Tim Keller
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  • Albuquerque, NM
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Where I Live:
About Me:
State Senator for Burque's International District:
Wyoming Terrace, Van Cleave, Willow Wood, Miravista, MiraBella, Singing Arrow, Trumbull, Glenridge Park, South San Pedro, La Mesa, Expo NM, Fair West, Elder Homestead, Chelwood Vista, South Los Altos, Towne Park, Sandia Vista, East Central, Los Colinas, Grand Court, Los Altos Towers, Western Skies, South Pointe, Encino Gardens, Far East Route 66, Los Altos, Far East Central and Mile High, Longwood East, Sandia Technology Park, Four Hills Mobile Home Park and Terracita
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
27 different cultures in my 10 sq mile neighbhorhood.
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What I'm Reading:
Empire of the Summer Moon: The Comanches, Blood and Thunder (story of Kit Carson), Stuff, The Goal, Outliers (great book!)

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TK's Favorite Dist 17 Eateries

  • I've been staying local in the neighborhood for most of my meals and have come up with some great gems that might be new to those who haven't ventured west of San Mateo and Central in while. If you are in the area check out:


    Breakfast: Ropers makes the best pancakes in town (try the green chile blue corn pinon cakes)! Bea's (both locations, the original on central is my fav) is an old staple that delivers. Copper Canyon is a Lovelace and base crowd fav, pretty good huevos.  When in doubt there is always #6 at the Golden Pride that always delivers. Perea's is another classic.


    Lunch: Powdrell's and JR's both bring some good bbq, Powdrell's being a little more spicy, JR's more thick and rich. The new Lil' Anita's for NM burrito and Baggins for sandwiches can't miss. Giovanni's Pizza offers, hard to find in NM, authentic NY style pizza. La Socilita and Basil Leaf are go to's for a great business lunch,Taaj Palace has an excellent buffet,  Burrito Lady has smokin hot Santa Rosa Style burritos, Chen's Chinese is also tops Chinese in this area by far. Plus, the new Dion's (for me in walking distance) always a great standby. Pizza 9 has a surprisingly good italian beef sandwich too and Pizza Castle is pretty good.  All that said, I do love some green chile teriyaki chicken bowl!   


    Dinner: Paul's Monterrey in is sweet throwback to the another era of smoke filled dark steakhouses, the food is still excellent with service to match, hasn't changed in 30 years and offers a truly authentic experience. Cooperage offers a slightly updated version with a massive salad bar. Cervantes offers the area's top New Mexican food and a sweet velvet lined bar!  I'm still waiting to try the new "Town House," a throw back to old days, hoping it will be as good.  El Norteno moved from Zuni but it still close by on Wyoming and Constitution has some of the best Mexican seafood in the city. Also a just outside the district, Paisano's has best pasta in town. We have a new Sadie's on Juan Tabo as well.


    Vietnamese: Cafe Trang and Coda Bakery (grilled pork and a ice'd coffee is tops), Que Hong (best for chicken and veggie), Cafe Du Lat (beef dishes and seafood) are my top 3 for overall menu. Get your emissions check and a spring role at Viet 2000!


    Grocery Shopping: Talin Market, El Mesquite and 99 Bahn cover almost anything you'd want and can't get anywhere else in NM, FruitiMex on Zuni is fun trip


    Dessert: La Michuacanna has more Popsicles and ice cream than you can imagine, and old school frito pie in the frito's bag! Chocolate Cartel for aztec and mayan spice 70%+ cacao and excellent Gelato


    Bars: EJ's Pub makes bowling fun, Caravan East is where my parents used to go on dates, Blue Jeans Lounge has the best blues in town but recently closed, the lounge at Paul's Monterray is vintage and site of many movie filmings, even though its a chain, the Applebee's near Target is always packed for games.  hit up the Sanchez taco carts budding up all over after for late night snack.  For the throw back to my middle school days there is always Roller Skate City for fam fun.

Tim Keller's Blog


Posted on February 5, 2012 at 8:57pm 1 Comment

In New Mexico, times have been tough. The Land of Enchantment has been gripped by economic uncertainty for over three years now. But, after almost half a decade living year-to-year (and sometimes month-to-month), New Mexico may be turning a corner and it’s time we got serious about a new, long-term vision for the Land of Enchantment.  We must stop rehashing the same old issues and put forth some bold new initiatives.


The time is right…


Martinez needs to finish State Investment Council Reform; Then Step Out

Posted on March 30, 2011 at 8:44am 0 Comments


In the recently completed 2011 legislative session, Senate Bill 17 (Keller, D-Albuquerque and Neville, R-Aztec), a bill designed to complete State Investment Council reforms by removing the governor as chairperson, passed with wide bipartisan support. It now sits on the governor’s desk waiting to be…


Base State Budget on Economic Development

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 8:33am 0 Comments

With only a few weeks left in the 50th legislature the halls are filled with all kinds of aphorisms about our state’s budget.  The usual dichotomy is between those who want to cut spending and those who want to to raise revenues.  Underneath each option is a wide range of specific proposals, but there is another force at play driving our state’s budget and our local economy, that until recently has seen little attention. 

Tax expenditures, the tax…


Making Informed Decisions about the Film Incentives

Posted on February 15, 2011 at 11:23am 3 Comments

There have been many robust debates on our state’s film incentive program.  Arguments have been made that the program is the single best economic development and job creation program in the state.  Others have contested the program costs too much, and exports money out of state.  The truth is we don’t need to have the debate.  The questions raised by the discussion have knowable answers.  We just need to track actual results from the program.  We can then use that…


Take Politics, Governor out of State Investment Council

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 4:27pm 0 Comments

Take Politics, Governor out of State Investment Council

Senator Tim Keller – Albuquerque’s East Central Gateway and the International District

Last year the Legislature passed landmark reforms of the State Investment Council (SIC) in response to conflicts of interest, legal investigations and governance challenges at the SIC.  Now it is time to finish the job of reforming our state’s $15 billion investment funds.

The Legislature’s interim Committee on…


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At 1:03pm on February 9, 2010, Enrique said…
Sen. Keller - is there a flier for the next Town Hall? I can start getting the word out!
At 2:41pm on July 19, 2009, Tim Keller said…
Ojito Wilderness has some great biking!
At 8:15am on July 15, 2009, Chris Chavez said…
Timmay! Bienvenidos to DCF.

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