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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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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