The local chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents most city of Santa Fe employees, announced Saturday evening that it is backing mayoral candidate Javier Gonzales in the municipal election March 4.
Daniel Esquibel, a city land-use planner who said he serves as the people chairman for AFSCME Local 3999, said all the candidates in the race had "something wonderful to offer." The union was looking for those who have "a vision for the city," he added, and those who "understand the neighborhoods," the need for economic development and the "resources for growth" as the city prepares for more annexation.
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