Potential 2017 Mayor Candidates

ABQ likely to see unusual race for mayor

I have a strong desire to run for Mayor again in 2017 because I know what needs to be done and know how to do the job. I will not be using the office to run for higher office, I will not be beholden to anyone and I will not hide from problems.

All the reasons I ran for Mayor in 2013 still exist today, but things have only gotten worse: the complete destruction and mismanagement of the Albuquerque Police Department, some of the highest violent and property crime rates in the country, a declining and failing city economy and high unemployment rates.

I strongly oppose the disastrous ART bus project destroying Route 66 and construction should immediately stop. We need to clean APD’s sewer line, reform APD and return to community based policing. We need a “community inspired” economic development plan that works, that will create jobs with a future and turn our economy around. I support the mandatory paid sick leave voter initiative and advocate for the working class. I support public finance reform for Albuquerque’s elections.

These are all issues that I have already published articles on my blog PeteDinelli.com

If I run again, it would be as a privately finance candidate and I will need a lot of help raising the donations to run an effective campaign on the issues.

Please stay tuned.

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Pete Dinelli was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is of Italian and Hispanic descent. He is a 1970 graduate of Del Norte High School, a 1974 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a 1977 graduate of St. Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. Pete has a 40 year history of community involvement and service as an elected and appointed official and as a practicing attorney in Albuquerque. Pete and his wife Betty Case Dinelli have been married since 1984 and they have two adult sons, Mark, who is an attorney and George, who is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Pete has been a licensed New Mexico attorney since 1978. Pete has over 27 years of municipal and state government service. Pete’s service to Albuquerque has been extensive. He has been an elected Albuquerque City Councilor, serving as Vice President. He has served as a Worker’s Compensation Judge with Statewide jurisdiction. Pete has been a prosecutor for 15 years and has served as a Bernalillo County Chief Deputy District Attorney, as an Assistant Attorney General and Assistant District Attorney and as a Deputy City Attorney. For eight years, Pete was employed with the City of Albuquerque both as a Deputy City Attorney and Chief Public Safety Officer overseeing the city departments of police, fire, 911 emergency call center and the emergency operations center. While with the City of Albuquerque Legal Department, Pete served as Director of the Safe City Strike Force and Interim Director of the 911 Emergency Operations Center. Pete’s community involvement includes being a past President of the Albuquerque Kiwanis Club, past President of the Our Lady of Fatima School Board, and Board of Directors of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.