FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 22, 2019
Albuquerque, N.M. – In upcoming city elections in Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe, every vote can be a voice for animals. As municipalities continue to face significant animal issues in upcoming years, Animal Protection Voters proudly announces its endorsement of the following candidates:
ALBUQUERQUE CITY COUNCIL:
District 2: Councilor Isaac Benton
District 4: Ane Romero
District 6: Councilor Pat Davis
LAS CRUCES CITY COUNCIL:
District 1: Councilor Kasandra Gandara
District 2: Tessa Abeyta Stuve
District 4: Johana Bencomo
LAS CRUCES MAYOR: Mayor Ken Miyagishima
SANTA FE CITY COUNCIL:
District 1: Councilor Renee Villarreal
District 4: Jamie Cassutt-Sanchez
“These carefully selected candidates are clearly the best to represent voters who care about the humane treatment of animals,” said Elisabeth Jennings, executive director of Animal Protection Voters. “They understand that the well-being of our communities is directly linked to how animals are treated. Every candidate has expressed a determination to promote public policies that help animals, to continue supporting improved animal shelters, law enforcement training that recognizes the link between animal abuse and other types of family violence, and more sustainable coexistence with wildlife.”
Voters are encouraged to cast their ballots for these leaders whose dedication to animal issues will ensure city policies reflect the community’s humane values.
Animal Protection Voters issues endorsements based on candidates’ records and positions on animal protection issues revealed in questionnaire responses, and not based on party affiliation.
About Animal Protection Voters
Founded in 2002, Animal Protection Voters is the leading legislative and political advocacy organization for animal protection in New Mexico. Powered by grassroots supporters, its mission is to:
- Actively promote and support animal-friendly legislation at the state, federal, and local levels;
- Build an effective political voice for animal advocacy in New Mexico; and
- Hold New Mexico’s elected officials accountable on animal issues.
For more information about Animal Protection Voters’ accomplishments, current priority issues, and annual scorecards, please visit www.apvnm.org, and be sure to follow Animal Protection Voters on Facebook and Twitter.