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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:10 pm | Updated: 12:15 am, Thu Aug 22, 2013.

Former state Democratic Party chairman and prospective Santa Fe mayoral candidate Javier Gonzales posted in a blog Wednesday that he is gay.

Gonzales came out on the website Familia es Familia, which works to “build support among Latino communities for acceptance of gay and lesbian family members,” according to the site. The headline over the post is, “My Renewed Faith in Santa Fe.”

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10 comments:

  • Tommy Trujillo posted at 8:27 am on Tue, Aug 27, 2013.

    Tommy Posts: 23

    Interesting post Jerome. Care to elaborate?

     
  • Carol Meyers posted at 8:44 am on Mon, Aug 26, 2013.

    cmeyers Posts: 2

    Several significant ethical questions reported in this newspaper re: Mr. Gonzales's business dealings and political decisions have gone unanswered. Publicly announcing your marriage failed because you were not forthright with your sexual orientation creates empathy solely for your children and your former spouse. The quality of a mayoral candidate should be based on their proven leadership skills and a clear demonstration of their ability to act with integrity, not sexual orientation. Ultimately, do we want to be defined by our character or our sexual orientation?

     
  • posted at 10:32 pm on Fri, Aug 23, 2013.

    Posts:

    roman is no outsider his only coalition is family and cronies making a cash grab of taxpayer money!

     
  • Margaret C de Baca posted at 3:04 pm on Fri, Aug 23, 2013.

    peace12 Posts: 47

    I respect the coming out of the closet, but should all of us that are straight also announce it?

     
  • Soto posted at 2:51 pm on Fri, Aug 23, 2013.

    Soto Posts: 1

    [scared][whistling][lol] that's news - whatever - who cares [yawn]

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 9:09 am on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1168

    "Santa Fe will do well with him as mayor."

    He hasn't won, yet, unless you know something about the fix already being in?

     
  • Sabine Strohem posted at 9:08 am on Thu, Aug 22, 2013.

    Sabine_Strohem Posts: 103

    Well done Javier!

     
  • Claudia Anderson posted at 10:38 pm on Wed, Aug 21, 2013.

    Claudia Anderson Posts: 2

    As a grassroots activist from San Juan county I clashed with Javier a time or two... but today I am truly proud to say I know him. Santa Fe will do well with him as mayor.

     
  • John Parker posted at 9:38 pm on Wed, Aug 21, 2013.

    John Parker Posts: 25

    This absolutely is a political move, but I believe it's more so to control the conversation than to directly attract votes. Javier is going to run for mayor. It was wise for him to get out in front of the inevitable conversation that was going to take place regarding his sexual orientation. If he didn't come out before he announced he would have appeared dishonest.

    This is a problem for Patti. Javier is a progressive candidate who can legitimately encroach onto her territory and take from her base. He was a threat before this announcement. This only solidiefies it more.

    The candidate that this actually benefits is Roman. Javier's candidacy will lower the magic number of votes needed to win because he'll split the progressive vote with Patti. Right now, Roman, as an outsider, looks to be the only candidate capable of building a coalition of voters large enough to compete.

    It appears that the City Council is too unpopular for any of the Councilors to legitimately contend.

    This is gong to be the most interesting election in years!


     
  • Frank Cordero posted at 3:20 pm on Wed, Aug 21, 2013.

    MontoyaHill Posts: 1

    Adelante Javier!

     
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