At a south-side restaurant crowded with family, friends, supporters and a handful of onlookers, Javier Gonzales, former state Democratic Party chairman and onetime Santa Fe County commissioner, announced Thursday morning that he will run for mayor of Santa Fe.
“We are not a collection of demographics or lifestyles,” said Gonzales, who last week declared on a blog that he is gay. “We’re no longer going to separate ourselves by longevity or geography. We are one city. One community," he told the cheering crowd at Cafe Castro on Cerrillos Road. "We’re proud of our city’s last 400 years, and we’re ready to shape the next 400 years.”
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