Mayor of Albuquerque from 1993 to 1997. Probably the best mayor
ever, with incredibly-high approval ratings, but he got a bit big for his
britches and decided to resign from office so he could pursue the post of
Governor. He worked hard to beautify the city, reduce crime and gang
activity, laid the groundwork for many policies which made it difficult for
youths to get spray paint (thus cutting down greatly on graffiti),
and managed to vastly cut down on wasted water and increase school funding.
His ill-fated governor campaign site (he lost to the Republican, yet almost
Libertarian, incumbent Gary Johnson) is at http://martinchavez98.org.