Monday, February 16, 2009

Romero Running for ABQ Mayor

Here's a press release I got this morning:

ALBUQUERQUE (Monday, February 15, 2009). Tuesday marks the official launch of Richard Romero's campaign for Mayor of Albuquerque.

As mayor, Richard will lead Albuquerque through the ongoing economic crisis. Richard will campaign to create new jobs for Albuquerque, reduce government waste, improve our education system, and cut the growing crime rate.

With family and supporters present, Richard will address supporters and apply for public financing in his bid for Mayor.


February 17, 2009, 12:00pm

City Hall, 5th and
Marquette, Downtown Albuquerque

Steering Committee

(still in formation)
State Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino, State Senator Cisco McSorley, State Representative Mimi Stewart, State Senator Eric Griego, State Senator Tim Keller, former State Senator Tito Chavez, former U.S. Senator Fred Harris, Veronica Garcia, New Mexico Sec. of Education, Ralph Arellanes, Phil Baca, Fabrizio Bertoletti, Teresa Brito-Asenap, Pat Bryan, Phil Ewing, Michelle Garcia, Earl Holmes, Lou Hoffman, Blair Kaufman, David Kleinfeld, Mary Molina Mescall, Dr.John Mondragon, Bill Moye, Michael Passi , Dr. Steve Pilon, Kim Posich, Stephanie Poston, Giovanna Rossi, Orlie Sedillo, Orlando Vigil, Ann Yegge.

Richard is a former teacher, principal and leader of the NM state Senate. He is from Albuquerque's Barelas neighborhood and lives downtown with his wife, Margie.

Albuquerque's municipal election will be held on October 6, 2009.

Also Romero is a registered lobbyist in the Legislature. His current clients include Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico Community Foundation, New Mexico Speech & Hearing Association, New Mexico Association of Educational Retirees and Southwest Learning Center.

UPDATE: I should mention the other candidates and potential candidates. There's Michael Cadigan, Ken Sanchez and possible current Mayor Marty Chavez. ... and as a reader pointed out, Debbie O'Malley.

UPDATE 2: Romero's campaign consultant Neri Holquin told me Romero is taking a break from lobbying. "Richard Romero will be running for Mayor full time. He ended his contractual obligations to his clients last week and has informed the SOS this week."