Albuquerque mayoral election, 2009

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Albuquerque mayoral election, 2009
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  Mayor Richard J. Berry first photo.jpg MartinChavez.jpg
Candidate Richard J. Berry Martin Chavez Richard C. Romero
Party Republican Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 36,466 29,140 17,458
Percentage 44% 36% 20%

Mayor before election

Martin Chavez

Elected Mayor

Richard J. Berry

The Albuquerque mayoral election of 2009 occurred on October 6, 2009.[1]

In July 2009, incumbent Mayor Martin Chavez announced that he would seek a fourth term.

Former State Senator Richard Romero (D) also ran.[2]

Richard J. Berry won the election with 36,466 votes and 43.82%. Chavez captured 29,140 votes or 35.02% of the vote and Romero received 17,458 votes for 20.98% of the vote. Write-in candidates won 149 votes or .18% of the total. Although Berry received less than 50 percent of the vote, Albuquerque election law requires a runoff only if no candidate receives at least 40 percent of the vote.[3]