A listing of some of the Candidate Forums in Albuquerque

The listed forums that will be moderated by the League of Women Voters will be done in a non-partisan manner per the League’s organization bylaws and guidelines. The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose political candidates or parties and is a nonpartisan organization open to citizens over the age of 18 – that includes both men and women.  The League encourages informed and active participation in government and seeks to influence public policy through education and advocacy.

1. District 4 & 8 Coalition of Neighborhood Associations 
Mayoral Forum 
Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:30 –
Eldorado Performing Arts Center
11300 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 (west of Montgomery, east of Juan Tabo)

The purpose of the forum is to hear the candidates’ opinions about the various important issues impacting our communities. We want to hear their ideas on how to solve some of the critical problems we are facing in Albuquerque.

2. MiABQ Mayoral Forum in partnership with YPA:
Young Professionals of Albuquerque
Wednesday, August 30, 5 – 8 PM
The Cell Theater
708 1st Street NW

The forum is designed to foster informative, productive, peaceful dialogue; towards this end, we will ask candidates to focus on their own platforms, priorities and action plans – and to refrain entirely from discussing the other candidates in the race – throughout the conversation. We will invite each candidate to begin with a short presentation of their vision for Albuquerque; our central prompt for this is: What will the city look like for young people, young professionals and young families after 4 years of your administration – and how will you get us there? Subsequent questions will be crowd-sourced in advance of the forum, and presented at the event by our moderators, Rudy Acosta (Univision) and Erica Zucco (KOB). This one costs 15.00 and requires tickets in advance. https://www.facebook.com/events/1414631781952083/

3. State of the City Mayoral Forum
ABQ Center for Peace and Justice
Friday, September 1,  6 – 8 PM
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center
7521 Carmel Ave NE

Hard hitting questions on Poverty, Policing, Homelessness, Local Economy and Public Transparency–submitted questions from the audience will be posed to the candidates in the second hour. Tom Dent and Samia Assed moderators.

4.  Mayoral Forum – Connecting With The People
NAACP – Albuquerque Chapter
Friday, September 8, 6 – 8 PM
Embassy Suites Hotel
1000 Woodward Place NE

Please join the NAACP-Albuquerque Chapter in a Community Forum to meet the Mayoral Candidates of Albuquerque. If you would like to submit a question to ask the candidates, please email your question by September 2 to pamelyaherndon@gmail.com

5.  APD Forward Mayoral Candidate Forum
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 –  6 – 7:00 PM
African American Performing Arts Center & Exhibition Hall
310 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM  87108

Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico


This will be a great opportunity to hear directly from the candidates who want to lead our city about how they intend to support APD’s reforms & oversee compliance with the DOJ’s recommendations.

6.  District 7 Coalition of Neighborhoods Mayoral and City Council Candidate Forum
Sponsored by Hoffmantown, Indian Moon and Near Neighborhood Associations
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 1:30 – 4:00 PM
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
9100 Menaul Blvd. NE

Doors open at 1:00 to allow for question preparation and seating.

Moderated by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico

Please call 293-3715 for additional information.

Please remember the forums are not political rallies.

We assume that the meetings will be open to the public and media.

We ask that you do not bring campaign information or signs into the meeting room if the forum is moderated by the League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico.

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