2nd Albuquerque mayor hopeful faces complaint over donations
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A supporter of an Albuquerque mayoral candidate has filed a complaint against another candidate over donations.
Bernalillo County resident Terry Brunner filed on Monday an ethics complaint against Albuquerque mayoral hopeful and Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson. The complaint alleges that Johnson’s mayoral campaign has accepted around $40,000 in donations from donors who have ongoing county business.
Brunner is a supporter of Albuquerque mayoral candidate Tim Keller.
Johnson called the complaint “laughable” and says the donors in question no longer have ongoing business with the county. He said the complaint was retaliation by Keller for Johnson filing a complaint against him.
The publicly-financed Keller faced scrutiny last week after his campaign manager reportedly solicited nearly $30,000 in cash donations.
Johnson filed a complaint against Keller with the city’s ethic board.