alibi online
Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals
 
 V.22 No.39 | September 26 - October 2, 2013 

Feature

Mayor McCheese

Richard Berry
Richard Berry
The race for Mayor of Albuquerque is by far this election's most exciting issue … and it isn't even that exciting. Incumbent Richard Berry is throwing his hat in the ring for a second term, and both his impressive approval rating and early lead in the polls would seem to indicate a sound victory. Not that his term has been problem-free: A rash of APD shootings, a floundering economy and his wildly unpopular plan for a bosque “river walk” have earned him his share of vocal detractors. Still Berry's dignified but low-key presence has done little to alienate the voting public. His most visible accomplishments seem to involve the beautification of our dirty little town with trees, bushes and landscaping rocksand once your eyes are done rolling about that priority, they'll be looking at a pretty intersection. … and vastly improved drainage for Lead and Coal during our recent deluge.

Pete Dinelli
Pete Dinelli
Running in distant second is former prosecutor (and Milhouse lookalike) Pete Dinelli. Dinelli ran an unsuccessful bid for mayor back in 1989 and served as a city councilor from 1985 to 1989. He's been a vocal critic of Berry's failure to correct dire shortcomings in Albuquerque's police department, and he has the support of both firefighters' and police unions. His close association with former mayor Martin Chavez as Director of Public Safety and leader of the Safe City Task Force could either hurt or help his campaign, depending upon whom you ask. Though the mayoral race is officially non-partisan, Dinelli is the only registered Democrat on the ticket, for what that's worth.

Paul Heh
Paul Heh
Barely showing up as a blip, retired APD sergeant Paul Heh is running on a no-nonsense, straight-talk platform, calling for an end to politics as usual. Heh claims he could have our police force straightened out in 90 days because he knows what the problems are. Despite his blue-collar appeal, Heh stands little chance of staging an upset.

The successful mayoral candidate must win by 50 percent of the votes. Otherwise, there will be a runoff election on Nov. 19. The mayor's term will begin on Dec. 1.

 

Today's Events

Read to the Dogs at South Valley Public Library

Children can practice their reading in a relaxed atmosphere with a registered therapy dog.

Groove the Dig with Old School John at Blackbird Buvette

Wine Tasting: Offbeat & Interesting Wines at Slate Street Café

More Recommented Events ››
Join our mailing list for exclusive info, the week's events and free stuff!
 

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • alibi.com
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Rocksquawk Discussions
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Del.icio.us Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
    International Legends Cup
    International Legends Cup9.13.2014