Albuquerque City Council
|The Albuquerque City Council|
|Mayor of Albuquerque||Richard J. Berry, (R)
|President of the Council||Ken Sanchez, (D)
|Vice-President of the Council||Trudy Jones, (R)
|Seats||9 voting members|
|Vincent E. Griego Chambers – City hall|
|Albuquerque City Government – City Council|
The Albuquerque City Council is the elected legislative authority of the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It consists of 9 members, elected from respective districts of the city on a non-partisan basis. The form of city government is mayor-council government and home rule municipality. It meets in the Vincent A. Griego chambers at the Albuquerque city hall in downtown.
From 1916–1974 a city council did not exist in Albuquerque, instead a "City Commission" existed electing fewer at–large members. In the place of a President in the council, the mayor was known as the "Chairman of the Commission". In 1975, due to large growth in the city, voters replaced the Commission system with a City Council system.
The council is composed of nine members in nine districts, each elected by their individual district residents to a four-year term. The chairman of the council is elected by members of the council on a yearly basis, in votes the chairman is likely chosen by the majority party in control of the city council. Since 1975, there have been no "at large" members, elections are non–partisan, but party registration is often mentioned through local media outlets and respected parties usually endorse their candidates.
|Name||Position||Party reg.||Took office||Up for
|Ken Sanchez||District 1||Democrat||2005||2017|
|Isaac Benton||District 2||Democrat||2013||2017|
|Klarissa Pena||District 3||Democrat||2013||2017|
|Brad Winter||District 4||Republican||2000||2015|
|Dan Lewis||District 5||Republican||2009||2017|
|Rey Garduño||District 6||Democrat||2007||2015|
|Diane Gibson||District 7||Democrat||2013||2017|
|Trudy Jones||District 8||Republican||2007||2015|
|Don Harris||District 9||Republican||2005||2017|