Create the Vote Santa Fe 2018

In partnership with NM Lawyers for the Arts and Radio Cafe

Date and Time
Thu, February 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
New Mexico History Museum
120 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Mayoral Candidates Share In February Panel How They Will Support Creative Economy Growth

Create the Vote Santa Fe 2018 is comprised of people, businesses and organizations working in the creative industries in Santa Fe. The 2018 mayoral and city council election gives Santa Feans the chance to discuss the strengths and challenges of our city and to debate our vision for Santa Fe in the next 4 years and beyond. We are following the upcoming 2018 election closely and want to learn more about the mayoral and council candidates positions on issues important to the future of our creative economy.

The 2018 mayoral candidates will be invited to share their positions and ideas about the creative economy at a public forum on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at the New Mexico History Museum. The mayoral panel will be moderated by local radio producer and podcast host, Mary-Charlotte Domandi.

Our friends at Fair Vote New Mexico will have an information table at the event to share information on ranked choice voting. See the City of Santa Fe’s video below for more information on this new way to vote.

Coordinating with the event, Creative Santa Fe recently crowd-sourced three creative economy questions that were sent to the city council and mayoral candidates in the form of a questionnaire. Every candidate responded, and their answers have been published here.

Click to listen to the Radio Cafe podcast moderated and produced by Mary-Charlotte Domandi, and provided by the Santa Fe New Mexican


Watch the video of the event produced by McCall Sides:

Click to view full flyer:

Candidates for Mayor

Candidates for City Council
(Click to see Santa Fe District Map)

District 1 (North-side):

District 2 (Southeast-side):

District 3 (Southwest-side):

District 4 (South-central):

Informational video about the new Ranked Choice Voting system, courtesy of the City of Santa Fe:

This event is a continuation of our 2014 Create the Vote initiative.

Lead Partners:


New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts

Radio Cafe

Other Partners:

American Institute of Architects Santa Fe, Center for Contemporary Arts Santa FeCommunities in SchoolsCreative StartupsGeorgia O’Keeffe Museum, Girls,Inc. of Santa FeHomewiseInstitute of American Indian Arts, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native ArtsInternational Folk Art Alliance, Littleglobe,  MAKE Santa Fe, The McCune Charitable Foundation, Meow WolfMuseum of New Mexico Foundation, New Mexico History Museum, New Mexico School for the Arts, Performance Santa FeSanta Fe Council on International RelationsSanta Fe Gallery Association, Santa Fe Independent Film FestivalSchool for Advanced ResearchSilver Bullet Productions, SITE Santa FeStagecoach Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute