Welcome to my website!
I have had the privilege of serving on Albuquerque’s City Council for nearly twelve years and have represented Albuquerque’s new City Council District 2 for the last three and half years. Prior to that, I represented the southern part of our district as councilor for “old” District 3.
On the Council, I have supported responsible economic growth, sustainable and high-quality infill development, small and large quality of life projects for our neighborhoods, accountable public safety, improved public transportation, streets made for all users, and workforce housing. I have fought against suburban sprawl development, and for progressive legislation like sick leave and flex time, increasing the minimum wage, decriminalizing marijuana, gun safety, and an immigrant-friendly city.
With the election of Mayor Keller in 2017, we turned a new page in Albuquerque. Mayor Keller shares my values about investing in and improving Albuquerque’s city center and our traditional and historic communities. I’ve been proud to partner with his administration to bring about change that benefits our neighborhoods and families.
I am running for reelection because we need strong and experienced leaders familiar with the needs of our community. You can trust I will continue to be the strong, progressive advocate you know.
I am running as a publicly financed candidate, which is Albuquerque’s clean election program meant to reduce the influence of outside special interests and allow candidates more time meeting voters. It’s a program I’ve always supported.
In May, we start the work of qualifying for public financing and the ballot by collecting $5 qualifying contributions and petition signatures from district voters. We could use your help and I encourage you to get involved in my campaign today.
Issac “Ike” Benton
Albuquerque City Councilor