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NATIONAL ELECTION RETURNS : EDITION-TIME COMPILATIONS : State-by-State Election Reports of Key Races and Issues : New Mexico

November 05, 1986

ALBUQUERQUE — Former assistant Interior Secretary Garrey E. Carruthers, a Republican, won the governor's race against Democrat Ray B. Powell. Carruthers becomes the state's first Republican governor in nearly two decades, succeeding Democrat Toney Anaya.

Carruthers led Powell, 54% to 46%, with 68% of the returns tallied.

Carruthers, 47, and Powell, 66, both were making their first bid for elective office. Powell is a retired vice president of Sandia National Laboratories.

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