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City Candidates Line Up

Calling City Hall a 'crowded house' yesterday would be an understatement

September 4, 2013, 10:00 am
By Joey Peters

 The pack of candidates running for city offices quickly crowded yesterday when more than a handful of people stopped by city hall to pick up their official candidate packets.

They include nine people running for mayor and 11 seeking a spot on city council, though not everybody listed below has picked up a packet. Candidates seeking public financing for their campaigns have until Nov. 19 to hand in 600 $5 donations to qualify.

The rundown of candidates so far is as follows:

Mayor

Roman "Tiger" Abeyta, a former Santa Fe County manager and current executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Fe who is running on his "management experience."

Patti Bushee, a longtime District 1 city councilor who is running on a "Clean and Green" platform.

Margaret Josina Campos, a lifelong city resident who recently told the New Mexican that she's related to "95 percent of the grandmas in Santa Fe."

—Michael D'Anna, who didn't pick up a packet yesterday but told reporters that he works as a night auditor at Motel 6 and tried to run for president in 2008.

—Bill Dimas, a District 4 city councilor and former police officer and former magistrate judge who focuses on public safety issues.

Javier Gonzales, the former Santa Fe County commissioner and former Democratic Party of New Mexico chairman who says he's running on progressive causes. 

—Sudub Sarung Khalsa, who says the No. 1 issue he's running on is "ending child molestation." He has not yet picked up his packet.

Chris Rivera, a District 3 city councilor and former city fire department chief who says he wants to "focus on getting Santa Fe back to the basics."

Rebecca Wurzburger, a District 2 city councilor who is campaigning on "economic revitalization of Santa Fe," according to the New Mexican.

City Council District 1

—Chris Calvert, an incumbent city councilor known for his support of environmental issues.

Signe Lindell, who currently sits on the city planning commission.

Houston Johansen, who sits on the city's charter review commission and ran unsuccessfully for Bushee's seat in 2012. 

Michael Segura, a semi-retired stockbroker, according to the New Mexican.

City Council District 2

—Joe Arellano, a landscaper.

—Mary Louise Bonney, a gallery owner. 

—Jeff Green, an environmental activist who did not pick up his packet yesterday, according to the Albuquerque Journal.

—Peter Komis, president of Don Gaspar Neighborhood Association.

Joe Maestas, the former mayor of Española.

City Council District 3

—Carmichael Dominguez, an incumbent city councilor known for his advocacy of the city's south side.

City Council District 4

—Ron Trujillo, an incumbent city councilor who brought semi-pro baseball to Santa Fe.

An earlier version of this post misstated Dominguez' and Trujillo's city council districts.

 

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