AFSCME PEOPLE Committee Candidate Endorsements

AFSCME Council 18

Albuquerque City Council Endorsements

Sisters and Brothers,

Earlier this month, the Albuquerque area AFSCME PEOPLE Committee voted unanimously to support Councilor Ike Benton for City Council District 2, Ane Romero for City Council District 4, Councilor Pat Davis for City Council District 6, and Maurreen Skowran for City Council District 8.

AFSCME Council 18 is proud to support these candidates because they share our values and are committed to always stand with our working families. We are lucky to have such a great group of candidates that are running to help make Albuquerque a better place to live for all of us.

The Albuquerque City Election will take place on Tuesday November 5, 2019 with early voting starting on October 19th.  If you need additional information, would like to register to vote, or update your voter registration, please visit the Bernalillo County Clerk website, or call 505-243-VOTE.

Councilor Ike Benton -Councilor Benton has a long track record of supporting labor and working families in Albuquerque.  He has supported fairness and equity with across the board pay increases for city workers, supports minimum wage increases, supports the Fair Workweek Act/Healthy Workforce Act/Paid Time Off (PTO), supports Project Labor Agreements, and supports strengthening the law to crack down on wage theft in Albuquerque.

Councilor Benton has been unwavering in his support for AFSCME members and all working families and is the right person to represent Council District 2.  We are excited to support such a dedicated public servant fighting for our members at City Hall.

Ane Romero - Ane has built a career around serving her community and has worked to tackle so many of the issues facing Albuquerque.  She has experience working for Senator Martin Heinrich and most recently worked with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham during the legislative session to help pass legislation that helps workers, including raising the minimum wage, increasing pay for state employees and educators, and pass legislation to stop counties from implementing anti-worker right-to-work laws.  

City Council District District 4 is an amazing opportunity for our members.  We have a chance to finally elect a pro-worker candidate and someone that will fight for the hard working men and women that make Albuquerque a great city.

Councilor Pat Davis Councilor Davis also has a strong track record fighting for working families in Albuquerque.  As a former public employee, Councilor Davis understands that we must invest in our employees if we want to make Albuquerque a better place to live for all of us. He has consistently supported pay raises for our members and has also spearheaded efforts to get more equipment for our city security officers.

Councilor Davis has been a true progressive champion for City Council District 6.  He has a track record of standing up to special interest groups and anti-worker politicians like Susana Martinez and Richard Berry.

Maurreen Skowran - Maurreen's two defining values are a willingness to do the hard work to make things better and a commitment to serve her  country and community. As a former Marine, she specialized in aviation support, which included service with the presidential helicopter squadron.  In the following years, she worked in a variety of jobs, including stints working as an educational assistant helping kids learn math, and assisting in a group home for the mentally disabled.

Maurreen will be fresh new voice on City Council and someone that understands the hard work our members put in every single day.