New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller announced that he will be a candidate for Mayor of Albuquerque in 2017. Keller will run as a publicly financed candidate.
“Albuquerque is a strong and special place, but today we face immense challenges. We have the highest crime rates in a decade, not enough job opportunities, struggling schools, and too few are getting ahead while too many are being left behind,” said Keller. “Albuquerque is my home – I was born and raised here – and this is where my wife and I are raising our family. I’m running for mayor because I believe, together, we can meet these challenges head on and build a safe, inclusive and innovative city that works for all of us.”
Keller indicated that his campaign will focus on creating opportunities for all Burqueños to step up and be part of making Albuquerque work again. He invited suggestions, ideas and comments at his website, www.TK4ABQ.com.
Top priorities of the campaign will include an economic development strategy that helps every business, not just a select few; community policing and a reformed police department; and a commitment to getting big money out of politics as a publicly financed candidate.
Keller will be launching his community-driven campaign kickoff events around the city in the coming weeks and is meeting directly with voters to discuss his plans.
More information about Tim and the campaign can be found at www.TK4ABQ.com, www.facebook.com/Keller4ABQ and www.twitter.com/TK4ABQ.