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Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate Forums

Albuquerque at sunset

These mayoral forums are a chance to meet and learn about Albuquerque’s mayoral candidates. Topics covered include public safety and police, public health, the economy, and much more. Check them out.

State of the City Mayoral Forum 
Organized by ABQ Center for Peace and Justice
Friday, September 1,  6 – 8 PM
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Ave NE

Forum with questions on poverty, policing, homelessness, local economy and public transparency–submitted questions from the audience will be posed to the candidates in the second hour. Tom Dent and Samia Assed moderators.

Mayoral Forum – Connecting With the People
NAACP – Albuquerque Chapter
Friday, September 8, 6 – 8 PM
Embassy Suites Hotel
1000 Woodward Place NE

The Albuquerque Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Albuquerque Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., in collaboration with Iota Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the Sankofa Men of New Mexico will host a candidate forum featuring the eight candidates seeking the office of Mayor of the City of Albuquerque.

If you would like to submit a question to ask the candidates, please email your question by September 2nd to pamelyaherndon@gmail.com.

APD Forward Mayoral Candidate Forum
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 –  6 – 7:00 PM
African American Performing Arts Center & Exhibition Hall
310 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM  87108

This will be an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates who want to lead Albuquerque about how they intend to support APD’s reforms & oversee compliance with the Department of Justice's recommendations. Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico

District 7 Coalition of Neighborhoods Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forum
Sponsored by Hoffmantown, Indian Moon and Near Neighborhood Associations

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 1:30 – 4:00 PM
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
9100 Menaul Blvd. NE

Doors open at 1:00 to allow for question preparation and seating. Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico. Call 293-3715 for additional information.

Public Health Mayoral Forum
Tuesday September 12, 5:30PM
United Way of Central New Mexico
2340 Alamo Ave SE, 2nd floor

Several community partners are hosting a mayoral Candidate Forum focused on healthy communities, health equity, children’s health, and more. Doors open and light refreshments will be served beginning at 5:00 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. The event is free, but registration is required due to limited space.

Sponsored by the Bernalillo County Community Health Council, Early Childhood Accountability Partnership (ECAP), EleValle, International District Healthy Communities Coalition, South Valley Early Childhood Group, New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness, United Way and the Albuquerque Community Foundation.

East Gateway Coalition Mayoral Candidate Forum
September 21, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
The Canyon Club at Four Hills
911 Four Hills Rd SE

According to the organizers, all eight mayoral candidates will be there. This is an opportunity to let candidates know this area's concerns and problems and hear what they would do to fix them. Sponsored by the East Gateway Coalition of Neighborhood Associations.

Impact & Coffee Presents the Nonprofit Mayoral Forum
September 28, 8:30 am-11:00 am
Humble Coffee
505 Central Ave NW

Nonprofit organizations including The Grants Collective, SINC, Impact & Coffee and UNM Office of Community Engaged Learning & Research are hosting a forum focused nonprofit issues within the community. Candidates Brian Colon, Dan Lewis, Gus Pedrotty, Susan Wheeler-Deichsel and Tim Keller are expected to attend.  

2017 Mayoral Candidate Forum
September 28, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
UNM Student Union Building
MSC03 2200 Bldg 60, Suite 3020 1 University of New Mexico

UNM SUB and a class from the Communications and Journalism Department will be hosting a forum with mayoral candidates.