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.