Santa Fe City Councilor Carol Romero-Wirth

Carol Romero-Wirth 

Santa Fe City Councilor Carol Romero-Wirth announced Friday she is seeking reelection to her District 2 seat. 

"I'm seeking a second term to continue the collaborative work and problem solving we have done on the Council," Romero-Wirth said in a prepared statement. "City government has a critical role to play in creating economic opportunities for our community to thrive post pandemic. I want to help lead that effort." 

Romero-Wirth said her priorities for a second term include finding a sustainable source of funding for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, development of the midtown campus and fortifying Santa Fe's water supply. 

Romero-Wirth is a practicing lawyer with a master's degree in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin and received a law degree from the University of New Mexico. 

She is the wife of state Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth. 

As of Friday, she is the only candidate to announce an interest in the District 2 seat and the second city councilor to announce a run for reelection. District 1 Councilor Signe Lindell also will seek another term. 

District 4 Councilor JoAnne Vigil Coppler, whose seat is also up for grabs, is running against Mayor Alan Webber for the city's top job.

District 3 Councilor Roman "Tiger" Abeyta is the only incumbent not to announce reelection plans. 

(4) comments

Stefanie Beninato

The problem is that the water rights that developers bring are paper rights--not wet water. IOW a rancher or farmer agrees to let some of his/her/their acreage lie fallow forever and whatever amount of water would have been used on this acreage is then sold as a "water right". So Romero-Wirth saying she will "fortify" water rights needs more explanation.

Richard Reinders

I am confused, we hear from everyone there is plenty of water that we have more than what we need yet Carrol Romero-Wirth's platform is fortifying city water supply. I have nothing against Carrol just the mixed message.

rodney carswell

I am confused Richard, I regularly read in these pages, whenever there is a story about development or growth, letters or quotes from those (many, many people) who worry about the adequacy of the water supply. Can Romero-Wirth not be included as one of those or must she be part of your "everyone"? Me thinks you are stirring the pot, just to see it churn, Richard...

Richard Reinders

I am asking a question that you obviously are unable to answer. Is there a water issue or not?

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