By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog
The 35-year-old who won a second term in what’s known as the International District in north-central Albuquerque in 2012, told New Mexico Watchdog Thursday afternoon he’ll run for state auditor in 2014.
“I think it’s a good fit for my background,” said Keller, who earned a master’s in business administration from Harvard. “I think that I have enough experience that I know where to look” to investigate agencies and oversee the audits the office mandates that entities who accept and/or receive state dollars turn in each year.
Keller had flirted with the idea of challenging Martinez, a Republican who will run for a second term next year and has enjoyed poll numbers showing her at 60-plus percent approval ratings.
“I think the biggest issue is timing,” Keller said, citing the fact that his wife is eight months pregnant with the couple’s first child.
“To run for governor, you have to be ‘all in’ yesterday,” Keller said. “The timing is not right.”
Contact Rob Nikolewski at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @robnikolewski