DON HARRIS CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 9

 

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.

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Don Harris

Councilor Don Harris has resided in District 9 for most of his 25 years in Albuquerque. He is married to Valerie Garcia-Harris. Together, they have five children, and one grandchild, in their ... See more

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Councilor Don Harris has resided in District 9 for most of his 25 years in Albuquerque. He is married to Valerie Garcia-Harris. Together, they have five children, and one grandchild, in their ... See more

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Council candidate faced charge in Md.

https://www.abqjournal.com/1063778/council-candidate-faced-charge-in-md.html

By Olivier Uyttebrouck / Journal Staff Writer • Maryland court records show that Albuquerque City Council candidate Paul Ryan McKenney was charged in 2009 with misdemeanor second-degree assault, ... See more

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Very humbled and thankful to have the support of the FOP.

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Breaking: End of an Era: Sen. Pete Domenici passes away in Albuquerque

So sad to hear that Pete Domenici passed away. He spent many years of faithful service to our great state. ... See more

By Michael Coleman / Journal Washington Bureau • Sen. Pete Domenici, the son of Italian immigrants who became the longest-serving U.S. senator in New Mexico's history, died this morning at ... See more

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My #1 priority is Reducing Crime. I have consistently fought for more police officers and better pay for them even when other Councilors and the Mayor have resisted. I will not stop fighting!

Please ... See more

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We need to protect the families of firefighters and police officers in the National Guard and Reserves who deploy to protect our country. Last night we passed legislation that ensures their financial ... See more

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Zia Little League Opening Day 2017

Don Harris believes Little League instills, leadership, character, courage and loyalty to all who play. Don Harris continues to make sure Little Leagues are supported, so kids have a safe place to ... See more

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New street lights brighten section of Southern Boulevard

Public Safety Has A Lot Of Components. http://krqe.com/2017/08/21/new-street-lights-brighten-section-of-southern-boulevard/

On Southern Boulevard between Eubank and Juan Tabo, new street lights are finally brightening up the street that’s been dark for years.

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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.