SFR's time-honored tradition of pop-quizzing candidates for public office is our way of testing their knowledge about the community they seek to represent. The city election on March 6 includes four districted council seats with a total of nine candidates, and five people who are running for mayor. As the election nears, we bring you a race or two in each print edition. This week, we reached out to Roman Abeyta, who is the next in line to be the District 3 councilor. He's unopposed in the election to replace Carmichael Dominguez, who is not running for re-election.
- Which senior centers are in your district?
ANSWER: There are no senior centers in District 3.
- What percent of the flights at the Santa Fe Airport are commercial versus private?
ANSWER: Five percent of flights at the Santa Fe Regional Airport are commercial. The rest are private.
- How late at night can you catch a bus on Airport Road?
ANSWER: The last bus is at 9:44 pm on Santa Fe Trails Route 1W and 9:15 pm on Route 24W.
- True or False: The city uses treated sewer water to help its soccer fields grow.
ANSWER: The city uses treated effluent to water the Municipal Recreation Complex and other parks.
- What is the cost to use the public computers at the Southside library?
ANSWER: They’re free.
Roman Abeyta is running unopposed for the District 3 seat held by Carmichael Dominguez, who is not seeking re-election. Abeyta is the director of the Santa Fe Boys and Girls club and a former city and county manager.
- The senior centers in my district … I don’t believe I have any senior centers in my district. That’s part of the problem.
SFR: Do you have a guess?
[Hmm, maybe 40 percent.]
- [Nine o’clock.]
- The computers at the library are free.