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About the Councilor

About District 1 Councilor Louie Sanchez.

District 1 City Councilor Lan Sena

Email Councilor Louie Sanchez: [email protected]

Committee Appointments for 2024

  • Finance & Government Operations Committee, Chair
  • Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA)
  • Middle Rio Grande Council of Governments (MRCOG)/Metropolitan Transportation Board (MTB)
  • Hispano Chamber of Commerce
  • Bernalillo County Criminal Justice, Alternate


City Councilor Louie Sanchez is a proud father and grandfather who has lived all 56 years of his life in District 1 on Albuquerque’s Westside. He attended Lavaland Elementary School, John Adams Middle School and went on to graduate from West Mesa High School.

In 1988, he started his career in law enforcement with the Albuquerque Police Department with the 63rd cadet class. While protecting our community at APD, he served in Field Services, NE Heights Impact, Gang Unit, Narcotics, FBI Task Force, NM Gang Task Force, Auto Theft Unit, APD Air Unit, and the Mayor’s Security Detail during the Chavez Administration. After the rank of detective, Louie was promoted to Sergeant Field Services, Mayor’s Detail, Lieutenant in Field Services, Academy of Leadership, and Acting Commander of the Foothills Area Command before retiring in 2014. But Louie wasn’t done serving his community and decided to become an Albuquerque Public Schools police officer before starting his successful Westside business.

Councilor Sanchez founded his Allstate Agency in 2015 on Central and 60th in District 1. His success as a small business owner has led to many awards and recognitions including Allstate’s Honor Ring in 2018, Allstate’s National Conference in 2018, being named the Top New Mexico Allstate Agency for an equalized agency, and the 2019 Albuquerque Hispano Chamber Small Business of the Year. Louie's success and investment in creating jobs on the Westside led him to purchase his second Allstate agency in 2020 to create more Albuquerque jobs.

Councilor Sanchez is committed to improving access to quality education for Westside students by participating in the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber’s Excellence in Education program. He has also sponsored six college scholarships for Westside high school seniors and sponsors the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber’s Excellence in Education Golf Tournament.

Please Contact Us:

Councilor Louie Sanchez: [email protected]

Policy Analyst Brandon MacEachen: [email protected] 505-768-3111