Mayor’s race hinges on game plans

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Posted: Saturday, December 28, 2013 11:00 pm | Updated: 3:02 pm, Thu Jan 9, 2014.

The Santa Fe mayor’s race has gotten off to a contentious start, with candidates slinging barbs at one another over various allegations of campaign finance abuse.

But as those attacks have failed to take hold, many voters are still waiting to hear how the rivals will address pressing issues in the city.

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  • Staci Benni posted at 7:35 am on Sat, Jan 4, 2014.

    Sta Benni Posts: 172

    Ms Dickerson Maybe you dont understand that the city has nothing to do with education--that is it is the county ad state responsibility. Apparently Javier is unaware of the preK educational efforts being made at the state level. Why duplicate those efforts? It seems our elected officials would have more effect by going to legislature and lobbying for funding of these prorams rather than try to reinvent the wheel. Oh and how is Javier going to pay for these programs? By raising taxes.. Now that shows real creativity!

  • Pierce Knolls posted at 8:25 am on Tue, Dec 31, 2013.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1688

    Remember, a vote for Javier Gonzales is a vote for four more years of the same faled policies as under the Mayor Coss, because Coss and Gonzales are both puppets of the same shadowy power-brokers.

  • Mark Valdez posted at 10:19 am on Mon, Dec 30, 2013.

    Mark_Valdez Posts: 10

    Education, Education all this talk about education and all it amounts to is Santa Fe becoming a springboard for people to leave and go somewhere else. I'm all for education so lets keep our kids here, lets bring in the good jobs here. Solar energy, green technology, environmental science would be a good thing. No we don't want the big buildings or smoke stacks, but good educational required jobs for people that live here. Santa Fe will never change, whom ever the next Mayor shall be, it will just stay the same.

  • John Franco posted at 7:41 am on Mon, Dec 30, 2013.

    JohnFranco Posts: 61

    voting for Patti or Javier is voting for the corruption to continue, why not just throw money out the window!

  • Benny Danco posted at 7:18 pm on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    Benny D Posts: 23

    Of course Coss is unavailable all his and his administrations messes will be coming out unless his buddy Javier wins than it all gets swept under the carpet as well as if Patti gets elected it all gets swept as well being she is a.big part off.all of it for the last 20 years. I am voting for Dimas I believe he is the only one with no ties or dirt to the last eight year's.

  • Jane Dickenson posted at 12:42 pm on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    JaneDickenson Posts: 13

    Mr. Montoya, our city is best served when we as concerned citizens offer ideas to make Santa Fe a better place to live. It doesn't serve anyone well when mean spirited comments are submitted for the pure intent of trying to smear mud. Please understand my comment isn't to try to get you to support any one candidate, it's just an attempt to get you to understand that there are better ways to do so. I hope you find happiness and light this upcoming New Year.

  • Jane Dickenson posted at 12:38 pm on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    JaneDickenson Posts: 13

    I have followed all of the candidates closely, and within the last couple of days have made up my mind. After thoughtful deliberation I have chosen to support Javier Gonzales. His views on education and the environment have shown me that he really does understand what the issues are, and most of all, he has the best ideas on how to improve our City.

    I wish all of the candidates the best for the upcoming New Year, but my wish for our City is that we elect Javier Gonzales as our next mayor.

  • Albo Fossa posted at 11:48 am on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    fjpoblam Posts: 7

    Promises, schlomises. I did it for the last gubernatorial election, but I don’t think I'll bother here: I copied and pasted the campaign promises to see whether they’d come to fruition. Nope. So vote for your favorite talker, I reckon. Remember the old TV show: “What’s My Line”.

  • CJ Johansen posted at 10:49 am on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    CJ Johansen Posts: 1

    The Santa Fe Neighborhood Network will hold the first Mayoral Forum: Monday, January 6, 2014, 7:30-9:30 pm in the St. Vincent Hospital conference room on the lower level. The Forum is free and open to the public. This is a great way for you to hear the candidates and their vision for the City.

  • Joe Montoya posted at 8:45 am on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    Joe_Montoya Posts: 79

    Gonzales and Dimas will divide the votes of the special interests and guess who will get elected? Bushee sounds and appears to be a realist with sound ideas and not promoting all kinds of B/S to get elected!!!!

  • Pat Shackleford posted at 4:08 am on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    Pat Shackleford Posts: 573

    yeah, yeah, this is going nowhere slowly. Get real, and bring out the skeletons.

  • Francisco Carbajal posted at 3:45 am on Sun, Dec 29, 2013.

    FranciscoCarbajal Posts: 222

    All of this rhetoric sounds like rhetoric, but who will produce more rhetoric after the Mayor election is completed and the one chosen to lead in the product of rhetoric. Get it?[wink]


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