Who is Ken Sanchez?

Councilor Ken Sanchez has lived on Albuquerque’s Westside for over half a century. He is Vice President of Gilbert Sanchez Tax and Accounting Services, started by his father in 1963 and located on west Central Avenue. Ken is an enrolled agent to practice for the Internal Revenue Service. He is also President and Qualified Broker for Ken Sanchez & Associates Realty, and a Financial Advisor for HD Best.


Ken brings a wealth of experience to District 1 and is currently serving his third term as Albuquerque City Councilor. Ken also served as Bernalillo County Commissioner from 1995-2002. As the Council's Committee of the Whole Chair in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011 where he always crafted a balanced, responsible budget. In 2012, he was appointed as Chair of the Finance and Government Committee and elected unanimously as Chair of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo Water Utility Authority Board.


Ken Sanchez is a name you know, a name you trust, to continue representing you in District 1.

Ken Sanchez is an active member of Our Community!

Ken Sanchez understands that the 'Stepchild Syndrome' unfairly forced on Westside residents has historically led to our community being under-served and has caused it to suffer. Ken feels that with his fellow area leaders working side-by-side, we have turned the corner and seeing improvements!

Councilor Sanchez and area leaders have added numerous Westside City Parks and Community Centers. He continues to work on the infrastructure needs as well as recreational needs of our Westside community.

Ken has also worked to improve Unser, north of I-40 including median landscaping and adding additional lanes to handle the increased Westside traffic. Working with Westside leaders, he has successfully funded additional lanes on I-40 making our freeway safer.

Councilor Sanchez has recently worked out an agreement for the district's first new full service shopping center in decades!

Ken is committed to improving the lives of Albuquerque’s Westside residents and the city as a whole.  He continues to work with the residents and the Albuquerque Police Department to address the needs of Public Safety. Public Safety and restoring our Police Department to full staffing is Ken’s Number #1 Priority.



Ken and the community have worked on a number of projects, including a new fire station to serve the needs of our growing community, the full-service Patrick J. Baca Library at Central and Unser, and new Community Centers that will serve the residents of the SW and NW.

Councilor Sanchez recognizes the need for improved infrastructure, working with the residents of the SW and NW, our State Legislators and other elected officials for the expansion of Unser Blvd to Senator Dennis Chavez, as well as having obtained funding to extend 98th Street south to Senator Dennis Chavez Boulevard, which now better serves the students that attend Atrisco Heritage Academy and the residents of the far SW communities.




Pat Hurley/Joan Jones

Community Center



Ken is going through the process with

developers to finally get a Westside

hospital in the works!




We're creating a better environment to draw higher-paying jobs for a better future for our children. We want our youth to stay in our community and to build a better future for their families too.

Keeping District 1 citizens safe is an ongoing challenge. In spite of departmental challenges, we are always working to provide you with improving police, fire and medical emergency services.

The Westside is still under-served by major grocery chains; getting food for our families can still cost far too much gas per trip. Most of the city doesn't understand the inconvenience many Westside residents face, every day.


Albuquerque Area


Endorse Ken Sanchez

for City Council

We will continue to try to help our district create jobs. Ken believes the new development projects he's helped bring to the  district will give a boost to local residents' job outlook.

 I have worked with Ken on the City Council to improve the Westside.  Bringing retail, employment opportunity, better roads and more services.  He is a tireless advocate for the Westside.

–– Klarissa Peña

Bernalillo County Comissioner, District 3

As a former State Treasurer, I have had the opportunity to work with Ken Sanchez.  He has a vast knowledge and understanding of the City Budget and has always been fiscally responsible for the residents of the City of Albuquerque.

–– James B. Lewis

Fmr. New Mexico State Treasurer

Things are changing for the better in our community.  Ken Sanchez has been responsible for bringing our District new Community Centers, a new City Library, a new fire station, new parks and has been working to bring us a much-needed hospital.

–– Steven Michael Quesada

Bernalillo County Comissioner, District 2

Ken has worked successfully with elected officials from the Westside, the legislature, the County Commission and other City Councilors to benefit our community.

–– Antonio 'Moe' Maestas

NM State Representative, District 16

I've known Ken for many years; he is exactly what we need - smart, hardworking and not afraid to speak up.  He has and will do a lot for our community.

–– Senator Jacob R. Candelaria

New Mexico State Senator, District 26


Ken has worked hand-in-hand with APS and the School Board to relieve classroom crowding and to get the community a beautiful new stadium.

–– Candelaria "Candy" Patterson

Board Member,

Albuquerque Public Schools

Ken Sanchez has proven his leadership and we can all see results - new facilities, new roads, new opportunity.

–– Virginia M. Trujillo

Board Member,

Central New Mexico Community College

Endorsed by

Albuquerque Police Officers' Association

Ken is a real leader; hardworking and has proven he can get things done, keeping Albuquerque moving. He was great to work with in the City Council and we achieved great advancements for Albuquerque  together.

–– Debbie O'Malley

Bernalillo County Commissioner, District 1

Fmr. Albuquerque City Councillor, District 2





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Endorsed by

Albuquerque Carpenters' Union

Paid for by The People to Reelect Ken Sanchez · Vivian Weidner, Treasurer