Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Vince Griego Will Retire.(Final)

Byline: Lloyd Jojola Journal Staff Writer

Councilor Won't Seek Re-Election

North Valley City Councilor Vince Griego shocked his friends and constituents Saturday announcing that he will not seek re-election this fall after serving more than two decades in office.

Surrounded by his wife, Sandra, and his children and grandchildren, the 62-year-old statesman revealed his decision before more than 100 friends and supporters at the McKinley Community Center.

"Very quickly and no big speeches," Griego said after he paused, choking back tears. "I just want all of you to know this is it for me. I'm retiring."

Griego, a retired county supervisor, began his city service in 1979, when he was elected to represent the North Valley as the District 2 city councilor. …

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