Mayor of Albuquerque
Tim Keller is running a bold, people-powered campaign to become the next Mayor of Albuquerque, bringing with him a remarkable track record of fighting the status quo and winning real victories for working families, from the State Senate to the Auditor’s office.
The only publicly financed candidate in the race after an impressive victory in the recent fall primary, Tim Keller will go into the November 14th runoff against Republican Dan Lewis as a powerhouse grassroots leader with a real vision for Albuquerque’s future. He’s ready to help get big money out of City Hall politics, to reform the police department and institute community policing policies, to build the local economy - form schools, to jobs, to housing - that works for all Burqueños, not just the select few.
Tim was elected twice to the State Senate in one of the most diverse districts in New Mexico, encompassing Albuquerque’s International District. He rose to the position of Majority Whip and successfully sponsored laws on wage retaliation prevention, immigrant protection, community schools, tax incentive reform, and an in-state business preference to create local jobs. He also had the distinction of passing the most bipartisan sponsored legislation during his tenure.
In 2014, Tim Keller was elected one of the youngest State Auditors in the country. His vision for the Auditor’s office includes developing policies for distributing financial resources throughout the state more equitably and efficiently. He created New Mexico’s first Government Accountability Office (GAO) and pushed the office to the forefront of the state’s most critical issues. Responsible for financial oversight of over 900 state and local governments, Auditor Keller has championed a broad range of transparency efforts including highlighting billions in idle infrastructure funds, exposing fraudulent actions by elected officials, rebutting the myth of scarcity and tackling the rape kit backlog.
In addition to his public service, Tim spent fifteen years in the private sector, starting with Fortune 500 companies and most recently helping Native American governmental financial operations.
Tim Keller was born and raised in Albuquerque and is an Eagle Scout and Kellogg Foundation Race Equity Fellow. Following graduation from St. Pius X High School, he attended the University of Notre Dame. He then went on to earn an MBA with honors from the Harvard Business School. He lives in Albuquerque with his wife, Liz, and their kids, Maya and Jack.