Albuquerque 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.
The Albuquerque City Council
President of the Council
Vice-President of the Council
|Seats||9 voting members|
|Vincent E. Griego Chambers – City hall|
|Albuquerque City Government – City Council|
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". In 1975, due to large growth in the city, voters replaced the Commission system with a City Council system. The next election, for City Council seats 2, 4, 6, and 8, is scheduled for November 5, 2019.
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 the respective parties usually endorse their candidates.
|Name||Position||Party reg.||Took office||Up for|
|Ken Sanchez||District 1||Democratic||2005||2021|
|Isaac Benton||District 2||Democratic||2013||2019|
|Klarissa Pena||District 3||Democratic||2013||2021|
|Brad Winter||District 4||Republican||2000||2019 (not running)|
|Cynthia Borrego||District 5||Democratic||2017||2021|
|Pat Davis||District 6||Democratic||2015||2019|
|Diane Gibson||District 7||Democratic||2013||2021|
|Trudy Jones||District 8||Republican||2007||2019|
|Don Harris||District 9||Republican||2005||2021|
History of membersEdit
|D +7||D +10||D +7||R +8||R +7||D +13||EVEN||R +12||R +5|
|1995||Alan Armijo (D)||Vincent Griego (D)||Adell Baca-Hundley (D)||Sam Bregman (D)||Tim Kline (D)||Hess Yntema (I)||Mike McEntee (R)||Timothy E. Cummins (R)||Michael Brasher (R)|
|1997||Hess Yntema (R)|
|1999||Eric Griego (D)||Brad Winter (R)||Greg Payne (R)|
|2001||Miguel Gomez (D)||Michael Cadigan (D)||Sally Mayer (R)||Tina E. Cummins (R)|
|2003||Debbie O'Malley (D)||Martin Heinrich (D)||Craig Loy (R)|
|2005||Ken Sanchez (D)||Isaac Benton (D)||Don Harris (R)|
|2007||Rey Garduno (D)||Trudy Jones (R)|
|2009||Daniel Lewis (R)||Michael Cook (R)|
|2011||Roxanna Meyers (R)||Janice Arnold-Jones (R)|
|2013||Isaac Benton (D)||Klarissa Pena (D)||Diane Gibson (D)|
- "Election of Council President". City of Albuquerque.
- "Modern Government". albuqhistsoc.org. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
- "Election Information". cabq.gov. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
- Jessica Dyer, "Winter is going! ‘It’s enough,’ says councilor," Albuquerque Journal, 25 April 2019 : https://www.abqjournal.com/1307251/city-council-veteran-brad-winter-not-seeking-re-election.html