Santa Fe New Mexican Mayoral Interview
January, 30, 2014
Santa Fe’s Independent Voice for 20 Years
In my 20 years on Council, I’ve earned a reputation as a strong, progressive leader who listens to her constituents and knows how to solve problems. As your Mayor, I will continue to fight for a better quality of life, planned, sustainable growth, and a vibrant economy, while keeping a sharp eye out for wasteful spending that cheats the taxpayer. Together, we’ve made real progress securing our water supply, protecting our natural resources, preserving our cherished way of life and our beautiful landscape. But much work remains to make our community safer, our schools stronger, our government more open and accessible, and our city more prosperous, so that future generations can raise their families here. With the serious challenges facing Santa Fe today – growing needs and shrinking revenues; drought and fire danger; drug addiction and drug related crime, and a deepening economic disparity – I submit to you that now is not the time for on-the-job training. I am a strong independent, leader who has the ability, energy, and experience to do the job, and do it well.