election 2017


V.26 No.27 | 7/6/2017
Healthy Workforce Ordinance

News Feature

The Forms of Things Unknown

Midsummer city politica, explained

An important municipal election is coming up on Oct. 3 with the mayor’s office and five Council seats up for the taking, as well as a controversial ballot question.
V.26 No.24 | 6/15/2017
Gus Pedrotty
Courtesy of Pedrotty for Mayor

Candidate Q&A

Pedrotty’s Bigger Picture

Candidate: healthy future is now

Gus Pedrotty's bid for mayor began as idealistic, but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.

Candidate Q&A

Gus Pedrotty’s Alibi interview [Video]

Gus Pedrotty—Gus, as he likes to be known—stopped by Alibi Headquarters to discuss a bid for mayor that began as idealistic—and some would say unlikely—but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.

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V.26 No.22 | 6/1/2017
Mayoral Forum in Albuquerque
courtesy of NM Political Report

Election News

Forum Invigorates Campaign

Mayoral candidates put their dukes up!

Six Albuquerque mayoral candidates faced off last week in one of the first forums of the campaign, answering questions on a wide range of issues like community policing, immigration and economic development.
Candidates Archuleta, Colón and Keller
Diana Cervantes via The Daily Lobo

Editorial

Where to Now?

Mayoral campaign reveals similarities

Amidst so many similar planks in platforms that appear, on the surface, to mirror each other, it’s reasonable to fear that progressive and centrist voters will split the vote unnecessarily, giving right-leaning candidates the advantage they need to win the race and ultimately continue the failed policies of the Berry administration.
V.26 No.19 | 5/11/2017
Deanna Archuleta

Candidate Q&A

Archuleta Articulates Vision

Public health, public service and businesses that give back

Albuquerque mayoral candidate Deanna Archuleta’s most successful initiatives speak to her civic engagement and sense of belonging to the citizenry at large.

Candidate Q&A

Deanna Archuleta’s Alibi interview [Video]

Deanna Archuleta met with Weekly Alibi last week to discuss her bid for mayor. During the conversation, it became clear that her objectives—matched with a genuine concern for constituents and a general disdain of political priorities in favor of progressive, public-benefiting policies—drive her quest to be our city’s next leader.

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V.26 No.16 | 4/20/2017
Wayne Johnson
Wayne Johnson for Mayor

Candidate Q&A

New Sheriff, New Town

Wayne Johnson offers orderly and efficient solutions

Mayoral candidate Wayne Johnson believes the DOJ consent decree is limiting APD's ability to fight crime.

Candidate Q&A

Wayne Johnson’s Alibi interview [Video]

Weekly Alibi met with Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson, one of two Republicans vying for the city's top job.
V.26 No.15 | 4/13/2017

NM Political Report

Nice Idea, Not Interested

Two big-name Dems say no to public financing in ABQ mayoral race

Albuquerque mayoral candidates have to file their next campaign finance reports by April 15. For most, it will be their first reports filed this election. While many of the candidates speak highly of public financing, only one has qualified for it.

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V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017
Tim Keller appears at his public finance kick-off party
Kristen Woods

Candidate Q&A

Tim Keller and the Details

Crime, community policing are essential issues

Tim Keller, the up front and open-minded progressive, says it's the job of the mayor to step up and take ownership of Albuquerque's challenges. Here he starts with how to address crime.

Candidate Q&A

Tim Keller’s Alibi interview [Video]

Weekly Alibi’s August March converses with mayoral candidate Tim Keller about crime, economic development, public transportation and public schools.
V.26 No.12 | 3/23/2017
Dan Lewis (left) in conversation with August March. [Click for full video.]

Candidate Q&A

An Accelerator Named Lewis

Councilor Dan Lewis weighs in for mayoral race

Mayoral candidate Dan Lewis believes that setting this city’s economic sights toward success and then reaping the market-provided benefits will rouse the sleeping giant known as our town.
V.26 No.10 | 3/9/2017
Brian S. Colón
August March

Candidate Q&A

Colón Speaks Burqueño

Candidate expresses hope, displays readiness

Brian S. Colón's proposed plans for the city, his beliefs about infrastructure, economics, endemic poverty, the police and the bright future for Burqueños that he says will come to fruition if he takes the reins from Mayor Berry in January 2018.

Candidate Q&A

Brian S. Colón’s Alibi interview [Video]

Full content of “collegial, yet intense and wide-ranging” discussion

Mayoral candidate Brian S. Colón gave us 45 minutes of his time to explain his motivations and hopes for the City of Albuquerque.

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