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Albuquerque mayoral candidates talk crime, homelessness and policing at forum

Shelby Kleinhans
Source NM
Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales addresses the audience and his fellow candidates — incumbent Mayor Tim Keller and radio personality Eddy Aragon — during the mayoral forum held Sept. 27. (Photo by Shelby Kleinhans for Sou";s:


Mayoral Forum - full recording

10/7, 8am: The three men vying for mayor of Albuquerque faced off on September 27 at a forum hosted by the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative. The event was moderated by Cathryn McGill at Highland High School and touched on numerous issues, including violent crime, homelessness and policing.

The candidates are incumbent Tim Keller, Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales, and Republican candidate Eddy Aragon. 

The election takes place Nov. 2, but early voting has already started.

Event sponsors included Indivisible Albuquerque, Common Cause, the Albuquerque Black Economic Security and Solidarity Fund, New Mexico Asian Family Center, and APD Forward.

The original audio comes from New Mexico PBS, which will broadcast the forum on Friday, October 8, at 7 p.m. on New Mexico PBS.


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