Yesterday, Richard Romero filed his third campaign contribution report, submitting 1,061 more $5 donations needed to qualify as a publicly financed mayoral candidate.
To qualify, mayoral candidates must submit 3,287 $5 contributions from city voters by March 31. The new submissions by Romero bring his total to 2,744. His campaign expects to turn in at least 4,000 contributions to cover error rates."
To qualify, mayoral candidates must submit 3,287 $5 contributions from city voters by March 31. The new submissions by Romero bring his total to 2,744. His campaign expects to turn in at least 4,000 contributions to cover error rates.
By the April 28 deadline, a total 6,574 signatures are required to place a mayoral candidate's name on the October ballot.
"The support we've received is overwhelming. Our momentum is building," says Romero. "It's abundantly clear that the desire for change at City Hall is strong. So many people are pitching in and working hard to collect contributions because they believe Albuquerque can do better."
Romero is a long-standing supporter of public financing and Clean Elections as a way to curb the influence of big money in politics. Romero's Change Agenda focuses on job creation, improving education, smarter strategies for combating crime, cleaning up city hall and cutting government waste, improving education, and smarter strategies for combating crime.
Romero is a former teacher and principal. He served as President Pro Tem of the NM state Senate from 2001 to 2004. He is from Albuquerque's Barelas neighborhood and lives downtown with his wife, Margie.
Richard is facing Rep. RJ Berry, Rob Dickson, James Thomas, Rudolph Serrano and Donna Rowe. Mayor Marty Chavez has not declared whether he will seek a fourth term as mayor. Albuquerque's municipal election will be held on October 6, 2009.
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