Tuesday, October 02, 2007
(Updated) Follow the 2007 Albuquerque Election Returns
Here's the City's election results site, which will continue to be updated as votes are counted.
UPDATE 2: As of 10:21 PM:
- O'Malley beat Martinez 72-28% with all precincts unofficially counted!
- Winter ahead of de'Pascal 81-19% with all but one precinct unofficially counted!
- Garduno 49%, Wilson 23, Griffin 20, Kaufman 9 with all precincts unofficially counted!
- Affordable Housing Bond up 53-47% with only two precincts outstanding!
- Pay increase for councilors down about 60-40% with all but two precincts counted. Aw, rats.
All in all, a bad night for Mayor Chavez and his acolytes and a good night for progressives. Rah! The most disturbing number? Voter turnout, which reportedly hovered around 10% of the approximately 280,000 registered voters in Albuquerque. Whatever happened to civics classes? Maybe we should require them to get any kind of license ....
UPDATE 1: As of about 10:15 PM, with all precincts unofficially counted, Councilor Don Harris beat back the recall effort against him by a margin of:
(4,466 Total Votes) (17 of 17 Precincts Counted)
Mayor Chavez must be huffing and puffing.
As of about 9 PM:
- O'Malley is beating Martinez 71-28%
- Winter is beating de'Pascal 78-21%
- Garduno is at almost 49% with Wilson at 23%, Griffin at 20% and Kaufman at 9%
- Recall of Harris stands at 59% against, 40% for it
- All the general bonds are winning with the affordable housing bond at 57-43
- All the ballot propositions are winning EXCEPT for Prop 4 to increase councilor pay which is at 57% against and 43% for it
Dear Mayor -
You better run ... for something because Councilor or is it Mayor O'Malley is right behind you.
Posted by: suz | Oct 2, 2007 10:03:36 PM
Interesting that NONE of Mayor Sleazy minions were able to fool enough voters to get close to winning their council race. I think the message was loud and clear, hope their apologists get it
Posted by: VP | Oct 2, 2007 10:31:10 PM
Posted by: bw | Oct 2, 2007 10:32:30 PM
Sad to see councilor pay raise going down to defeat. Why would any citizen think they shouldn't make as much as county commissioners do? It's such a difficult, time and energy consuming job.
Posted by: bw | Oct 2, 2007 10:42:19 PM
Hey Suz, that photo of the jelly looks great! I will be answering your email soon.
Posted by: bw | Oct 2, 2007 10:48:43 PM
Gotta love the results. We can still over ride Marty's veto when we need to. And the workforce housing bond passed too. Time to celebrate!
Posted by: Old Dem | Oct 3, 2007 12:18:24 PM
I think one reason the pay raise failed was because it also took future pay raise choices away from the voters and gave it to the state legislature.
I would hae voted for the pay raise alone but not for giving up my future decision making rights.(I dont live in the city limits anyway, but Im close)
Posted by: JD | Oct 3, 2007 12:24:43 PM
I didn't like the idea of the Legislature controlling City Council pay thats one reason I voted NO. Plus, until some on this council develop a better attitude ref to how they handle the public during public comment at the meetings, I am inclined NOT to vote for pay raises for them.
Posted by: VP | Oct 3, 2007 6:30:51 PM