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Pat Davis To Run For Congress

Pat Davis To Run For Congress

Davis Hopes to Replace Lujan Grisham, Who Seeks Nom for Governer

Albuquerque City Councilor Patrick Davis said Wednesday that he will run for Congress in 2018 in the hope of replacing U.S. Rep Michelle Lujan Grisham, who said she will run for governor next year.

Davis, 38, filed a declaration of candidacy on Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission. He was elected to the council in October 2015.

On the council, Davis represents District 6, which includes the Southeast Heights and the International District.

Davis, who heads the liberal advocacy group Progress Now New Mexico, said he wants to bring a Progressive voice to to Congress and a voice that will strongly oppose the Trump administration.

“We need a seat [in Congress] that will redefine what it means to be a Democrat,” Davis said.

Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, has announced that she wants her party’s gubernatorial nomination in 2018.

Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican, can’t run for a third term because of term limits.

Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins, a Democrat, is also said to be interested in running for Lujan Grisham’s seat.

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Dennis Domrzalski is managing editor of ABQ Free Press. Reach him at dennis@freeabq.com.

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  • Patricia
    April 5, 2017, 6:01 pm

    Sure wish Councilor Davis would finish his term in District 6; he’s doing a great job!

  • Amy Gordon
    May 30, 2017, 11:17 pm

    Exactly what we need, I just hope the citizens of Albuquerque really do their research on the candidates.

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