Remaining mayoral candidates receive key endorsements
October 18, 2017 05:13 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – As the runoff election to determine the next mayor of Albuquerque approaches, candidates Tim Keller and Dan Lewis both received key endorsements on Wednesday.
Keller, the current state auditor, will face off against City Councilor Lewis on Nov. 14 after no candidates garnered the necessary 50 percent of votes to win the election earlier this month. Keller was the top vote-getter, achieving 39 percent of total votes cast that day.
Brian Colón – who garnered 16 percent of votes on Oct. 3, good for third-most among the candidates – endorsed Keller, saying in a statement that he is “committed to helping not just the privileged few, but every single one of us who believe that Albuquerque has the potential to be a safe and smart city.”
Meanwhile, Michelle Garcia Holmes, a former detective with the Albuquerque Police department, endorsed Lewis for mayor. She said in a statement that his “crime plan is realistic, unlike his opponent’s plan, which I truly believe is radical and will allow Albuquerque to become a haven for drug and human traffickers.”
Garcia Holmes joins Ricardo Chaves as former mayoral candidates to endorse Lewis. Together they garnered five percent of the total votes in the municipal election.
Colón is the first former mayoral candidate to endorse Keller.
Updated: October 18, 2017 05:13 PM
Created: October 18, 2017 03:45 PM
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