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NMiF presents the Albuquerque Mayoral Forum: UNM Newsroom

This week, with New Mexico in focus as local elections begin across the state, the NMiF and the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative are organizing a mayors’ forum in the state’s largest city.

Acting Mayor Tim Keller has three challengers, including one enrollment candidate. The other two challengers – Eddy Aragon and Manny Gonzales – came on stage at Highland High School along with Keller to discuss key issues and styles of government. The event was hosted by Cathryn McGill, a regular panelist at The Line and founder of the New Mexico Black Leadership Council.

Election day for local elections (including Albuquerque) is November 2nd. Early voting is already underway in district officials’ offices across the state.

New Mexico in Focus will air on Friday, October 8th at 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, October 10th at 7:00 a.m. on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME HD) and streamed on the PBS video app.


Gene Grant
Cathryn McGill


Eddy Aragon, candidate for mayoral, talk radio host
Manny Gonzales, Candidate Mayor, Bernalillo County Sheriff
Tim Keller, Candidate Mayor, Mayor of Albuquerque

New Mexico in Focus is the prime-time New Mexico PBS news magazine show that covers the events, topics, and people that shape life in New Mexico and the Southwest. NMiF takes a multilayered look at social, political, economic health, education and art issues and examines them with a critical look in depth to give them a context beyond the “news of the moment”.

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Matt Grubs, with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. The executive producer of NM PBS Public Affairs is Kevin McDonald.

The McCune Charitable Foundation offers NMiF funding along with viewers like you. Get updates, see and follow New Mexico PBS on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more.

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