Amanda Chavez

Amanda Chavez

Santa Fe City Council, District 4, NM

2021 Endorsement

Amanda is an educator, mother, and a mental health advocate running for the Santa Fe City Council in District 4. By running as a publicly financed candidate, Amanda is beholden only to her constituents and not special interests nor their dark money. She wants to be a City Councilor to help create a Santa Fe where our youth can thrive and working families can prosper.

Born in the Southside of Santa Fe and the child of retired New Mexico state government employees, Amanda learned the values of hard work, integrity, and the importance of family.After college, Amanda taught in Albuquerque as a Special Education teacher, and then became an assistant principal. She then moved back to Santa Fe, and is currently the principal at César Chávez Elementary School where she oversees the school’s recent transition to a community school where we put our efforts on trauma informed practices, need assessments, and respond appropriately through wellness and community initiatives. Amanda focuses on putting students and what they deserve at the center and heart of her actions and decisions.

As a City Councilor, she can offer experience that supports a leadership philosophy that keeps the community at the center of every decision.