Albuquerque Tests New System

Already four candidates for Albuquerque City Council plan to run under the new full public financing system passed by ballot initiative in 2005. Two candidates in district two (an incumbent and a challenger), and two in district six plan to use the program in this, the first year it is available. Public financing supporters in New Mexico are excited by this rate of participation and so are we!

 

New Mexico also has public financing available for candidates for the Public Regulation Committee and Governor Bill Richardson, a public financing supporter, just signed a bill creating a judicial public financing program as part of his ethics reform program.