Welcome to Placitas Democrats and Friends


We are a group of energized and engaged Democratic voters who gather on the fourth Tuesday of every month to learn from and assist Democratic officials and candidates, who are involved in New Mexico intrastate issues and elections.


Membership is open to all registered Democrats and Decline-to-State voters residing in one of the Placitas or nearby precincts, who have submitted their name and contact information to the chair or vice chair of the Placitas Democrats and Friends group for the express purpose of being a member. Information is not shared with other organizations.


The Planning Committee is the governing body of the group Placitas Democrats and Friends.

Chairperson: George Franzen
email: geolisafranzen@aol.com


Monthly Meeting: October 22nd at 6:00 PM at the Placitas Community Library:  Guest Speaker

BOB PERLS, former New Mexico State Representative and former U.S. Diplomat announced August 29th2019 that he is running for Sandoval County Clerk.  Perls founded Monitech, Inc., a medical technology in 1984 in Albuquerque and moved to Corrales in 1990.  He served in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 1993-1997 representing southern Sandoval County.  He ran for Congress in 2000 and the PRC in 2004.  Perls sold Monitech in 2008 and worked on a tele-health and cybersecurity start-up in 2009.  In 2010 he was accepted into the U.S. Diplomatic Corp with the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer where he served in Germany, The Gambia, Canada and Pakistan.  His Consular Duties were similar in scope to that of a County Clerk.

BRIAN COLON is our New Mexico State Auditor because, like so many New Mexicans, he is fed up and not willing to sit on the sidelines. Colon is focused on ensuring New Mexico’s tax dollars are going to the right places – to invest in early childhood education and better schools, renewable energies, and health and well‑being of New Mexico’s families. He believes that embracing these values will bring long-term prosperity to New Mexico.

 Planning Group Meeting:  November 6th, at 4:00, at 13 Calle Pinon, Placitas.

There will be no PD&F monthly meetings in either November and December due to the Holidays

REV 1/OCT/19