1, 254 votes, according to unofficial election data.
And in Los Alamos County, the race was much tighter with Martinez receiving just 49 more votes that Montoya.
Montoya didn’t even take his home precinct by the anticipated landslide. He won Alcalde 284 to 153, according to printed tallies at the polling place.