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.

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.

5 Big Ways Trump’s Government Shutdown Will Impact New Mexico on Day 1

President Donald Trump wants his 100th day in office to be memorable.  That milestone comes this weekend, but it might not be memorable for the reasons he wants. Funding for the Federal government ends on Friday and Trump is demanding that Congress pass a budget extension to fund two key campaign promises: building a border wall and billions in new military spending at the expense of state department and domestic programs.

If his big push goes anything like his Obamacare repeal, Trump won’t get his budget and that means Trump’s 100th day could be day 1 of a government shutdown. Top Trump officials push border wall as government shutdown looms https://t.co/YDMhPLBVPv pic.twitter.com/KLgACrZptG
— The Hill (@thehill) April 23, 2017

Earlier this month our own Gov. Martinez threw a fit and threatened a government shutdown if she didn’t get the budget bill she wanted. Now Trump is following suit, so we wanted to see what a shutdown would mean for New Mexicans.

In first post-Trump elections, progressives sweep school elections helped by record voter turnout

Progressive candidates fought off pro-Trump Tea Party candidates in school board elections around the state, Tuesday. It was the first election test of the newly energized progressive movement in the Trump era. The results are still coming in but the early results are already clear:  this movement isn’t just about resistance in the streets – we’re voting, too! “Voter turnout in Albuquerque was almost double what it was two years ago, and early numbers show that those voters came out for a slate of progressive candidates endorsed by educators unions, progressive elected leaders and community organizations, including ProgressNowNM,” says Pat Davis, executive director of ProgressNowNM. In a sign of progressive voting power:

ProgressNowNM’s Progressive Champions PAC Voter Guide was viewed online more than 25,000 times – 14,511 times in the 7 days preceding the election.

Steve Pearce launches last minute push to take over Albuquerque Public Schools

Rep. Steve Pearce is at it again, this time meddling in the nonpartisan Albuquerque Public Schools and Central New Mexico Community College elections. This week Albuquerque Republicans began receiving a robocall from Pearce instructing them to vote for Republican candidates in their district in the upcoming February 7 election, so Republicans can take back the public school system in Albuquerque. After receiving several tips about the calls, ProgressNow New Mexico’s researchers were able to contact a Republican voter in Albuquerque who did not approve of Pearce’s – whose southern New Mexico Congressional doesn’t cover Albuquerque – intrusion into APS and CNM matters. The calls were traced to Republican Party Headquarters in Albuquerque.  Staff at the party confirmed the calls.