ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley will get the nod as the Democratic nominee for the District 1 seat for November general election after her primary opponent withdrew from the race this week.
Gabriel Parra stated in an email to the Journal that he had withdrawn from the race and that his name had been officially removed from the ballot.
As there are no Republicans in the race, barring a successful write-in campaign, O’Malley will retain her seat for a second term.
O’Malley served as an Albuquerque city councilor from 2003 to 2013.
“As much as campaigning is part of the democratic process, I look forward to working full time on the issues that are important to our district and the county as a whole,” O’Malley stated in an email sent to the Journal and her supporters.
“I want to thank you for your support. Many of you have supported me for many years, and that means a great deal to me.”