County Chair and Vice Chair Candidates

DPSFC CCC members will elect a County Chair and First and Second Vice Chairs after the CCC Meeting on March 13, 2021. Gender equity rules concerning the First and Second Vice Chair positions are at the bottom of this page.

Candidates must have registered by March 7 to be listed on the ballot.

County Chair 

Robert Montoya (male)

I feel that the organization of the County meetings is problematic and not-Democratic. The Ward meeting schedule is so disorganized and people constantly show up the the wrong meeting and are often unable to attend the correct meeting because of the confusion. We need to organize it so that all the meetings are at the same time, same place or virtual. I have a lot of experience in management, media, information systems and in event planning and the current process is unacceptable. I believe that I have the leadership skills to ensure that everyone that wants to vote is able to vote in the ward meetings. We need to increase ward meeting participation by an order of magnitude. If we do not do something radical to improve this situation, people are going to lose confidence in the process and the results of the process. I have been involved in several campaigns including gubernatorial and congressional so understand the process and want to make it more Democratic. I have managed over 50 weddings events and know how to organize people around events.

Email: extremegreen@live.com Phone: 505-850-9006

 

Bernadette Vadurro (female)

I have been working Democratic campaigns since I was 9 years old. My father tasked me with calling voters to remind them to vote and ask them to support his candidate. Since then, I’ve been a dedicated volunteer, working campaigns: raising money, letter and postcard writing, registering voters, poll watching, coaching candidates, making commercials for candidates and much more. I am the past State Chair of the NM Democratic Party’s Affirmative Action Committee, the President of the SFCF Democratic Women, Past SF County Ward 1-C Chair, and I hold an elected seat on the National Federation of Democratic Women until June 2021. I was a Biden Delegate elected to the 2020 DNC. I am a Native Santa Fean and a small business owner who’s been honored by many organizations: Women of Excellence, Ana Maria Arias Award as one of the top ten Hispanic Women Entrepreneurs. My political book America’s Conscience: Facing Threats to Democracy, the Middle Class and Our World won the Freedom Fighter Bronze Award. I’ve served as a Master of Ceremonies and Moderated Candidate Forums for local and State candidates. I am a workhorse with the leadership experience and expertise to keep us motivated, enthusiastic and involved.

Email: Bernatv.or.Bernadette5@gmail.com Phone: 505-577-0694

 

County Vice Chair***

Michael Segura (male)

I want to maintain the momentum we have from the Presidential election. We must unite and bring back in the disenfranchised within our party. The mid term 2022 election is going to be critical to the future of our country and planet.

Email: assure.financial@outlook.com Phone: 505-204-2297

 

Marti Burt (female)

I am running for 2nd vice-chair to support Bernadette Vadurro in her activities as Chair. As part of her team we will continue to mobilize Democratic voters throughout the county, work to assure a strong Democratic majority of legislators and other office-holders, to maintain and strengthen the momentum built under Michelle Lujan Grisham’s leadership, and expand the progressive direction of New Mexico’s laws and policies made possible by our strong Democratic legislative majorities. You can see many of the policies I support by reading our county platform, of which I wrote big sections that express my commitments, particularly on the climate crisis, health care for all, housing affordability, environmental public safety, infrastructure, and taxes.

Email: mrbconsulting.nm@gmail.com Phone: 240-604-6799

 

David Thompson (male)

I have been a political activist for over 50 years. In that time, I have worked on, organized, and managed several dozen campaigns. Here in Santa Fe, I’m proud to have been Co-Chair, and a key organizer, of the successful Living Wage Network (2002-2010). I’ve been registered as a Democrat since 2016, joining to support Bernie Sanders in his presidential bid. In Ward 4C, which I chair, I organized door-to-door canvassing in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Last year, I organized the phoning and texting for DPSFC‘s pre-primary campaign, and organized our county’s texting for the state Coordinated Campaign, and for Neomi Martinez-Parra’s and Katy Duhigg’s State Senate campaigns. I’ll continue to work hard to get people involved in the party, focusing on positive, issue-oriented campaigns. In particular, I feel that the party has lots of work to do in reaching out to working families on issues that matter to them.

Email: dcthomp@comcast.net Phone: 505-257-8205

 

***GENDER EQUITY RULES for VICE CHAIR POSITIONS

According to party rules, the First Vice Chair must be of a different gender than the gender of the County Chair.

  • If the County Chair chosen in this election is female, the First Vice Chair will be elected from among those candidates who identify as male or gender-diverse.
  • If the County Chair chosen in this election is male, the First Vice Chair will be elected from among those candidates who identify as female or gender-diverse.
  • If the County Chair chosen in this election is gender-diverse, the First Vice Chair will be elected from among ALL the candidates.

The Second Vice Chair must be of a different gender than the gender of the First Vice Chair.

  • If the First Vice Chair chosen in this election is female, the Second Vice Chair will be elected from among those candidates who identify as male or gender-diverse.
  • If the First Vice Chair chosen in this election is male, the Second Vice Chair will be elected from among those candidates who identify as female or gender-diverse.
  • If the First Vice Chair chosen in this election is gender-diverse, the Second Vice Chair will be elected from among ALL the candidates.