Former Candidate Brian Colón Endorses Tim Keller for Mayor

Former candidate for mayor of Albuquerque, Brian Colón, today endorsed State Auditor Tim Keller for Mayor of Albuquerque.
 
“I am honored to endorse a leader I believe in,” said Colón. “While I didn’t make the runoff ballot, there is a great leader with a strong message who shares our values and our vision to #liftupABQ. Let’s unite around the one candidate who can still lift us up together. Please join me in supporting Tim Keller for Mayor of Albuquerque.”
 
“It is humbling to have Brian’s support as we unite around a positive, shared vision for our city. Together, we will work to keep our families safe with concrete solutions to attack all aspects of our crime crisis,” said Keller.

Colón continued, “From the beginning of the campaign it was clear Tim and I shared far more in our vision for this city than we differed on. That is why I am endorsing his campaign today. Tim is from Albuquerque and is raising his young family here—just like I did. He is committed to helping not just the privileged few, but every single one of us who believe that Albuquerque has the potential to be a safe and smart city. We need a leader like Tim who will move past hateful rhetoric and focus on the things that bring us together and make us stronger.”

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Attack Ads Are Retaliation

Albuquerque is a strong and special place. But our city faces real challenges and has endured too many excuses and too much finger-pointing from our local politicians and their entrenched financial backers. 

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Endorsements for Keller

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday September 24th, 2017
Contact: Jessie Hunt | 505-918-5826

Endorsements for Keller

New Mexico State Auditor and candidate for mayor of Albuquerque, Tim Keller, continues to earn significant endorsements from current and former public officials, neighborhood leaders, labor unions, and community advocacy organizations. 

This week, Keller was endorsed by the Albuquerque Police Officers Association, a major boost to his efforts with crime and public safety trumping all other issues in this election.

A selection of statements and quotes are included below as well as a full list.

“I am so grateful to share a vision for our future with so many in our community from across the city and of every political stripe. It is truly humbling to have the support of so many in this campaign to create a safe, inclusive, and innovative Albuquerque,” said Tim Keller. 


“I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited about a candidate as I am for my former colleague, Tim Keller. Tim is a progressive who gets things done, with intelligence, energy, and heart. I saw him pass legislation to bring jobs to New Mexico by getting government agencies to buy local; to reform a pay-to-play State Investment Council; and enact greater transparency measures. He usually did it with bipartisan support. Tim comes at problems with angles no one has thought about.” - Former State Senator Dede Feldman

“I’m proud to support Tim Keller for mayor of Albuquerque. As long as I’ve known Tim as State Senator and State Auditor, he’s fought for women, children, and working families. He’s fought for pay equity, for women’s health choices, and for the opportunity to lift up families through early childhood education. I believe in Tim.” - Former Lt Governor Diane Denish

“Tim will fight relentlessly to attack the challenges the city faces head-on and be a champion for every Albuquerque family.” - Former State Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez

“We endorse Tim Keller because we believe he is the candidate best suited to address issues impacting Westside families. He has a clear vision for making real investments in our small businesses, tackling our unacceptable crime crisis, and standing up for kids with specific ideas for after and summer school programs.” - Alan Armijo, President and Board Chair of ABQWest Chamber of Commerce

“I trust Tim to tackle our serious crime problems and focus on local businesses to create more jobs and real career paths for our kids.” - Tim Eichenberg, State Treasurer

“Jobs, jobs, and public safety -- doing something about those things is the key to Albuquerque’s future and the future of New Mexico. The key to doing something about jobs and public safety in Albuquerque is Tim Keller. He has a plan and the qualifications to make a difference.” - Former U.S. Senator Fred Harris

“Tim has a proven record as someone who is willing to confront our deepest challenges head-on.” - Patricia Madrid, former New Mexico Attorney General

“I support Tim because of his realistic vision and comprehensive plan to restore safety to our citizens.” - Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales III

“Tim Keller has a proven track record. He absolutely has done everything he set out and said that he would do, on behalf of this community, and he's done so by demonstrating what progressive values and principles really mean when a job has to be done. And he not only exemplifies what it means to not just carry a label, but to actually work and truly be committed to what he says and is going to do. I wholeheartedly support Tim's approach to public safety.” - State Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero

“I believe Tim’s bold initiative and uncompromising values prove he has the ability to make Albuquerque the thriving city we all know it can be.” - Former City Councilor Rey Garduño 

“Tim is the right choice for Albuquerque’s mayor. All he’s ever done in his hometown is to work for a better and brighter future for New Mexicans, and we all know Albuquerque needs it right now.” - State Representative Nathan Small

“Tim is an excellent leader who has demonstrated the ability to truly bring people together. He has a clear understanding of the connection between our economy and local government, and that’s what it will take to get Albuquerque working again.” - Former NM Director of Economic Development and Chief Deputy CAO of Albuquerque Fred Mondragon

"LIUNA is endorsing Tim Keller for Mayor of Albuquerque because he is the only candidate who has the skills, qualifications, and work ethic to improve this city's economy. With all the problems we are facing, we need someone like Tim who will get in the foxhole with local businesses and help us create new jobs. That is exactly what we expect Tim to do as our next mayor.” - LIUNA Local 16 President Darrell Deaguero
 
“Tim Keller has a track record of supporting policies that benefit Albuquerque's local businesses and their workers. We are proud to be endorsing Tim to be our city's next mayor, and we look forward to working side-by-side with him in that role to make Albuquerque’s economy a model that the rest of the nation can follow.” - Robert Aubert, Business Representative of IUPAT Local 823

“Tim Keller is exactly what Albuquerque needs. Throughout his career as an elected official, he has shown a commitment to working people and their families. He is going to take that commitment with him to City Hall and put our local businesses and their workers ahead of outside interests. Teamsters are happy to be endorsing Tim for Mayor of Albuquerque.” - Walter Maestas, Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 492

“Tim Keller has done an excellent job representing not only himself but all the citizens of Albuquerque and New Mexico in his roles working with us as a state senator and a state auditor. He has shown support for the issues facing working families and has a good relationship working with both business and labor.” - Mike Archuleta, Vice President and Union Representative of Plumbers & Pipefitters Local Union 412

"We are endorsing Tim Keller to be the next Mayor of Albuquerque because of the leadership he has shown in his current position as State Auditor and before as a State Senator. Tim understands the challenges facing working families and will do everything he can to meet those head-on. Albuquerque will be a better place with him at City Hall." - Brian Condit, President of NMBCTC

“Tim Keller is willing to stand on the front lines and protect the rights of all workers in Albuquerque, and that is why we think he should be our next mayor. He has a history of doing what it takes for New Mexico’s working families, and will carry that commitment with him to City Hall.” - Earl Reed, Business Manager of BCTGM Local 351

“No one in this mayoral race has demonstrated more commitment to everyday people over time than Tim Keller, which is why we are proud to endorse him. Tim's vision for Albuquerque's future is aligned with our values, and we are confident his policies will move our city in the right direction.” - Rick Meyer, Business Manager for IWLU 495

"Tim understands that public safety is our priority, with his accountability and proven leadership he will ensure a safe future for the city of Albuquerque. He knows we must invest in fire and police staffing, operations, and infrastructure to protect our community; taking direction from the voters to provide the necessary revenue to get the job done!” - Diego Arencon, President of IAFF Local 244

“Tim Keller has always fought on behalf of families like mine, and we’re standing with Tim because of his plans that will raise the quality of life and make investments in our neglected neighborhoods.” - David Ortiz, Carpenters 1505

"Tim understands that now, more than ever, it is important to do what we can to fight climate change at the local level. He is a strong supporter of conversion to renewable energy sources, both to limit warming and as an economic driver for the city. Tim understands the importance of nature and outdoor spaces to Albuquerque citizens and is a strong supporter our the City's wonderful Open Space program, including protecting and restoring the bosque." - The Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club

“Tim Keller is the best candidate to represent Albuquerque voters who care about the humane treatment of companion animals and urban wildlife. Keller has a proven track record of supporting public policies that help animals, particularly where they intersect with important issues like crime, public health and safety, and transparent governance.” - Jessica Johnson, Chief Legislative Officer for Animal Protection Voters

“Blue Collar workers ensure that our city parks are clean and safe for our children, that our city busses are running on time, and that our streets are clean. Our members work hard every single day to make our city beautiful and improve the quality of life for all of us. We are honored to endorse Tim Keller for mayor because he shares that same vision and will work hard to make all of us proud to live here." - Casey Padilla, President of AFSCME Council 18 and Local 624.

“Tim Keller is only candidate for Mayor of Albuquerque who had the small-donor support to qualify for a publicly funded campaign. In office he'll be accountable to the people, not just big business.” - Our Revolution

Current and Former Public Officials: 

Fmr. US Senator/Fmr. DNC Chair Fred Harris
Fmr. Ambassador James Sweeney, Special Representative of the President for Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament matters and Chief Science Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
Fmr. Lt. Governor of New Mexico Diane Denish
Fmr. New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid
Fmr. New Mexico Director of Economic Development/Fmr. Chief Deputy CAO of Albuquerque Fred Mondragon
New Mexico State Treasurer Tim Eichenberg
Fmr. New Mexico Public Relation Commissioner Karen Montoya
New Mexico State Senator Jacob Candelaria 
New Mexico State Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto
New Mexico State Senator Linda Lopez
New Mexico State Senator Cisco McSorley
New Mexico State Senator Mimi Stewart
New Mexico State Senator Bill Tallman 
Fmr. New Mexico State Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez
Fmr. New Mexico State Senator Dede Feldman
New Mexico State Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero
New Mexico State Representative Eleanor Chavez
New Mexico State Representative Miguel Garcia
New Mexico State Representative Nathan Small
New Mexico State Representative Elizabeth Thomson
Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales
Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins
Fmr. Bernalillo County Commissioner & ABQ City Councilor Alan Armijo
Fmr. Albuquerque Mayor Jim Baca
Albuquerque City Councilor Isaac Benton
Albuquerque City Councilor Pat Davis
Albuquerque City Councilor Diane Gibson
Fmr. Albuquerque City Councilor Rey Garduño
APS Board Member Elizabeth Armijo
APS Board Member Lorenzo Garcia
APS Board Member Candy Patterson
APS Board Member Dave Peercy
APS Board Member Barbara Petersen

Labor Unions: 

AFSCME - American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 18
APOA - Albuquerque Police Officers Association
BCTWGM - Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers & Grain Millers Local 351
CWA - Communication Workers of America Local 7076
IAFF - International Association of Firefighters Local 244
IATSE - International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 423
IATSE - International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 480
IBEW - International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 611
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 492
IUPAT - International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 823
Iron Workers Local Union 495
LIUNA - Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 16
New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 412
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Community Organizations:

ABQWest Chamber of Commerce
Animal Protection Voters
Breaking Bread ABQ
EDo News
EQNM - Equality New Mexico
Ole New Mexico
Our Revolution
Nasty Women
NW ABQ Political Action Group
Planned Parenthood Votes New Mexico
Sierra Club
New Mexico Working Families Party

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Local Open Space Advocates to Celebrate Parks, Open Space, Trails and Trees

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Friday September 15, 2017

Contact: Jessie Hunt | (505) 918-5826

 

Local Open Space Advocates to Celebrate Parks, Open Space, Trails and Trees

 

The community has plans for an informational festival on Sunday

 

The Sierra Club, local Open Space advocates, and a host of others from throughout the community will celebrate parks, open space, trails and trees at an informational festival on Sunday. Tim Keller will also be speaking at the event.


The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Tiguex Park, 1800 Mountain Road NW.

It will be an opportunity to show support for Albuquerque’s system of Parks, Open Space and Trails. Those attending can explore issues of Bosque restoration, water conservation, air quality, clean energy, climate change, trees and bees.

Organizers have said the first 60 families will get a free tree, and there will be a free raffle to win a rain barrel.

Keller’s campaign platform calls for ramping up recycling, water conservation, open space enhancement and Bosque restoration to reduce our carbon footprint and link city planning to resilience. He wants to create local jobs by investing in solar, wind and distributed generation to make the city’s net energy bill zero.

The event on Sunday, September 17 will be hosted by The Sierra Club, local Open Space advocates, and a host of other organizations.

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Sexual Assault Victim Advocates Voice Support for Tim Keller’s Record

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Contact: Jessie Hunt | (505) 918-5826

 

Sexual Assault Victim Advocates Voice Support for Tim Keller’s Record

 

Statements Come in Response to Recent Attack Ads

 

Advocates for victims of sexual assault in New Mexico voiced their support for Tim Keller Thursday in response to false attack ads against his candidacy for mayor.

 

“As the Co-Chair of the New Mexico SAEK Memorial Task Force, I have worked with State Auditor Tim Keller for 3 years in shining a spotlight on New Mexico’s untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits. He is a champion for sexual assault survivors. He is focused on public safety and ensuring accountability among the agencies responsible for fixing the problem,” said Connie Monahan, Statewide Coordinator for SANE and Co-Chair of the New Mexico Sexual Assault Evidence Kits Memorial Task Force.

 

“This website that exploits harmful images of children and generates fear is an injustice to survivors and is disrespectful to the work that Tim Keller has done to make New Mexico safer for all of us. It is remarkably discouraging to see positive steps in legislation designed to protect our most vulnerable citizens, our children, now portrayed in the most misleading manner for the sole purpose of maligning another candidate. This type of negative press only serves to create a LESS safe community by suggesting so very incorrectly that our legislators supported unsafe bills. To suggest that Tim Keller, who did support well written, informed, evidence based legislation that truly protects children, is anti-child safety, is unconscionable,” said Kim Alaburda, Executive Director of the New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs.

 

"As a father of two young children, it is absolutely offensive to suggest that I would let anyone harm our kids, let alone make life easier for those who do. What the attacks don’t tell you is that as a Senator, I fought for and passed the nation’s strongest sex offender laws to date, and as Auditor have been a champion for public safety and tackling the rape kit backlog to get sex offenders off our streets. These ads are being paid for by well connected special interests who are worried that they won't have a buddy in city hall. What our campaign is about is actually dealing with our crime issues, and it's going to take someone with real experience, who can actually get things done," Tim Keller stated.

 

Background:


In 2011, Tim cast a vote, along with many colleagues, on a proposal to enable consistent statewide restrictions on sex offenders to ensure there is oversight, reduce recurrence, and provide proper parole and monitoring, instead of through a patchwork of city by city ordinances. The NM Attorney General and the Sex Offender Management Board both supported this position.

These are false, partisan political attacks, from well-connected right-wing special interests who are worried they won't have a buddy in city hall. They are meant to distract from our real plans to attack crime and bring immediate relief to our families on day one.

That is the real experience, courage and policy thoughtfulness that makes Tim the most qualified candidate to actually get things done considering the challenges facing Albuquerque.

 

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The Keller Connector, August 2017

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An Update from Tim Keller for Albuquerque

It’s crunch time.

We’re a little over ONE MONTH away from Election Day on October 3rd and while our people-powered movement is picking up steam, your hard work is what we need to push us over the finish line.

This month saw the release of our detailed crime fighting strategy, big endorsements from all across the political spectrum, and the opening of our “Get Out The Vote” office.

Join us today at www.tk4abq.com/volunteer!

 

Tim Keller 

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A Real Vision for the Future

Recently there have been many opportunities for Tim to discuss his plans for a safe, inclusive and innovate city. Check out these videos and share with your friends and family.

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Back to School

It's back to school in Albuquerque and we're thrilled to have the endorsements of our educational leaders on the Albuquerque Public Schools Board!

Learn more about our plans to step up for our kids at www.tk4abq.com/plan.
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A First Hand Look at Public Safety  

TK_w_police_officer.jpgRecently Tim had the opportunity to take ride-alongs with some of Albuquerque's finest officers and detectives. This post is a little longer than usual, so we hope you'll read through to the end.

Thank you to those who took the time to share their thoughts and help 

Tim better understand the difficult and important job you do on a daily basis. Your insight has been invaluable in crafting our detailed crime fighting and public safety strategy.

Fundamentally our officers are overworked and our department is understaffed. Watching calls come in by the dozens, our officers are left with the choice to pick 2 or 3 to address at a time. There is a massive disconnect between what is needed in our community and the resources we're dedicating to keeping our families safe.

Many of the calls coming in are for domestic violence, addiction, mental health issues, and of course rampant property crime.

There's a lot of frustration because of this, even to the point of our police helicopter being largely unavailable during times when we needed it most.

Tim’s time with these brave officers reinforces his commitment to our approach for attacking crime and restoring community trust at all ends of the equation. APD needs strong leadership from the Chief on down, dedication to community policing strategies and DOJ reforms at the department, the implementation of nonviolent diversion programs for substance abuse and behavioral health issues, and of course a massive influx of officers to meet the very real needs of our community on a day-to-day basis.

A Mayor's job is to keep the people of this city safe. Tim will confront these problems head-on and after years of City Hall blaming others and making excuses, he will step up and own these challenges as mayor.


National Night Out

Team Keller had a great time all over the city at National Night Out! Thanks to all of our great ambassadors and volunteers for showing their support for our Albuquerque communities and first responders! 

Watch the video here!


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Earlier this month we also celebrated a big birthday! Happy Birthday to our big 2 year old, Jack! May your world always be as full as the grocery bags of masking-taped paper towels and magazine clippings that your sister stockpiled all week for this momentous occasion!


Get Involved

As always, there are many ways to get involved. Here are our upcoming events - join us!

Phone Banks and Canvasses

Thursday Phonebank
Thursday, August 24th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave SW, Suite 900
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Saturday Block-by-Block Canvass
Saturday, August 26th
9:00am
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave SW, Suite 900
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Sunday Block-by-Block Canvass
Sunday, August 27th
12:00pm
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave SW, Suite 900
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Tuesday Phonebank
Tuesday, August 29th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave SW, Suite 900
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Wednesday Phonebank
Wednesday, August 30th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave SW, Suite 900
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Thursday Phonebank
Thursday, August 31st
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave SW, Suite 900
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Saturday Block-by-Block Canvass
Saturday, September 2nd
9:00am
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave SW, Suite 900
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Sunday Block-by-Block Canvass
Sunday, September 3rd
12:00pm
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave SW, Suite 900
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Tuesday Phonebank
Tuesday, September 5th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave SW, Suite 900
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Wednesday Phonebank
Wednesday, September 6th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave SW, Suite 900
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Thursday Phonebank

Thursday, September 7th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave SW, Suite 900
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Events

North Valley Coalition Mayoral Forum
Wednesday, August 23rd
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center 
Click to RSVP

Westside Mayoral Forum
Monday, August 28th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Flix Brewhouse
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MiABQ Mayoral Forum
Wednesday, August 30th
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Fusion / The Cell 
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State of the City Forum
Friday, September 1st 
6:00pm to 8:00pm
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center 
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APD Forward Forum
Wednesday, September 6th
6:00pm to 7:00pm
African American Performing Arts Center 
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NAACP Mayoral Forum
Friday, September 8th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque
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Mayoral + District 7 City Council Candidates Q&A
Saturday, September 9th
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Fellowship Hall @ St Luke's Lutheran Church 
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Urban ABQ Forum
Wednesday, September 13th 
11:00am to 1:30pm
Marriott, Albuquerque, NM
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Keller Releases Public Safety Strategy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday August 8th, 2017
Contact: Jessie Hunt | (505) 918-5826 


Keller Releases Public Safety Strategy

Plan Earns Praise from Law Enforcement, Neighborhood Leaders

Today New Mexico State Auditor and candidate for Mayor of Albuquerque, Tim Keller, released a plan and strategy for attacking crime on all sides in Albuquerque.

The plan, titled “Real Solutions for Making Albuquerque Safer”, details dozens of steps that Keller will take as mayor to reform the Albuquerque Police Department to bring immediate crime relief to the city, to end the officer shortage, to support our crime-fighters with modern tools, to end the generational cycle of crime, and to finally get serious about homelessness, substance abuse, and behavioral health.

“We cannot wait any longer to attack crime,” said Keller. “After years of excuses and finger-pointing from City Hall, it’s time we had a mayor step up and own these challenges. It is a mayor’s job to bring a new vision that makes Albuquerque a safe, inclusive, and innovative city that we can believe in. The plan we are releasing today provides clear, concrete actions we will take -- starting on day one -- to get that job done.”

Keller’s plan earned support and praise from a diverse array of former law enforcement professionals and neighborhood leaders including former APD Chief Sam Baca, former Albuquerque mayoral candidate and retired APD Sergeant Paul Heh, State Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero, former USDA NM State Director and neighborhood safety activist Terry Brunner, United States Secret Service Special Agent in Charge (Ret.) Dennis Maez, attorney and former police sergeant Thomas Grover, La Mesa neighborhood activist Charlie Bennett, Town of Bernalillo Police Chief Tom Romero, government HR and organizational specialist Herb Crosby, and others.

Keller added, “I want to thank the many current and former law enforcement officials and leaders from our city’s diverse communities who have informed this plan with their direct and indirect input. Additionally, thank you to the officers and investigators who have been kind enough to take me on “ride alongs” so I can experience first-hand what they go through on a nightly basis. Like all aspects of our shared vision, I believe a mayoral candidate should put forward a thoughtful starting place for a plan, which will be refined, and can actually be implemented.”

The plan can be viewed and downloaded at www.tk4abq.com/SafeABQ.

The following are quotes of support for Tim’s vision of Albuquerque’s future.

Sam Baca, Former Albuquerque Police Chief, 36 years in law enforcement

“After reviewing Tim's strategy on real solutions for making Albuquerque safe, I believe this plan is excellent. It is both realistic and contains many common sense approaches that will have immediate impact as well as long-term benefit for our city. Community policing is a true way of cutting down crime and bringing the community together. The community policing plan Tim has outlined is effective and progressive.”

Paul Heh, former mayoral candidate, APD Sergeant (Ret.), & veteran

"Tim Keller's plan for giving our city relief from our crime crisis on day one is exactly what we need. I know firsthand what it's going to take to turn things around and that's why I trust Tim Keller to get the job done right."

State Representative Patricia Roybal Caballero

“Tim Keller has a proven track record. He absolutely has done everything he set out and said that he would do, on behalf of this community, and he's done so by demonstrating what progressive values and principles really mean when a job has to be done. And he not only exemplifies what it means to not just carry a label, but to actually work and truly be committed to what he says and is going to do. I whole heartedly support Tim's approach to public safety.”

Terry Brunner, President Obama’s former USDA New Mexico State Director & neighborhood activist on crime

“I recently organized a tour with neighborhood leaders to show mayoral candidates how crime impacts our community every day. Tim Keller came ready to listen and equipped with realistic solutions to our crime problems. The anti-crime plan Tim released today is by far the most thoughtful, hard-hitting and detailed of any candidate. He’s the only one of the leading candidates that isn’t part of the mess at City Hall and brings to the job public sector management experience that gets results."

Dennis Maez, Secret Service (Ret.)

“I’m an Independent; labels like Republican or Democrat aren’t what I care about, I care about substance. The plan that Tim Keller is proposing is solid, it’s broad and it is based on what needs to be done for the future of Albuquerque and its police department. I support his plan for many reasons, the most important being that it will increase the number of officers patrolling the streets of Albuquerque immediately after he becomes Mayor, and it provides the resources and support to fight crime the day he becomes Mayor Keller. Tim Keller’s plan is realistic, and it’s specific as opposed to that of others, the same old “firing the current Chief and hiring more officers.”

Read Dennis’ full letter of support here.

Thomas Grover, attorney and former police sergeant

"As someone who has worked as an APD officer immersed in many of the most crime plagued neighborhoods in the community, as a sergeant in charge of other officers, and as an attorney working to ensure the fair imposition of justice in Albuquerque, I wholeheartedly support Tim's plan. His approach is geared around common sense initiatives, short and long terms goals, and a commitment which shows he'll take care of our community's diverse needs while also supporting the officers who will be on the frontline of turning this crime trend around."

Charlie Bennett, La Mesa Neighborhood

"This is a balanced, common-sense approach that is inclusive of communities and will yield real results for our neighborhoods. It's time we had a mayor like Tim who is willing to face these challenges directly."

Tom Romero, Town of Bernalillo Chief of Police; former APD

“I face crime challenges every day in the Albuquerque metro area and I’m very supportive of Tim's approach to actually make a difference.

Herb Crosby, government HR & organizational specialist

"I support this plan, an inclusive model that can bring different facets of our city together."


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The Keller Connector, July 2017

 

Friend,

We’re less than 100 days from the election and our #blockbyblock movement is in full swing! This month has been busy with phone banks, canvasses, BIG endorsements, and much more!

Thank you for all you do to fuel this people-powered movement!

Tim Keller

 


 Tim Endorsed by AFSCME City Workers!

Thank you to AFSCME Council 18, which represents about 2,000 City of Albuquerque employees and an additional 3,000 workers who live in the city.

“Blue Collar workers ensure that our city parks are clean and safe for our children, that our city busses are running on time, and that our streets are clean. Our members work hard every single day to make our city beautiful and improve the quality of life for all of us. We are honored to endorse Tim Keller for mayor because he shares that same vision and will work hard to make all of us proud to live here,” said Casey Padilla, President of AFSCME Council 18 and Local 624.

 


Local Firefighters Endorse Tim

Recently, the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 244 endorsed Tim for Mayor of Albuquerque. The President of IAFF Local 244, Diego Arencon, said that with Tim’s “accountability and proven leadership will ensure a safe future for the city of Albuquerque.”

 


 

Update from NM’s Nasty Women

In June Nasty Women NM hosted a forum where they were able to hear from each individual candidate. In doing so this group of women was able to hear what Tim stands for and his vision for Albuquerque.

On July 13th Tim officially received their endorsement. They share Tim’s vision for a “more inclusive, economically, just and environmentally sustainable city.”

 


Mayoral Forum on Early Education

Last week, Tim participated in the Mayoral Forum on Education to discuss how the next mayor can step up to help our kids get ahead. Thanks to OLÉ New Mexico, People for the Kids, Early Educators United, and the Partnership for Community Action for hosting the forum, and all the volunteers who showed up to support Tim and this #blockbyblock movement!

 


Become a Tim Keller Ambassador

Want to become more involved with the campaign? Become a Tim Keller Ambassador!

As an ambassador you will learn to take control of your neighborhood or community and make sure every voter in Albuquerque knows about Tim. Sign up here and we will contact you shortly!


In the News

As always, Tim and the staff at the Office of the State Auditor have been hard at work battling fraud, waste, and abuse across New Mexico.

Recent efforts include:


Get Involved

As always, there are many ways to get involved. Here are our upcoming events - join us!

Phone Banks and Canvasses

Wednesday Phonebank
Wednesday, July 26th
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave Sw, Suite 900
  
Block-by-Block Canvass
Saturday, July 29th
9:00am
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave Sw, Suite 900
  
Wednesday Phonebank
Wednesday, August 2nd
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave Sw, Suite 900
  
Block-by-Block Canvass
Saturday, August 5th
9:00am
Simms Building
400 Gold Ave Sw, Suite 900

Events

Ward 17A “Speed Dating” Forum
Saturday, July 29th
UNM Continuing Education Building, Albuquerque, NM
  
NAWBO ABQ Mayoral Forum, Formerly Speak Out! ABQ Mayoral Candidates
Wednesday, August 16th
Tanoan Country Club, Albuquerque, NM
  
New Mexico Tech Council / FatpipeABQ Mayoral Forum
Thursday, August 17th
Fatepipe ABQ Coworking Space, Albuquerque, NM
  
North Valley Coalition Mayoral Forum
Wednesday, August 23rd
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
  
NAIOP Mayoral Forum
Monday, August 28th
Marriott, Albuquerque, NM
  
District 4+8 Mayoral Forum
Tuesday, August 29th
Eldorado Performing Arts Center, Albuquerque, NM
  
MIABQ Mayoral Forum
Wednesday, August 30th
Fusion/ the cell 701-708, Albuquerque, NM


   

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CWA and BCTGM Endorse Tim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Contact: Joey Keefe | (505) 259-4471

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Communications Workers of America Local 7076 and Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Local 351 endorse Tim Keller for Mayor of Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Communications Workers of America Local 7076 and Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Local 351 have endorsed Tim Keller for Mayor of Albuquerque.

“CWA Local 7076 is proud to endorse Tim Keller for Mayor of Albuquerque," said Daniel Secrist, Executive Vice President of CWA Local 7076. "Tim’s tireless efforts to help working New Mexicans and hold government accountable has made him the most logical choice for us, a union representing public sector employees in state government, UNM and CNM. CWA believes that Tim embodies all of the qualities of a good leader and has the required skills to reverse Albuquerque’s economic downturn and reform city government. We have no doubts that Albuquerque will become a better place to live and work when Tim is elected mayor.” 

“Tim Keller is willing to stand on the front lines and protect the rights of all workers in Albuquerque, and that is why we think he should be our next mayor” said Earl Reed, Business Manager of BCTGM Local 351. “He has a history of doing what it takes for New Mexico’s working families, and will carry that commitment with him to city hall.”

“It’s an honor to have both of these unions supporting the people-powered movement we are trying to build,” said Keller. “When I look at the current economic situation facing the people of Albuquerque, I am appalled that we are not doing more to help our local businesses expand and create a better quality of life for our families. The time to change that is now.”

CWA Local 7076 and BCTGM Local 351 join these unions in endorsing Tim Keller for Mayor:

  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 492
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 412
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 16
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 823 
  • New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 611
  • Iron Workers Local Union 495 
  • AFSCME Council 18
  • International Association of Fire Fighters Local 244

More about Tim Keller’s economic plan can be found at: www.tk4abq.com/economy.

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Local Firefighters Endorsement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 17, 2017
Contact: Joey Keefe | (505) 259-4471

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ICYMI: Local Firefighters Endorse Keller for Mayor


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Last week the Albuquerque Area Fire Fighters, Local 244 of the International Association endorsed Tim Keller for Mayor of Albuquerque.

“I am incredibly honored to have earned the support of our local firefighters. Their endorsement for our vision of a safe, innovative and inclusive city sends a strong signal to the community," said Keller. "I look forward to working closely with them to bring fresh leadership to our city that will ensure confidence in public safety while rebuilding our economy from the inside out. Together, we will continue to build a movement to change our city and be exceptional again going forward.”

Diego Arencon, President of IAFF Local 244 added, "Tim understands that public safety is our priority, with his accountability and proven leadership he will ensure a safe future for the city of Albuquerque. He knows we must invest in fire and police staffing, operations and infrastructure to protect our community; taking direction from the voters to provide the necessary revenue to get the job done!” 

IAFF Local 244 joins with these unions in endorsing Keller’s campaign:

  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 492
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 412
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 16
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Local 823 
  • New Mexico Building and Construction Trades Council
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 611
  • Iron Workers Local Union 495 
  • AFSCME Council 18

More about Tim Keller’s economic plan can be found at: www.tk4abq.com/economy.

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