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Posted: Saturday, December 7, 2013 7:11 pm | Updated: 4:20 pm, Thu Jan 9, 2014.

City Councilor Rebecca Wurzburger announced Saturday that she’s dropping out of the Santa Fe mayor’s race.

Wurzburger, who failed to qualify for public financing, said she had secured $20,000 in fundraising commitments over the past week.

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22 comments:

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 10:17 am on Tue, Dec 10, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1166

    [thumbup]

    Good suggestions.

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 9:32 am on Tue, Dec 10, 2013.

    Cove Posts: 284

    What really needs to happen is that Santa Fe become pro-democracy not pro-Government.
    Vote No on the Charter questions. And sign the petition to repeal the public funding of elections law.

     
  • John Franco posted at 5:45 pm on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    JohnFranco Posts: 61

    I believe Dimas would not hire someone like Romero!

     
  • John Franco posted at 5:43 pm on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    JohnFranco Posts: 61

    [thumbup]

     
  • John Franco posted at 5:42 pm on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    JohnFranco Posts: 61

    I've seen Rebecca's condescending attitude and meddlesome ways with city staff, she portrays herself as an imperial dictator while living on as many perks as she can grab, and at one of the unesco events was almost violent!

     
  • Mark Valdez posted at 4:34 pm on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    Mark_Valdez Posts: 9

    No way Patti Bushee! She needs to just go away!

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 11:46 am on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1166

    And, like magic, Javier Gonzales has one less competitor. Now the people pulling Javier's strings will begin their efforts to make Bill Dimas look like a Tea Party right-winger and they'll continue to make Patti look like a corrupt and privileged insider. All the loyal union cronies will answer the call and vote for Javier en masse, and the few anti-Javier voters who bother to turn out will be split trying to discern the lesser of two evils.

    Javier Gonzales, just four more years of Coss.

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 4:56 am on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    Cove Posts: 284

    [tongue_smile]

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 4:54 am on Mon, Dec 9, 2013.

    Cove Posts: 284

    [love]

     
  • Alfred Padilla posted at 5:46 pm on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Xenoace32 Posts: 271

    LOL![lol]

     
  • InezRG posted at 5:14 pm on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    InezRG Posts: 2

    John,
    You were invited to rewrite with facts and examples and chose not to. So it is not true that we refused to print your piece. We asked for modification. You chose not to, as is your right.

     
  • Andrew Lucero posted at 3:21 pm on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Andrew Lucero Posts: 100

    Frankly, we have a pretty lousy pool of candidates to choose from... We must have really scraped the bottom and this is the muck that we have left...Honestly, not one of them will make a good mayor. And as always, the citizens of Santa Fe will end up paying the price...How is choosing the lesser of 3 evils even a choice? It's like choosing between a broken leg, a broken arm or a broken jaw...Anyway you look at it, there is no good option. You are going to be laid up for a while and it's going to hurt! --A LOT!!!!

    The only candidate I would not vote for under any circumstance, is Gonzalez. He's part of the New Mexico Democratic Party Machine and corrupt to the very soul....

    Then there is Bushee. The longest sitting City Councilor...Nice lady, but sadly, she proves her managerial incompetence on almost a daily basis.

    Lastly, there is Dimas. All in all, he is a good man and probably the most qualified and the single best candidate out of the three...But he may be to conservative. And when you look at the mix of the council, there is a good chance it will split and Santa Fe will quickly start to experience the same kind of gridlock that they have in Washington D.C.

    As you can see, there are no good choices. And the citizens of Santa Fe are the losers.. I guess I'll take the broken arm!

     
  • Pat Shackleford posted at 2:01 pm on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 390

    So, you're NOT voting for Bushee? Please be clear where you stand.

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 11:32 am on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Cove Posts: 284

    [thumbup]

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 11:30 am on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Cove Posts: 284

    Bill Dimas is a good man. I've known and liked the guy for a long time and honor his record of public service. My heart goes out to him for his personal loses but know his tenacity and faith will get him through it.

    Bill has a lot of support from the Police and not in a bad way, the 'Law and Order folks. I also know that the permissive "progressive" professional politician Patti is poofy on crime. I know Bushee is extreme left, I think Dimas could be extreme right. I can't vote for either extreme.

    By the way, when our neighborhood tried to get help from City Councilors with a violent crime drug dealing homeless aggressive panhandling situation neither permissive Bushee or the 'Law and Order' Dimas would help only middle-of-the-road Wurtzburger did.

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 11:06 am on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Cove Posts: 284

    After you stop kicking the dead horse why don't you tell us who you're supporting.

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 10:03 am on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Cove Posts: 284

    I'm not sure you understand Dimas is like Bushee in that if either are elected they get the two for one scam of selecting their own replacement for their Council seat plus if the Charter amendments pass they get to control who is the City Manager, City Clerk and other City administrators.They both were part of the last two years of the nightmare fiasco called the City Council.

     
  • Benny Danco posted at 9:52 am on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Benny D Posts: 23

    Rebecca was a horrible Councilor. Happy to see she dropped out, she was only there for personal advancements trips, teeth getting fixed, etc. the list goes on. Someone should look at how her roommate/boyfriend Randall Marco is the only classified Executive Director making $40 plus an hour to direct dumpsters? Makes no sense especially the fact that he drives around all day looking for a park to park at and sleep. That is straight from his mouth. She did not like Patti because they were two of the same and neither wanted to share OUR PUBIC MONEY on themselves. Seriously people should check into her partner or roommate or what ever they call it just like his job title which far from what he does for his income.

     
  • Joe Montoya posted at 8:38 am on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Joe_Montoya Posts: 60

    It appears that Bill Dimas will be the lesser of three evils!

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 7:24 am on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Cove Posts: 284

    Patti is a jerk ... plain and simple. When I wrote about the way her appointment and tenure on the Council has damaged our local democracy, Inez (New Mexican Editor) wouldn't print it. That's the way lily-livered liberals are ... as Jack said in the film A Few Good Men,
    "You can't handle the truth."

     
  • Pat Shackleford posted at 1:53 am on Sun, Dec 8, 2013.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 390

    Santa Fe's own "Lil' Hillary", Patti Bushee, now appears the frontrunner as yet another challenger drops-away and heads for the stable. Will she beat the rap and make the take; cash that 60G check, eat cake? Can the old gray mayor contender beat-off the guys coming-up down the backstretch without throwing a shoe, breaking a leg and taking a bullet? (Maybe you CAN beat a dead horse?). Or will she droop forlorn towards the March fourth furlong like the fickle filly of yore she were?

     
  • VINCE KADLUBEK posted at 6:47 pm on Sat, Dec 7, 2013.

    MeowWolfVince Posts: 2

    Councilor Wurzburger has been a true supporter and ally of young people in Santa Fe. She has fought to divert marketing dollars towards new projects that attract younger audiences, and she has made it a focus of the railyard to be venue for younger activities. As founder of Meow Wolf, I am grateful for Rebecca's stance on the council. She has been (by far) the most supportive of the councilors for our group, our demographic, and our generation. Javier and Javier's campaign will carry her torch, and continue the fight in evolving Santa Fe into a 21st century city.

     
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