May 23, 2017

WATCH: Dukes Up RealTalk Mayoral Forum

The first Albuquerque mayoral forum will take place tonight at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The event sold out, but we will be livestreaming it below for all those who cannot attend. is sponsoring the event and it will be moderated by Carolyn Carlson of the Weekly Alibi and NM Political Report’s own Laura Paskus. The event starts at 5:30 p.m.

Six candidates confirmed they will attend the forum:

  • Deanna Archuleta
  • Brian S. Colón
  • Susan Wheeler-Deischel
  • Timothy Keller
  • Dan Lewis
  • Augustus “Gus” Pedrotty

The candidates qualified by answering a question about local enforcement of national immigration policies. The question and their answers are available here.

Michelle Garcia-Holmes qualified for the debate but is unable to attend because of a scheduling conflict. Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson is unable to attend because of a commission meeting at the same time.