A Job Well Begun!

From Transparency to Taxes, Accountability to public safety, Commissioner Johnson has been a strong and consistent voice for the people of Bernalillo County. His job is well begun but not yet done. Keep Commissioner Johnson working for the people of District 5!

Poor Decisions

There’s a television commercial that features four scared and pursued teenagers who choose to hide behind a curtain wall of chain saws instead of heading for the running getaway vehicle. While the teens take refuge behind the chainsaws and the creepy “killer” looks on, the announcer says “if you’re in a horror movie, you make…

New County Buildings and Specialty Taxes

Shocked. Stunned. Surprised. Alarmed. Those were my reactions to the news that Bernalillo County is even considering a plan to purchase a new building for the purpose of “efficiency” and “consolidation.” As you may have heard, the county is just coming out of what can only be characterized as a financial crisis. A crisis precipitated…

Journal Endorsement

Each election the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board interviews interested candidates who are in competitive elections. Today, I was honored with their endorsement for continuing the journey towards another four year term (Read it here – Subscription). Republican – Wayne Johnson Incumbent Wayne Johnson has seen Bernalillo County through a nepotism scandal, a battle for transparency,…

District 5 Small Business Summit

This past Saturday, I hosted the District 5 Small Business Summit. The summit was one of five events held in Bernalillo County annually – one for each commission district. The summit was the county’s largest small business event yet with a shortage of chairs and right around 60 people attending the morning event at the…

Local Government Day – Leadership Albuquerque

I had the privilege of speaking to the 2014 Leadership Albuquerque Class today. The program brings together 40 mid to senior executives in our community and puts them through an eight month curriculum designed to create a “shared vision” for our community. (Read about it here.) Today was local government day, and due to tax…