Jim Farrell is a Las Cruces resident and a veteran of many Democratic campaigns around the country.
Among the successful campaigns he's worked on are U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana, who unseated an incumbent Republican in 2006; Congressman Jared Polis of Colorado, (one of the few openly gay candidates to be elected to Congress); and the U.S. Senate campaign for Mark Dayton of Minnesota (who currently is governor of that state.)
One not-so-successful campaign Farrell worked on was former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's presidential bid. He was deputy campaign manager for Richardson in the Iowa caucuses.
So far the only other Democrat in the governor's race is state Sen. Linda Lopez. (Hey, wasn't Sen. Michael Sanchez supposed to have made up his mind a few days ago?)
Incumbent Republican Susana Martinez is not expected to have any primary opposition.