On Sunday, it was reported that City Councilor JoAnne Vigil Coppler of Santa Fe has announced that she will run for mayor of New Mexico’s capital city, challenging incumbent Mayor Alan Webber, who has a well-known record of failure in the city.
Vigil Coppler told the Santa Fe New Mexican, “It’s gotten to the point where I think we can do better,” Vigil Coppler said. “We can be more united, and I think people want a change. I want to be the change that they want to see.”
“Currently working as a Realtor, Vigil Coppler said she didn’t intend to use the City Council as a launchpad to the mayoral seat when she was elected and didn’t begin to seriously consider a run for mayor until around last year, when she began receiving calls from constituents about the state of the city,” the outlet reported.
Webber, an out-of-state failed candidate for New Mexico governor, was “elected” to the mayorship with the help of attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez and Judge David Thomson, who successfully forced through undemocratic “ranked-choice voting.” Shortly after their work to install ranked-choice voting thereby leading to Webber’s ascent to the mayorship, Leger Fernandez was elected to Congress in the Third District and Thomson was appointed to a vacant seat on the New Mexico Supreme Court by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
During his time as mayor, Webber worked alongside far-left anti-Hispanic hate groups, including the “Red Nation” and the “Three Sisters Collective” to rip down Spanish statues and historic monuments in Santa Fe. Notably, Webber told officers to stand down while domestic terrorists toppled the 152-year-old obelisk in the heart of the Santa Fe Plaza.
He then removed the Don Diego de Vargas statue from Cathedral Park while also attempting to remove the Kit Carson obelisk sitting in front of the Federal Court House at the behest of the fringe anti-Hispanic hate groups he had consulted with.
His allowance of and support for ripping down these sacred statutes resulted in vandals defacing the Cross of the Martyrs, dedicated to priests slaughtered by bloodthirsty killer Po’pay. These same anarchists vandalized a statue of Fray Angélico Chávez, which stands outside of the Museum of New Mexico History.
Vigil Coppler has long been a critic of Webber’s actions to tear down monuments without even the consultation of city councilors or the public. Webber’s monument desecration along with his mismanagement of city budgets are sure to be topics of discussion in the mayoral race.