Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Official Pulls Out of Bid For Job.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

* City must go back to 20 finalists after acting city administrator Chismar and two other hopefuls withdraw

Acting city administrator Ed Chismar is no longer a candidate for the city's top job.

That means the city is back to looking at the top 20 finalists out of about 80 who applied for the job. No fewer than three names and no more than five must be submitted to the mayor who makes his selection and then seeks council confirmation.

On Wednesday, Chismar told the Journal he was still a candidate and had not denied its request for a list of five finalists for the position.

Chismar said Thursday he had denied the request and was the candidate listed in the city's response letter as having withdrawn for personal reasons. …

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