She's a veteran APD commander and retired Deputy Chief II, now Marie "Sisi" Miranda wants to be the first female sheriff of Bernalillo County.
She ramped up her campaign with a Friday night fundraiser, which was hosted by martial arts masters Phil Romero, Frank River and Kurt Saenz at an Albuquerque restaurant on Friday.
She told us her priorities will be to restore public trust, implement ethics reform and accountability in government.
"No more back door deals out of public view, no more promise made, but not kept, and no more operating under the cloak of darkness," Miranda insists.
She also wants to take guns and gangs off the street, and work with the Albuquerque Police Department to combat an increase in the property crime rate -- which often turns violent.
Miranda also said she want to put a stop to mixed-age rave parties on the mesa -- calling them "a terrible problem that needs to be stopped."
More brain, less braun
Miranda also gave us "the word" on what it would mean to her if she's elected the first female sheriff in the county, talked about diversity in community policing, and her experience cleaning up the embattled ABQ Police Crime Lab.
Miranda has a Bachelor's Degree from New Mexico State University in Foreign Languages and a Masters in Organization Management.
She faces a number of Democrat primary opponents including interim Sheriff Manny Gonzales, Felix Nunez, and Pat Davis. APD Commander Conrad Candelaria reportedly dropped out of the race last week.
The Republicans are also fielding several candidates to replace former Sheriff Darren P. White who accepted a job with the City of Albuquerque as Chief Public Safety Director. They include William Kurth and Dan Houston among a few.