Tag Archives: 2017 elections

The Line: Albuquerque Mayor’s Race

NMiF: 2017 mayoral forum

August 24, 2017 – There are 8 candidates running this year to become the next mayor of Albuquerque. One of the top issues is crime and each candidate has released a plan for addressing crime and the current state of the Albuquerque Police Department.  Host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists react to the campaigns this week.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Eric Griego, former state senator
Viki Harrison, Common Cause New Mexico
Rachel Sams, editor of Albuquerque Business First

Watch the full NMPBS/State Bar forum here:

2017 Albuquerque City Council Races – District 5

NMiF: The Line panel - city council elections

August 18, 2017 – Five seats on the Albuquerque city council are up for election this year. Crime, economic development and the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project are three of the top issues for voters this year. Correspondent Megan Kamerick is sitting down with candidates in each of the districts this month to hear how they would address these issues. They also discuss behavioral health needs and efforts to support both small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Candidates in District 5:
Robert J. Aragon
Cynthia Borrego
Catherine Trujillo