2017 Mayoral Election: Meet the Candidates

Get to know the mayoral candidates. Watch KRQE’s extended interviews, the mayoral debate, and our mayoral special where the candidates answered questions about the issues that matter most to the people of Albuquerque, mainly crime and the economy.

Editor’s note: Ricardo Chaves declined our request for an interview as well as our request to partake in the Mayoral Debate held on September 11, 2017

Extended Interviews

Mayoral Candidate Interview: Brian Colon - Watch KRQE News 13's extended interview with mayoral candidate Brian Colon.

Mayoral Candidate Interview: Michelle Garcia Holmes - Watch KRQE News 13's extended interview with mayoral candidate Michelle Garcia Holmes.

Mayoral Candidate Interview: Wayne Johnson - Watch KRQE News 13's extended interview with mayoral candidate Wayne Johnson.

Mayoral Candidate Interview: Dan Lewis - Watch KRQE News 13's extended interview with mayoral candidate Dan Lewis.

Mayoral Candidate Interview: Tim Keller - Watch KRQE's News 13's extended interview with mayoral candidate Tim Keller.

Mayoral Candidate Interview: Gus Pedrotty - Watch KRQE New 13's extended interview with mayoral candidate Gus Pedrotty.

Susan Wheeler-Deichsel 2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Candidate
Mayoral Candidate Interview: Susan Wheeler-Deichsel - Watch KRQE News 13 extended interview with mayoral candidate Susan Wheeler-Deichsel

Mayoral Election Special

Mayoral Election Special: Interviews with the 2017 Candidates - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The KRQE News 13 Mayoral Special gives you a look at the candidates battling to lead the city of Albuquerque for …

KRQE Mayoral Candidate Interviews: What would you do to boost the city’s economy? - KRQE News 13 asked candidates: What would you do to boost the city's economy?

KRQE Mayoral Candidate Interviews: Would you raise taxes to increase the number of police officers? - KRQE News 13 asked the candidates: Would you raise taxes to increase the number of police officers?

KRQE Mayoral Candidate Interviews: What would you do to make Albuquerque safer? - A KRQE News 13 poll shows the most pressing issue for the people of Albuquerque is public safety. 

The Race for Mayor

2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Debate - Seven candidates for mayor were in the spotlight Monday night during the first ever televised debate, moderated by KRQE News 13 anchor Dean …

The KRQE Albuquerque Poll - At the end of August KRQE News conducted a survey asking Albuquerque voters a series of "candidate questions" in regards to the 2017 Mayoral…

2017 Albuquerque Mayoral Election Information - Albuquerque voters will head to the polls in October to decide on the next mayor but there is a lot on the agenda for each candidate before …

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