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Mayor Keller Announces Key Hire

Josh Anderson to lead government affairs efforts, advance City priorities and support productive partnerships.
December 22, 2023

Josh AndersonThe City of Albuquerque has hired Josh Anderson to lead its government affairs efforts to secure positive outcomes for City priorities at the federal, state and local level.  

Prior to joining the City of Albuquerque, Josh was the Political Coordinator for AFSCME Council 18, a public employee Union representing workers across New Mexico and Colorado. During his nearly 20 years with AFSCME Council 18, Josh developed yearly legislative and electoral objectives at the state and local level and implemented these objectives through direct lobbying, membership engagement and mobilization, and coalition building with labor and community allies.  

Josh was a former board member of the Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission and former candidate for the New Mexico House of Representatives in Albuquerque’s House District 20. 

Josh was born and raised in Albuquerque, where he graduated from Manzano High School.  After high school, he attended College of the Southwest in Hobbs, where he played baseball for two years.  He then transferred to New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.