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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:00 pm | Updated: 12:43 am, Wed Jan 29, 2014.

In a little more than a month, mayoral candidate Bill Dimas has burned through more than two-thirds of his $60,000 in public campaign funds.

With just over six weeks still left before Santa Fe’s March 4 municipal election, Dimas has only $17,513 cash on hand.

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28 comments:

  • Eric Lucero posted at 12:54 pm on Tue, Jan 28, 2014.

    EDOGGY Posts: 18

    And what does Ordonez know about coaching...not much. Bleacher coach at best. I've seen him attack numerous coaches before. Why he tries to bring coaching into a mayors race is pretty funny. I too will LOL!!

     
  • oscar michael posted at 2:19 pm on Sat, Jan 25, 2014.

    oscar mike Posts: 142

    After careful research I can now translate Jeff Ethan Genauer for all the real New Mexicans.
    Most Grassroots = out of state interests
    youngest = Inexperienced and naive
    Most Progressive= Marxist/communist
    Innovative= expensive
    Holistic= well intended with unintended consequences.

    Please Voters! Do your research into who is running for these seats!

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 4:50 am on Sat, Jan 25, 2014.

    Cove Posts: 337

    What a joke Micheal ... Do you want a little cheese with your whine?

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 4:48 am on Sat, Jan 25, 2014.

    Cove Posts: 337

    Below is Gloria Mendoza's comment. Gloria, who doesn't live or Vote in this City, and who's community involvement's high point was when she supported the big box Walmart store has been a political "hack" for the last 30 years.

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 4:39 am on Sat, Jan 25, 2014.

    Cove Posts: 337

    Gloria doesn't live or vote in this City and her community claim to fame is she supported Walmart.

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 4:34 am on Sat, Jan 25, 2014.

    Cove Posts: 337

    I'm jealous Pierce of your word power. I call candidate Green a wimp and the wed ed. cuts my comment you call him a wimp and you get a Pulitzer ... where's the justice?

     
  • oscar michael posted at 5:02 pm on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    oscar mike Posts: 142

    Is this the same occupy new mexico guy by a different name ? Jeff ethan genauer? Looks like a duck and quakes like a duck.... If so why the pseudonym? Afraid educated voters might google your real agenda?

     
  • oscar michael posted at 3:33 pm on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    oscar mike Posts: 142

    Your website reads like an agenda 21 pamphlet. Besides filing ethics complaints, what experience do you have with local governance? What ideas do you have or support that will benefit the people in your district? And last, how exactly does one walk the talk ?

     
  • Mark Ordonez posted at 2:53 pm on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    marcoordonez Posts: 659

    "Dimas could not coach a girls basketball team, and you think he can run the city?"

    LOL!!!! Right.[lol]

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 12:41 pm on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    Citizens should always obey their masters, it's the progressive and holistic thing to do.

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 12:25 pm on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    Abusing eminent domain is hardly holistic.

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 12:24 pm on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    The mayor doesn't really run the city. In Santa Fe the mayor mostly just hires the city manager and police chief, and breaks ties on the city council. Other than that it's mostly ceremonial, ribbon cutting and baby kissing stuff.

    Of course, all that would change if we're stupid enough to vote "yes" on charter amendment, which would make the mayor much more powerful.

     
  • Steve Salazar posted at 12:05 pm on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Steve Salazar Posts: 873

    Dimas could not coach a girls basketball team, and you think he can run the city?

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 11:35 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    [yawn][tongue][thumbdown]

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 11:34 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    So Michael Segura (Rockstar505) spent some of the public's campaign finance cash to benefit his brother's Albuquerque-based business? Family always gets paid, I guess.

     
  • Fred Armstrong posted at 10:40 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    FredArmstrong Posts: 17

    [thumbup]

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 10:35 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Cove Posts: 337

    Boo hoo ... poor Patti. You know Staci I think Patti is in on the fix with Javier. This whole campaign and phony competition between the two of them is an act. Forget about signs or money or who is more gay or why Dimas is a Yellow or who is more green ... Vote No on the charter questions.

     
  • michael segura posted at 10:28 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    michael segura Posts: 8

    A city councilor should lead by example that is why I chose public financing over private financing. I dissected the numbers and they do not look good for Signe. 35% of the money she raised came from outside district one. 100% of my contributions came from District one by law. She spent 89% of her money outside of Santa Fe. I spent 79% of my money in Santa Fe supporting local business. 14.7% of the total money I spent went to Stubblefield Screen print in Albuquerque, my brothers company for signs. I would have spent it in Santa Fe if it was not my brothers company. That means I spent a grand total of 6.3% on non Santa Fe companies. Numbers do not lie.

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 10:20 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Cove Posts: 337

    [spam][censored][thumbdown][sleeping][lol]

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 10:06 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    [thumbup]

     
  • Gloria Mendoza posted at 9:36 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Mariposa Posts: 8

    Bill Dimas does not feed into the politics of debates. Why? They are all set up. You will not find the working class people at these forums.. Why? Because the forums are 99% held on the eastside and held by special interests who have already committed to a certain candidate. The questions are all set up in order for a certain candidate to have all the "right" answers. The room is filled with campaign volunteers rather than the community. Forums are nothing but a sham and don't even address the REAL problems of Santa Fe. I mean, plastic bags, water in the river, trails, nightlife, in other words non-issues? Maybe you have not attended forums before, I have attended them for years and it does nothing to help choose a candidate. I go by their experience in the City of Santa Fe.

     
  • Eddy Placa posted at 9:26 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    EPlaca Posts: 23

    Please remember that Bill Dimas took all of the $60,000 of public money but refuses to participate in any public forums, because they ate "rigged". How does he think he will have a open administration and serve us if he refuses to talk to us....wow, what a concept!

     
  • Poul Hoi posted at 9:17 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Garibaldi Posts: 1

    I am sorry, but I am not so terribly impressed by Bill Dimas. I have no connection to any of the campaigns, but when a candidate doesn't want to debate his rivals and take questions from the public, it raises a few question in the back of my mind. Who is he? What is he? Is he all signs and no brain?

     
  • Pierce Knolls posted at 9:02 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Mister Pierce Posts: 1675

    Michael Segura calls himself Rockstar505?

     
  • Jeff E Green posted at 8:34 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Jeff E Green Posts: 112

    I'm proud to be the most grassroots City Council candidate in any district, as well as the youngest and most progressive. My campaign is all about walking the talk. As we've already seen in District 2 with Joe Maestas's ethical violations and $1,000 fine imposed by the Ethics and Campaign Review Board for unreported campaign expenditures and excessive spending, money is a corrupting influence in our local politics. Unfortunately, public campaign financing has not eliminated the corruption; it's too easy for unscrupulous politicians to game and defraud the system. If you want the highest ethical standards along with the most innovative, progressive and holistic ideas to move Santa Fe forward, please VOTE GREEN! http://jeffegreen2014.com

     
  • Jeff E Green posted at 8:30 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Jeff E Green Posts: 112

    Citizens should follow the official process and report signs that they think are illegally placed to the city. Tampering with temporary political signs is illegal. If the placement of the sign turns out to be legit, it would be a shame for someone to be fined or worse based on this poor advice. Knowing where private property ends and public property begins is often not a clear cut matter.

     
  • Staci Benni posted at 8:09 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Sta Benni Posts: 172

    We have to remember that Javier Gonzales has two PACS supporting him so he an sit back and see what they do before he spends any money. And as for radio advertisning , will he get a discount from his family run radio station? Will he consider that a donation in kind?
    As for Michael Segura, he didn't even pay his employee the Living Wage? What kind of councilor would he make?
    And how nice of Trujillo not to spend taxpayer's money... the campaign finance law should be amended to forbid an uncontested candidate from accepting such funding unless that person is a first time candidate IMO.

     
  • Donado Coviello posted at 6:33 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Cove Posts: 337

    Thank you Daniel for another boring and meaningless 'news' story.

    My suggestion for people is to rip down any political signs that were place on public property or on private property without the owner's permission. Since we the tax payers paid for all the "publicly funded" political signs we don't need to have the illegal propaganda littering public land. They belong to you anyway ... so Tear them Down!

     

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