Albuquerque, NM – After a significant push to get out the vote in Albuquerque, the Democratic Party of New Mexico celebrated another Democratic sweep. Tim Keller was elected mayor of Albuquerque taking more than 60 percent of the vote, and Cynthia Borrego was elected to city council with more than 50 percent of the district vote.
“After eight years of the failed Republican administration of Berry and Lewis, it’s obvious why voters chose Tim Keller and Cynthia Borrego tonight–they’re ready for leaders who will invest in our communities and bring solutions to the challenges the city faces,” said Richard Ellenberg Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. “We’re extremely proud of the grassroots efforts that our Party and both campaigns ran in this election, and owe a debt of gratitude to the volunteers and Party officials who worked to walk their neighborhoods, inform voters, and get out the vote.”
The Democratic Party of New Mexico’s new field program has been working through grassroots organizing to support candidates in local elections. Since the Albuquerque October 3rd election, the State Party completed 30,000 door knocks and phone calls, provided rides to the polls, and invested in GOTV efforts across the city.