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Old 06-25-2007, 12:54 PM
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Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I thought that was the case -- so it seems interesting to me that we get lots of "negatives" about Chavez at various times on this forum. Maybe people that are unhappy with him post more than do many of the voters that elected him?
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Old 06-30-2007, 10:45 AM
 
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I say, to all those dissatisfied with their public officials, run yourself or help somebody you respect run.
Excactly my intenetion ........

Go Rick Holmans, Brad Winter and Sheriff Darren White......
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Haines, AK
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Default better than Baca

He's at least arguably better than Baca was, or at least more photogenic anyway...

The only NM politician in recent memory that was worth a damn was Johnson, and you know what a battle he had on his hands against the entrenched NM Democratic political machine.

Maybe when the fallout is over regarding the coming "perfect storm" of fraud, kickback and bribery charges related to the construction of the new ABQ courthouses, we can get a republican who's worth their salt to clean house in Santa Fe.

OK, I'm dreaming...but...it could happen...right?
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:15 PM
 
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Thank you......nice to see facts and reality of it.
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:22 PM
 
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LLD wonders:

> Didn't Chavez get re-elected by a fairly sizable majority?

according to ...
City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - Unofficial Election Results (http://www.bernco.gov/upload/images/clerk/city_05/completeResults.html - broken link)

... these are the numbers:

Candidate ........... Total ...... Percentage
ERIC G. GRIEGO .... 22,523 .... 25.96%
MARTIN J. CHAVEZ 41,023 ..... 47.28%
BRAD WINTER ...... 21,352 ..... 24.61%
DAVID L. STEELE ... 1,859 ...... 2.14%

He's pretty much double the runner-up's numbers,
but I guess technically not elected by a majoriy.
Thank you......nice to see facts and reality of it.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:21 PM
 
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Cool the election

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Originally Posted by mortimer View Post
LLD wonders:

> Didn't Chavez get re-elected by a fairly sizable majority?

according to ...
City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - Unofficial Election Results (http://www.bernco.gov/upload/images/clerk/city_05/completeResults.html - broken link)

... these are the numbers:

Candidate ........... Total ...... Percentage
ERIC G. GRIEGO .... 22,523 .... 25.96%
MARTIN J. CHAVEZ 41,023 ..... 47.28%
BRAD WINTER ...... 21,352 ..... 24.61%
DAVID L. STEELE ... 1,859 ...... 2.14%

He's pretty much double the runner-up's numbers,
but I guess technically not elected by a majoriy.
hey if griego or winter would of stepped down marty wouldnt be the mayor now
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:31 PM
 
Location: ABQ (Paradise Hills), NM
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Default uh...no.

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hey if griego or winter would of stepped down marty wouldnt be the mayor now
Its a flawed assumption to think that all that voted for Griego would vote for Winter, or vice versa. It would be more likely that Chavez would have picked up at least 3 percentage points worth of either candidates' votes to attain a decisive majority. Neither candidate's acquiescence would have likely made a difference.

Chap
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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This morning's Albuquerque Journal reports that the red light camera
program generated $5.8 million over the past two years - doubling expectations.

It would make more money if not for the 40% of those cited not paying their tickets.

Mayor Chavez doesn't like people to use the term "profit" and would rather that
the term "excess money" be used. "The program was designed to fund itself."

Total fines generated were $10.6 million. $2.8 million of that went to the
company that installed the system. I wonder if they get paid whether
the fine is paid or not (paid for the assessment of the fine, rather)?

There were some other expenses that got the total down from $10.6 to $5.8 million.

-o- Of 142,645 citations 1.7% were appealed or dismissed.
-o- There were 18,547 more speeding tickets issued than red light tickets.

-o- Crashes were down at two of the intersections, but up at two
other intersections. The report the article is based on didn't actually
say whether overall red light crashes were up or down.
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