It's been said that the first thing sacrificed in a political campaign is the truth and the facts. I was reminded of this last Monday while attending NAIOP's mayoral forum at the Uptown Marriott.
While I sat next to Marty Chavez, he claimed to be "the only candidate in the race that's ever cut taxes." It's a statement that Mr. Chavez makes a habit of repeating. It's also not true.
As President Pro Tem of the New Mexico Senate, I supported a cut in the state's income tax… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 31, 2009 at 11:57am —
Our public schools are back in session this week, and I want to wish all of our parents, students and teachers great success.
Unfortunately, last week as our community prepared for the start of the school year, news on the education front was disheartening. Local news reports reminded us that the high school graduation rate in Albuquerque Public Schools continues to decline -- plummeting in 2008 to an entirely unacceptable 46.2 percent.
While drop-out rates got worse over… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 23, 2009 at 5:24pm —
Last Thursday night, I attended the North Valley Coalition’s mayoral forum at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. I was looking forward to a lively discussion between myself and the other two candidates running for mayor.
Unfortunately, Martin Chavez did not attend as planned. According to event organizers, Chavez claimed he had an endorsement meeting with the Fraternal Order of Police, which resulted in his last minute cancellation.
Pete Dinelli, one of Chavez’ public… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 20, 2009 at 12:29pm —
The smoking gun showing Mayor Chavez's fiscal irresponsibility can be found in the unprecedented transfer of over $112 million in capital funds in order to pay city salaries and basic services as mayor.
Check out both Richard Romero's guest editorial in the Albuquerque Journal
, which highlights this abuse and the table below, the data for which, came from the… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 20, 2009 at 12:19pm —
On August 13th, KOAT, Channel 7 news
, identified another long term no bid contract executed by the Chavez Administration--Mountain West Golfscapes, Inc. was overpaid $9.2 million!
Readers, if you know of others please email our campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Remember, this is the Mayor who said l… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 20, 2009 at 12:00pm —
We're going to a wedding at the end of the month and I need an outfit. The wedding is semi-formal, and it's happening at the ski lodge of Winter Park Resort in Colorado. I have a budget of probably $100. I'm also a new mom, so baby friendly is essential, and stylish-esque would be nice. Any non-mall ideas of where to go tomorrow afternoon?
Added by Camian on August 7, 2009 at 10:16pm —
“You don’t get long-term no-bid contracts in my administration,” Marty Chavez said late last week while appearing on KNME’s “In Focus.”
That quote also recently appeared in an article by Tripp Jennings for the New Mexico Independent.
The quote was in response to Bode Aviation's Federal lawsuit against Martin Chavez. You can read The New Mexico Independent article by Trip Jennings and listen to Marty saying these words by… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on August 6, 2009 at 4:01pm —
Oh yes, it's hot. It's blazing. Nobody wants to be out in this. But your clothes do. Summer is a perfect time to explore the joys of solar laundry drying. My friends at the Hardy Women's Society
asked if I could share this How-To video on taking advantage of our copious solar resources by using a clothesline. Take it away, Hardy Women's Society...
HWS Co-Presidents Penelope and… Continue
Added by Edith Grove on August 6, 2009 at 12:30pm —
One thing I really appreciate about DCF is the desire to stay positive about our fair city.
I was recently at a workshop where people were talking about careers and livelihood in Albuquerque and was struck by the common theme of hate. These were all good people, mind you, people who wanted to be happy and prosperous. Yet each and every one of them (including me) was holding on to a reason for their unhappiness.
Several people… Continue
Added by rheanni on August 4, 2009 at 8:41am —
In a Channel 4 News report "Candidates Spar Over Term Limits
," Richard again reaffirmed his belief that entrenched encumbancy leads to entrenched corruption. As a reminder, Richard put term limits on his own leadership position while serving in the NM State Senate and as Mayor he has vowed to work with Albuquerque's delegation at the Legislature to put forth a constitutional amendment so voters can put the… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on July 29, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Ever wonder where to find chic, unique fashion choices in ABQ, even on a budget? Wonder no more. When you take my class this Saturday, July 25 from 10-11 am, Bargain & Budget Shopping in Albuquerque, you'll learn:
· How to think outside the box of your traditional shopping patterns to find chic, unique fashion choices.
· To plan for your purchases instead of just hunting for the latest, greatest and cheapest.
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Today I did a photo shoot with local model Erin Rose.
She was very beautiful, a good model and open to suggestions.
We went to the mesa west of Rio Rancho where we found a burned abandoned car which we… Continue
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I'm getting ready for our Revenue Stabilization Committee meeting in Farmington and keep thinking about "the lesser of evils" and thought I'd reach out and see what others feel about the following potential situation. Lets say our state funding continues to fall, and we have stark choices. Hopefully it won't come to this but, what would you do?
- cut services (social service, schools, universities, government headcount?)
- cut headcount and/or across the board 10% cuts for… Continue
Added by Tim Keller on July 13, 2009 at 11:15pm —
In response to Mayor Chavez’ recent call for adding 100 more police officers to the APD payroll
I would like to applaud him for the idea. Absolutely—we need more police officers on the street and this should have been done a long time ago. The Mayor is also right when he says law and order should be the administration’s number one priority.
Unfortunately, with less than 90… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on July 13, 2009 at 10:27pm —
Following today’s sentencing of Marc Schiff, Richard called the news “a good day for justice, but a sad reminder of the corruption that happens too often in our city and state.”
Schiff, the architect for the scandal-ridden Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court project, admitted guilt to charges of mail fraud and conspiracy after he wrote false invoices that were used to pay kickbacks to public officials. Schiff was sentenced to 12 months plus a day in prison, and ordered to repay,… Continue
Added by Richard Romero for Mayor on July 8, 2009 at 4:23pm —
Since Duane and I decided to take Tuesdays off from our toil in the rug mines
we do stuff in Burque that we never normally have time for. Usually its the ol' run round town doing errands, library, petstore, TJS etc. But this Tuesday we wanted something to take the edge off running a retail store....insert google search for batting cage! Duke City Fix came up for… Continue
Added by Flozilla on July 8, 2009 at 1:00pm —