A Great Day at the Polls for the GOP

Posted On November 6, 2019

A Great Day at the Polls for the GOP

Councilor Trudy Jones, APS School Board Member win big!
Ballot Initiative “Democracy Dollars” Defeated!

Albuquerque, November 6, 2019 – A strong Republican voter turnout at the polls Election Day helped propel candidates to victory and defeat a ballot question that would have created inequities in publicly financed campaigns.

Councilor Trudy Jones soundly won re-election in her District 8 race, taking more than 56% of the vote. She says she will continue to work hard to improve the lives of Albuquerque residents.

“We need to work together in the interest of all citizens of the City of Albuquerque and not follow partisan lines. We are here to serve the people of Albuquerque, not a political party. It’s time for citizens to elect a more diverse Council, and I look forward to another term to make Albuquerque an even better community to live in,” said Councilor Jones.

Albuquerque Public Schools Board Member Peggy Muller-Aragón handily won her re-election bid. She took more than 57% of the vote.

District 4 Councilor candidate Brook Bassan had a strong showing in her race, taking 48.9% of the vote to her opponent’s 42%. Her campaign resonated strongly with all voters with her tough stand on crime and strong family values. She’ll face Ane Romero in a District 4  runoff on December 10.

“I am humbled and honored to have received a strong plurality of the vote last night,” said Bassan. “And I am excited to carry our momentum into the runoff. I am very much looking forward to representing our friends, families and neighbors as we work to make Albuquerque an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”

A big victory regarding one of the ballot questions. Voters spoke out when it came to Proposition 2. That ballot initiative would have created an unfair campaign finance system called “Democracy Dollars.” That proposal would have allowed residents to give a $25 coupon to the candidate of their choice in publicly financed campaigns. This would have stacked elections, allowing incumbents an advantage to get more money. We need fair elections, not new disparities in the system.

“This election shows that Republicans are engaged and are coming out to support the candidates and the issues that matter in our communities,” said Anissa Tinnin, Executive Director of the RPNM. “We will carry this terrific momentum into the 2020 elections.”

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