They were bitter rivals in the months leading up to the Oct. 3 mayoral election, but City Councilor Dan Lewis and Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson appear to have buried the hatchet.
Johnson issued a statement on Wednesday endorsing Lewis for mayor. It’s one of several endorsements that Lewis has received recently.
“As a County Commissioner I understand the challenges our city and county face,” said Johnson, a Republican. “It’s critical that our next mayor already have a working knowledge of those challenges and how the city can face them. Dan Lewis’ experience in business and on the city council make him the best choice for mayor on November 14th. I look forward to working with Dan when he is elected mayor of our great city.”
Lewis, a Republican, is facing State Auditor Tim Keller, a Democrat, in the Nov. 4 mayoral runoff. City races are nonpartisan, meaning that party affiliation will not appear on the ballot.
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