Councilor Don Harris has resided in District 9 for most of his 25 years in Albuquerque.  He is married to Valerie Garcia-Harris, an heir to the Cañón de Carnue Land Grant, whose family has roots in the area as far as records exist. Together, they have five children, and one grandchild, in their blended family. Their children attend or have attended public schools in the District.

2 years ago

Friends, I will be making this Facebook site go dark shortly and republishing my City Council Facebook page soon. Under the City Charter, I get sworn in twice. My first one is on Friday, October ... See more

2 years ago
Updated: Runoff set for District 5 council race; incumbents win other districts

Now I get back to work with the other councilors.

Thank you again for the opportunity to ... See more

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Incumbents in Districts 1, 3, 7 and 9 fend off challengers to retain their seats

2 years ago

Thank you everyone for your support and for allowing me to continue to serve. I want to congratulate my opponents on a hard fought campaign and for stepping up and being willing to serve.

The City ... See more

2 years ago

Valerie and I and our family and friends will be gathering at the new Tractor Taproom in Four Hills Plaza (in the parking lot with Sprouts and just north of Sprouts). We will be watching returns ... See more

2 years ago
Updated: Gallup-area high school secretary killed in Vegas mass shooting, official says

I want everyone to keep the victims and their families in their thoughts and prayers in light of the recent horrific ... See more

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Superintendent sent email to school employees Monday to tell them of the tragedy.

2 years ago

Very humbled to have received the endorsement of both the Firefighters and Police Officer Associations. They have put up lots of signs for me, but they keep disappearing. I decided to post this ... See more

2 years ago

Don Harris will never stop fighting for police and firefighters or for you!

Re-elect Don Harris for City Council District 9.

2 years ago
OPINION | Editorial: Journal endorsements for Albuquerque City Council


Very humbled to have received the endorsement of the Albuquerque Journal. ... See more

DISTRICT 1 – Ken Sanchez ...

2 years ago

Don Harris is heartsick over the public safety crisis in our city! He sponsored the recent Public Safety Budget that prioritized public safety to an historic level.

Re-elect Don Harris for City ... See more

2 years ago
Updated: Council candidate McKenney faced assault charge in Maryland

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Maryland court records show that Albuquerque City Council candidate Paul Ryan McKenney was charged in 2009 with misdemeanor second-degree assault, which he did not list in a ... See more

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on Harris City Council

Before joining City Council, Don was with the Albuquerque City Attorney’s office and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General. In the City Attorney’s Office, he represented the Albuquerque Police Department.

Don has a long history being active in our community as a coach and referee in the AYSO soccer league (where his kids played) and a volunteer attorney for the Westside AYSO league. He is a former foster parent and an adoptive parent. As a councilor, he has sought to provide assistance to foster parents and to charter schools. He has provided significant funding for Community and Multigenerational Centers in District 9.

Don is an attorney, in private practice, and he spends his time with his family. When he is not working for his constituents or his clients, he does try to find time to play saxophone at his church (Don and Valerie attend Calvary) or gigging around town from time to time, as Don went to music school before law school.