Organizations that Endorse Don Harris
April 17, 2017
I very proudly accept the endorsement given by the Albuquerque Police Officers’ Association.
March 15, 2017
Very proudly, I accept the endorsement from the International Association of Fire Fighters, Albuquerque Local 244.
“Albuquerque Lodge #1 Fraternal Order of Police unanimously endorses Don Harris for City Council District 9 because of his pro law enforcement (police officers,corrections officers/probation & parole officers) platform”
Bob Martinez, President
By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board Friday, September 22nd, 2017 at 12:02am
DISTRICT 9 – Don Harris
Attorney Don Harris, who has represented District 9 since 2005, says a fourth term would allow him to tend to some unfinished business for his constituents – residents of the far Southeast Heights east of Eubank and south of Menaul, including the Four Hills area. That starts with boosting the number of city police officers to 1,200 from the current 850. Because his district’s Singing Arrow neighborhood has among the highest violent crime rates in the city, he understands the urgency of doing so.
“People don’t feel safe,” he says. “They’re worried about the reputation of the city.” Property crime is creeping into formerly safe neighborhoods and “we need to treat it as an urgent situation that needs to be addressed.”
He says the only tax increase he would consider would be dedicated to expanding APD, paying cops better and improving recruitment. He adds the city must ensure the ART bus project delivers long-term benefits that make adjacent areas vibrant and competitive, and the Healthy Workforce Ordinance would significantly harm the local economy and hamper its already sluggish recovery from the recession.