Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has won a second term as returns showed him claiming nearly 68 percent of the vote to lead the state's largest city.
Berry's huge lead with more than 50 percent of the vote over two Democratic challengers means he will avoid a runoff election. With all votes counted, Berry exceeded that mark by a wide margin.
Berry became the city's first Republican mayor in two decades when he was first elected in 2009.
Former Deputy City Attorney Pete Dinelli had 27 percent of the vote and retired police sergeant Paul Heh had 3 percent.
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