Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Alan Armijo Considering Race for Mayor
NOB HILL--The Albuquerque Mayor race continues to heat up. One person being mentioned is County Commissioner Alan Armijo. He was drinking coffee this morning in the Flying Star, so I asked him if he was in or out.
He said it was under consideration and that he had a committee studying the situation, including doing some polling. It does seem to be a tricky situation. For one thing, Armijo would be the 4th Hispanic to express an interest in running (Griego, Chavez, Espinosa, and Armijo). Richard Romero is also being talked about. In fact, he does have a staff person, a veteran of his run for Congress, working on a race for Mayor. That makes five.
This would leave a demographic opening for an anglo to wedge into the runoff. A runoff occurs when nobody gets 40% of the vote. Armijo doubts that Yntema will run. He also states that the Republicans don't seem to be seeking a candidate for Mayor. But given the nature of the field of candidates, it is almost certain that sombody else will make a run.