Voters from Santa Fe, N.M., elected the city’s first openly gay mayor Tuesday, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports.
Javier Gonzales, a 47-year-old vice president of a commercial real estate firm, started his career in politics two decades ago as a county commissioner, and more recently served as chairman of New Mexico’s Democratic Party. The Santa Fe New Mexican called his mayoral campaign "sophisticated" and reports that it included "more than 70 house parties and eight community conversations that drew huge crowds." Full story here!
WGB: I have friends in Santa Fe I know will be very pleased. I wish him great success and hope he does great things for the people of Santa Fe New Mexico. It's a beautiful place I once had the chance to visit on a work trip.