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Councilor, retired APD officer to announce ABQ mayoral campaigns

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — City Councilor Dan Lewis and retired police detective Michelle Garcia Holmes are set to enter Albuquerque’s mayoral race this weekend.

Lewis, a Republican, and Garcia Holmes, an independent, have separate announcements scheduled Sunday afternoon.

They will join former Bernalillo County Commissioner Deanna Archuleta — a Democrat who announced her campaign in May last year — and Stella Padilla, a retired Old Town resident and Democrat, in the race.

The nonpartisan election is Oct. 3. If no candidate wins a majority of votes in the first round, a runoff election will be scheduled for November.

Incumbent Mayor Richard Berry, a Republican in his second term, has said he won’t run for re-election.

It’ll be the first Albuquerque mayoral election in 20 years without an incumbent on the ballot, and the race is attracting a variety of candidates.