Albuquerque Mayor To Seek Second Term

Feb 16, 2013

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has formally announced that he will seek a second four-year term.

Berry told reporters Saturday that he still had more to accomplish and will privately finance his campaign rather than seek public funding.

The 50-year-old Republican joins a race where he has already drawn two opponents in a nonpartisan race scheduled for Oct. 8. Former Albuquerque police Sgt. Paul Heh and former Albuquerque Public Safety Officer Pete Dinelli have announced their candidacies.

Berry gained national attention in 2009 when he defeated three-term Mayor Martin Chávez and Richard Romero, both Democrats.

Mayoral candidates have until April 29 to collect and submit the signatures of 3,000 voters registered in New Mexico's largest city.

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