Albuquerque City Council

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The Albuquerque City Council
Type
Type
Leadership
Richard J. Berry(R)
since 2009
President of the Council
Ken Sanchez(D)
since 2013
Vice-President of the Council
Trudy Jones(R)
since 2012
Structure
Seats 9 voting members
Political groups

Majority

Minority

Meeting place
Vincent E. Griego Chambers – City hall
Website
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.

History[edit]

From 1916 to 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".[1] In 1975, due to large growth in the city, voters replaced the Commission system with a City Council system.[2]

Composition[edit]

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.

Current members[edit]

City council districts
Name Position Party reg. Took office Up for
re–election
Ken Sanchez District 1 Democrat 2005 2017
Isaac Benton District 2 Democrat 2013 2015
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

History of members[edit]

Year District
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
D +5 D +10 D +10 R +8 R +6 D +12 EVEN R +13 R +6
1995 Alan Armijo (D) Vincent Griego (D) Adell Baca-Hundley (D) Sam Bregman (D) Tim Kline (D) Hess Yntema (R) Mike McEntee (R) Timothy E. Cummins (R) Michael Brasher (R)
1996
1997
1998
1999 Eric Griego (D) Bradley Winter (R) Greg Payne (R)
2000
2001 Miguel Gomez (D) Michael Cadigan (D) Sally Mayer (R) Tina E. Cummins (R)
2002
2003 Debbie O'Malley (D) Martin Henrich (D) Craig Loy (R)
2004
2005 Ken Sanchez (D) Isaac Benton (D) Don Harris (R)
2006
2007 Rey Garduno (D) Trudy Jones (R)
2008
2009 Daniel Lewis (R) Michael Cook (R)
2010
2011 Roxanna Meyers (R) Janice Arnold–Jones (R)
2012
2013 Isaac Benton (D) Klarissa Pena (D) Diane Gibson (D)
2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albuquerque's Political Structure". sharedvision.info. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Modern Government". albuqhistsoc.org. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 

External links[edit]