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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:12 AM

(NM) BCSO Sheriff says he's 'very serious' about potential mayoral run

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ó
Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzales says heís planning on running for mayor of Albuquerque. KOAT spoke to Gonzales after he returned home from the White House Thursday and asked about his plans to run for mayor.

ďAbsolutely, thatís my plan. I can only tell you that Iím very serious about it,Ē he responded. Gonzales was in DC to talk to President Donald Trump and U.S. Attorney General William Barr about the administration's plans to send federal resources to Albuquerque as part of Operation Legend.

Gonzales has come under fire in recent years for his staunch opposition to the use of body cameras by his department, even in the wake of several deadly shootings involving BCSO deputies. Although after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham recently signed a bill requiring all New Mexico law enforcement to wear body cameras while on duty Ė Gonzales announced an alternative proposal using smartphones. The possible mayoral candidate says he is not quarantining after his trip to DC, per the current public health order, because he doesn't have to.

ďIím very inspired by the people and this is where I really get my sense of the opportunity I have in front of me itís not so much me aspiring to that but being inspired by the people who asked me to do that and I told them for as long as they want me to serve I will be there so Iím just looking for the opportunity, maybe it canít come fast enough we have a lot of work ahead of us and Iím gonna stay focused on the crime problem for now. When that time comes, I will make it official. When that time comes Iím sure a lot of things will change for me,Ē Gonzales told KOATís Nancy Laflin.

https://www.koat.com/article/bcso-sheriff-says-hes-very-serious-about-potential-mayoral-run/33418746

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Laffy Kat Jul 2020 #1
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Laffy Kat Jul 2020 #3

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 10:44 AM

1. Albuquerque is pretty blue isn't it?

I don't think he will go over very well, but so be it.

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Response to Laffy Kat (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 11:23 AM

2. Manny is a Democrat. Lots of conservative Democrats

get elected in NM.

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Response to comradebillyboy (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 11:25 AM

3. Oh, bummer. My bad.

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