Vote – Just Go Vote… #WhoWeElectMatters

Consider your options, talk to your neighbors, attend one of the remaining forums, and then go vote. Municipal level elections are where change is influenced most immediately. As an outlet for information, keeping people aware, informed and engaged, is always our focus. We urge you to keep the focus as we head toward October 3rd and November 8th and push your friends and fellow community members to vote. We appreciate it and you.

Mayoral Candidate: Gus Pedrotty

As part of our continued efforts to inform the voters of New Mexico about their choices when it comes to who they/we elect for public office, we are providing a comprehensive voter guide for the upcoming municipal election. See the full Voter Guide here. Gus Pedrotty

Registered as a Democrat
Endorsements by community organizations:

None listed on candidate’s public website. Endorsement lists can be sent to carlos[at]progressnownm.org. Occupation: Recent Graduate of University of New Mexico  
Facebook: Gus Pedrotty for Mayor 

Website: http://www.gusformayor.com 

Who pays for their campaign: view the finance report.

Mayoral Candidate: Dan Lewis

As part of our continued efforts to inform the voters of New Mexico about their choices when it comes to who they/we elect for public office, we are providing a comprehensive voter guide for the upcoming municipal election. See the full Voter Guide here. Dan Lewis

Registered as a Republican 
Endorsements by community organizations:

None listed on candidate’s public website. Endorsement lists can be sent to carlos[at]progressnownm.org

Occupation: Executive VP Desert Fuels, City Councilor Dist. 5 
Facebook: Dan Lewis 

Website: http://www.lewisabq.com 

Who pays for their campaign: view the finance report.

Mayoral Candidate: Wayne Johnson

As part of our continued efforts to inform the voters of New Mexico about their choices when it comes to who they/we elect for public office, we are providing a comprehensive voter guide for the upcoming municipal election. See the full Voter Guide here. Wayne Johnson

Registered as a Republican 
Endorsements by community organizations:

None listed on candidate’s public website. Endorsement lists can be sent to carlos[at]progressnownm.org

Occupation: President at Vista Media, Currently serving as County Commissioner Dist. 5 
Facebook: Wayne Johnson for Mayor 

Website: http://votewaynejohnson.com 

Who pays for their campaign: view the finance report.

Mayoral Candidate: Michelle Garcia Holmes

As part of our continued efforts to inform the voters of New Mexico about their choices when it comes to who they/we elect for public office, we are providing a comprehensive voter guide for the upcoming municipal election. See the full Voter Guide here. Michelle Garcia Holmes

Registered as Independent
Endorsements by community organizations:

none listed on candidate’s public website. Endorsement lists can be sent to carlos[at]progressnownm.org

Occupation: Former Detective APD, Former Chief of Staff NM Attorney General’s Office 
Facebook: Michelle4abqMayor

Website: http://wwww.michelle4mayor.org  

Who pays for their campaign: view the finance report. What they say about themselves: I desire to be the Mayor of Albuquerque because I believe in accountability, integrity, responsibility and using your life to make a difference in other people’s lives.

Mayoral Candidate: Susan Wheeler-Deichsel

As part of our continued efforts to inform the voters of New Mexico about their choices when it comes to who they/we elect for public office, we are providing a comprehensive voter guide for the upcoming municipal election. See the full Voter Guide here. Susan Wheeler-Deichsel

Registered as Independent
Endorsements by community organizations:

None listed on candidate’s public website. Endorsement lists can be sent to carlos[at]progressnownm.org

Occupation: Owner and Innkeeper at Endion ABQ/La Casita Rosada
Facebook: Susan for ABQ

Website: http://www.susanforabq.com

Who pays for their campaign: view the finance report. What they have to say about themselves: I was once told there are two types of people in the world: those who enter a room and announce ‘Here I am,’ and those who come in saying, ‘There you are.’
“Albuquerque, there you are.

ALEC unveils Const. Amendment to let Gov’s, Legislatures pick US Senators; DeVos, Kochs and others to discuss at ALEC conference this week

Republicans control 32 of 50 state legislatures and 33 governors’ mansions. Now they want to lock in control of the US Senate, too. The Center for Media and Democracy has been one of the nation’s foremost critics of the secretive corporate dating service for legislators: ALEC.  The bill factory brings corporations and state legislators together at posh retreats to write “model bills” helping corporations’ bottom lines and, in return, ALEC works to help conservative legislators maintain majorities in state legislatures. With a majority of state legislatures in Republican hands in 2010, the GOP redrew the lines giving them huge advantages in Congressional and state legislative races, but a new Democratic surge in response to President Trump threatens to reduce their majorities in several swing states.

[Sign Thank You Card] Maggie Toulouse Oliver says ‘no’ to giving our personal voter data to Trump’s sham panel

Maggie Toulouse Oliver was among the first secretaries of state to say no a request from Trump’s sham voter fraud panel for the personal social security numbers, voter history and personal data of more than a million New Mexico voters. At least a dozen chief elections officers around the country have since joined. “I will never release the personally identifiable information of New Mexico voters protected by law, including their social security number and birthdate. Further, I will not release any other voter information like names, addresses or voting history unless and until I am convinced the information will not be used for nefarious or unlawful purposes, and only if I am provided a clear plan for how it will be secured. As New Mexico’s Chief Election Official, I will continue to ensure the integrity of our elections while protecting the voting rights and personal privacy of our voters.”

 

When President Trump announced his Advisory Commission on Election Integrity earlier this year, Secretary of State Toulouse Oliver released this statement:

 

“If President Trump truly wants to boost Americans’ confidence in the integrity of our elections, he should stop making false claims of rampant voter fraud.   President Trump’s voter fraud allegations are simply not true and they are doing real damage to our democracy.