Yvette Herrell

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Yvette Herrell
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Former State Representative from New Mexico's 51st District
From: January 18, 2011 – January 15, 2019
Predecessor Gloria Vaughn
Successor Rachel Black
Party Republican
Spouse(s) (divorced)[1]
Religion Christian

Yvette Herrell (born March 16, 1964) is a real estate investor, Cherokee Nation member, and conservative Republican who served as the state representative from New Mexico's 51st district from 2011 to 2019. She successfully ran for United States House of Representatives from New Mexico's 2nd congressional district to unseat Democrat Xochitl Torres Small, having unsuccessfully challenged the latter for an open seat in 2018 in which allegations of Democrat voter fraud were rife.[2]

New Mexico House of Representatives

Herrell voted in March 2011 against HB 172, a bill that would prohibit the use of corporal punishment in public schools.[3]

Herrell voted in March 2013 against the lowering of corporate income tax rates.[4]

Rep. Herrell voted in February 2014 against raising the minimum wage.[5]

Being strongly pro-life, Herrell sponsored a bill in February 2015 to ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy statewide in New Mexico.[6]

Herrell voted in March 2017 against the statewide prohibiting of conversion therapy.[7]

U.S. House of Representatives

2018 election

See: 2018 Midterm Elections

Following Rep. Steve Pearce's announcement that he would run for governor rather than seek re-election to another House term in 2018,[8] Herrell ran for the seat, winning the Republican primary and facing Democrat Xochitl Torres Small. Herrell was initially declared the winner of the race on Election Night, but "lost" after several thousand ballots were "mysteriously discovered".[9] Despite claims made by liberals that there supposedly was no evidence of election fraud, a later audit as reported by the Daily Signal found signs of such.[2] Herrell refused to concede the race due to it likely having been stolen.[10]

2020 election

Herrell announced in early 2019 that she would run against Torres Small for a rematch in the 2020 U.S. House elections.[11]

Republican primary

Facing oil executive Claire Chase in the Republican primary, Herrell faced strong criticism for promoting false rumors about Chase,[1][12] alleging refuted claims of infidelity. She also previously paid for an ad tying Chase to the Green New Deal, which sparked pushback from an oil group.[13]

Herrell won the primary to face Torres Small in the general election.[14]

General election

Herrell received the endorsement of Donald Trump for the general election.[15] She was also endorsed by former Democrat congressman Harry Teague,[16] who appeared in one of her campaign ads.[17]

Running in a mostly Republican district, Herrell won the general election, defeating Torres Small in a rematch.[18] She will take office on January 3, 2021.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 'Despicable': Gloves come off in New Mexico GOP House race
  2. 2.0 2.1 EXCLUSIVE: Audit Finds Signs of Fraud in New Mexico House Race
  3. HB 172 - Prohibiting Corporal Punishment as School Discipline - New Mexico Key Vote
  4. HB 641 - Reduces Corporate Income Tax Rates - New Mexico Key Vote
  5. SJR 13 - Increases the Minimum Wage - New Mexico Key Vote
  6. HB 390 - Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks - New Mexico Key Vote
  7. SB 121 - Prohibits Conversion Therapy - New Mexico Key Vote
  8. Congressman Pearce announces run for governor
  9. Two references:
  10. Multiple references:
  11. Republican Herrell to run against Torres Small in 2020
  12. Two references:
  13. New Mexico oil group, GOP House hopeful condemn candidate ad
  14. Yvette Herrell wins the high-stakes Republican contest in New Mexico's 2nd congressional district
  15. Trump Endorses Herrell in Close New Mexico U.S. House Race
  16. Two references:
  17. Harry Teague
  18. GOP's Yvette Herrell unseats Torres Small in New Mexico rematch

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