City voters head to the polls March 4, 2014 to pick a new mayor and make decisions in three contested City Council races. Check's Election Page for interviews, events and ongoing news from the campaign trail.

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Mayoral Candidates

Patti Bushee

Julia Goldberg Interviews Patti Bushee on Election Eve | March. 3, 2014



Bushee in an eleventh-hour interview on her bid for mayor of Santa Fe.


Patti Bushee on "Business Matters" with Simon Brackley | Feb. 21, 2014



Bushee discusses the latest in her campaign with Simon Brackley.


City Councilor Patti Bushee Announces She is Running for Mayor | May 9, 2013



Bushee announces her bid for mayor.


Bill Dimas

Bill Dimas Visits "Business Matters" with Simon Brackley | Feb. 21, 2014



Dimas stops by for a conversation on his bid for mayor.


A Conversation with Mayoral Candidate Bill Dimas | Feb. 13, 2014



Santa Fe mayoral candidate Bill Dimas speaks to "Green Building's" Kim Shanahan about his bid for the city's highest municipal post.


City Councilor Bill Dimas Announces He is Running for Mayor | Aug. 12, 2013



Dimas discusses his bid for mayor on the "Julia Goldberg Morning Show."


Javier Gonzales

Julia Goldberg Interviews Javier Gonzales on Election Eve | March 3, 2014



Gonzales on his last-minute push to become mayor of Santa Fe.


Javier Gonzales Settles in for a Conversation with Kim Shanahan | Feb. 20, 2014



Gonzales talks politics on Kim Shanahan's "Green Building."


Javier Gonzales (Sort of) Announces He's Running for Mayor | Aug. 29, 2013



Former state Democratic Party chairman Javier Gonzales discusses the mayor's race, and, basically, announces his mayoral candidacy.


City Council Candidates: District 1

Santa Fe City Council Candidate Signe Lindell | Jan. 21, 2014
District 1 City Council candidate Signe Lindell discusses her background on the planning commission and her goals if elected in March.
Santa Fe City Council Candidate Michael Segura | Jan. 22, 2014
Michael Segura, District 1 candidate in the City Election, discusses his candidacy.

City Council Candidates: District 2

Santa Fe City Council Candidate Rad Acton | Jan. 9, 2014
One of five candidates to replace Councilor Rebecca Wurzburger, Rad Acton discusses his campaign for District 2.
Santa Fe City Council Candidate Joe Arellano | Jan. 10, 2014
One of the five candidates to replace Rebecca Wurzburger for the District 2 seat on the Santa Fe City Council, Joe Arellano visits to discuss his campaign.
Santa Fe City Council Candidate Mary Bonney | Aug. 14, 2013
District 2 City Council candidate Mary Bonney on the Julia Goldberg Morning Show.
Santa Fe City Council Candidate Jeff Green | Jan. 8, 2014

Jeff E. Green is one of five candidates seeking to replace outgoing Councilor Rebecca Wurtzurger to represent District 2 on the City Council.
Santa Fe City Council Candidate Joseph Maestas | July 31, 2013

An interview with Española's former mayor, Joseph Maestas, who announced he won't run for mayor of Santa Fe, but will seek the District 2 Council seat, instead.

City Council: District 3

City Council District 3 Candidate Marie Campos | Jan. 29, 2014
City Council District 3 candidate Marie Campos talks about her three-way race.
District 3 City Councilor Carmichael Dominguez | Jan. 30, 2014
District 3 City Councilor Carmichael Dominguez discusses his bid for re-election.
City Council District 3 Candidate Angelo Jaramillo | Jan. 31, 2014
Jaramillo discusses his race to represent the southside.

City Council: District 4

Santa Fe City Councilor Ronald Trujillo | Jan. 23, 2014
District 4 City Councilor Ronald Trujillo runs for a third term—with no opposition.

Community Voices

Breaking Down HB 641 | Jan. 15, 2014
State Sen. Peter Wirth on bill that is a matter of contention in the mayoral race.
Karen Heldmeyer on the City's First Mayoral Debate | Jan. 7, 2014
Javier Gonzales and Patti Bushee faced off for the first mayoral debate, Jan. 6; Karen Heldmeyer recaps last night's forum.
Daniel Werwath on March 4 City Election | Jan. 13, 2014
Mix Santa Fe coordinator and housing and community development consultant Daniel Werwath digs down into issues for the March 4 city election.
Todd and Julia discuss Jan. 13 mayoral candidate debate. | Jan. 14, 2014
Todd Eric Lovato, executive editor of, and Julia Goldberg discuss the Jan. 14 mayoral candidate debate between Patti Bushee and Javier Gonzales hosted by ProgressNow New Mexico and the Santa Fe Reporter.
The League of Women Voters’ Karen Heldmeyer | Feb. 14, 2014
The League of Women Voters' Karen Heldmeyer joins the show to preview the Feb. 17 forum on the March 4 City Election charter amendments.


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