On Tuesday, Santa Fe elected out candidate Javier Gonzales, 47, as mayor. Two of the city’s eight city council members are lesbian. So was one of his two opponents in the mayoral race.
Gonzales served four terms as chairman of New Mexico’s Democratic Party and was appointed to the Board of Regents of New Mexico State University by former Gov. Bill Richardson.
He has two daughters.
Santa Fe’s city races are publicly funded. Each candidate was given $60,000 for their campaigns.
Gonzales will be sworn in on Monday.