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election

Close But No Cigar

Three-time mayor Martin Chavez to have lunch with R.J. Berry tomorrow

By Carolyn Carlson [ Tue Oct 6 2009 10:15 PM ]
Chavez wants to make a better salary.
Chavez wants to make a better salary.

Mayor Chavez arrived at O’Niell’s and was elegant and graceful in a speech that all but conceded to Richard Berry. He said all the right things, asking everyone to work together and stand behind Albuquerque’s next mayor. Before his arrival the crowd had dwindled, and the Chavez camp tried to pack everyone around him so it would look bigger. He said he was going to spend time with his kids and make a better salary, and he appeared more upbeat than would be expected. In attendance were Chief of Police Keith Shultz and Deputy City Attorney Pete Donnelley, two men probably now worried about their jobs. Unless voting results make a drastic change, it looks like Marty had a good run, but it’s now come to an end.