Happening Now: Conservatives and Progressive face off for control in ABQ, Las Cruces elections

We are entering into a pivotal time in New Mexico. In Albuquerque, citizens are approaching a runoff in the mayoral race as well as in city council district 5. And in Las Cruces, municipal elections for three city councilors and a municipal judge are happening now. We’ve all seen what happens when progressive voters assume elections are already won and decide to stay home.  In New Mexico’s two most populous cities, progressive voters could be the largest voting blocs, but traditionally under-perform in city elections.  Now, more than ever, your local candidates are counting on your vote. Albuquerque: Citywide runoff, now through Nov.

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: Tim Keller

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. Tim Keller

 

 

 

 
Registered as a Democrat
Endorsements by community organizations:

AFSCME – American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 18
BCTWGM – Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers Local 351
CWA – Communication Workers of America Local 7076
IAFF – International Association of Firefighters Local 244
IATSE – International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 423
IATSE – International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 480
IBEW – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 611
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 492
IUPAT – International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 823
Iron Workers Local Union 495
LIUNA – Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 16
New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 412
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
EQNM – Equality New Mexico
Ole New Mexico
NW ABQ Political Action Group
Planned Parenthood Votes New Mexico
Sierra Club
New Mexico Working Families Party

Occupation: Current State Auditor, Former State Senator  

Facebook: Tim Keller for Albuquerque 

Website: http://www.tk4abq.com 

Who pays for their campaign: view the finance report. *Publicly financed candidate
What they have to say about themselves: Tim Keller is a bold, progressive leader who will take urgent action to bring needed change to Albuquerque. Tim Keller is the only clean election candidate, running a publicly financed campaign powered by thousands of local people.

Mayoral Candidate: Brian Colón

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. Brian Colón

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: Partner at Robles, Rael & Anaya, P.C., Former Chairman Democratic Party 
Facebook: Brian S. Colón 

Website: http://www.colonformayor.com 

Who pays for their campaign: view the finance report. What they say about themselves: Brian’s involvement in politics formally began when, in 2008, he was elected Chairman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

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: Ricardo Chaves

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. Ricardo Chaves

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: Founder of Parking Company of America 
Facebook: Ricardo Chaves 

Website: http://www.chavesformayor.com 

Who pays for their campaign: view the finance report. What they say about themselves: A self-made businessman, Ricardo Chaves founded Parking Company of America in 1963.

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.