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.


  1. Which senior centers are in your district?
    ANSWER: There are no senior centers in District 3.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

  1. The senior centers in my district … I don’t believe I have any senior centers in my district. That’s part of the problem.
  2. No.
    SFR: Do you have a guess?
    [Hmm, maybe 40 percent.]
  3. [Nine o’clock.]
  4. True.
  5. The computers at the library are free.