Presidential hopeful and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson stopped by the University of New Mexico to speak at an event hosted by the Young Americans for Liberty. Johnson has been traveling around the United States for Libertarian Party speaking engagements ahead of the Libertarian Party convention in May. Here are photos of the former governor during the UNM event. Photos by Andy Lyman.
We are going to be counting down the top ten stories of the year now and after Christmas. In this installment, we are looking at the number 10 through number 6 stories of the year. Then, starting on December 26, we will count down the top five stories of the year with expanded recaps or personal recollections from the three members of the team. Tune in each morning to see what the next story is. We are counting down the top ten stories through the end of the year with expanded recaps or personal recollections from the three members of the team.
For the first time in the campaign, seven candidates for Albuquerque city council sat together to discuss city issues. In a forum hosted by NAIOP, a real estate development group, the council hopefuls answered a series of questions, which they had seen in advance. Out of the four districts up for election this year, two have candidates running uncontested. In district two, council veteran Brad Winter is running against newcomer Israel Chavez. The two candidates seemed to be on the same page on the issue of reforming the city’s development ordinance, but had different thoughts when it came to the proposed Fair Work Week Act, aimed at requiring certain benefits for workers.
As Albuquerque’s October city elections approach, campaign finance reports are trickling in. The latest period for campaign reports covers July 17-Aug. 13. Four city council seats are up for election, only two of which have more than one candidate. We’ll start with Pat Davis, who we’ll disclose here helps raise money for New Mexico Political Report through his role as Executive Director of ProgressNow New Mexico to keep our operations running but exerts no control over our editorial content.