election 2017


V.26 No.38 | 9/21/2017

Election News

Approving Bond Issues is Good

Let’s make Burque Better

Among the items on your 2017 election ballot are these bonds.
V.26 No.35 | 8/31/2017
Susan Wheeler-Deichsel
Courtesy Susan4ABQ.com

News Interview

Talking with Susan Wheeler-Deichsel

Mayoral candidate is compassionate, ready to lead

Mayoral candidate Susan Wheeler-Deichsel says poverty is behind many of our problems.
V.26 No.30 | 7/27/2017
Mayoral candidates are serious about their funding
Weekly Alibi

Election News

War Chests Filled with Booty

Local candidates look to many sources for funding

Money has been pouring into the 2017 mayoral race at an unprecedented rate.
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.