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Javier Benavidez

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Outreach Director

City of Albuquerque/City Council

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • bachelor's degree , political science
    Santa Clara University
  • dual master's degree , Public Administration and Community Regional Planning
    University of New Mexico
  • masters' degrees
    University of New Mexico
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Groups criticize ‘race to the bottom’ to attract Tesla | New Mexico Telegram [cached]
One of the signatories was Javier Benavidez, the executive director of the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP).
"We are absolutely pro-job growth and we want to see our economy thrive in New Mexico," Benavidez told NM Telegram in a brief phone interview. Benavidez said SWOP purposely paired with organizations from all other states.
He said the letter was about creating "a conversation about accountability and transparency."
"This is a model hasn't worked for NM or anywhere else around the country," Benavidez said of the large incentives. He noted that Intel has been cutting jobs despite large tax cuts and that the Philips semiconductor plant shut down despite incentives.
Filed under: Economy, Featured · Tags: gigafactory, Javier Benavidez, SouthWest organizing Project, Tesla, Tesla Motors
SWOP | Staff [cached]
Javier Benavidez: Executive Director
SWOP has long been a powerful influence in our new executive director's life; he spent time with the organization as a young person, interned with SWOP in the early 2000s, was arrested for protesting the Iraq War with us, and served on our board for several terms.
Javier is a proud Native New Mexican son of a public school teacher from Albuquerque's South Valley and a civil rights attorney from the Acequia Madre community in Santa Fe. Javier and his wife Ann Marie are raising their three children (Annalysa, Mario, and Elias) in Albuquerque's historic Barelas neighborhood, where they've also worked with neighbors to develop a non-profit focused on organizing and community development.
Javier comes to us from the Center for Civic Policy where he was the Communications and Leadership Development Director. He also worked as Speechwriter for then-Congressman Martin Heinrich and as Outreach Director for Conservation Voters New Mexico. Javier has served on the boards of many New Mexico non-profits and has two master's degrees from the University of New Mexico (urban planning and public administration). He earned his bachelor degree in political science from Santa Clara University, a Jesuit school focused on social justice.
Email Javier at; Call Javier at (505)247-8832 ext.116
Press Room | Center for Civic Policy [cached]
Javier Benavidez Communications Director (505) 315-3596
Javier Benavidez, ... [cached]
Javier Benavidez, Javier is a Barelas resident. Javier is the Executive Director at Southwest Organizing Project, before that he worked as the Communications and Leadership Development Director at the Center for Civic Policy. Javier holds two master's degrees from the University of New Mexico (urban planning and public administration). He earned his bachelor degree in political science from Santa Clara University, a Jesuit school focused on social justice.
"It's about the future of our ... [cached]
"It's about the future of our city and the direction of our investment - whether we're choosing to reconstruct and revitalize our city's core or whether we're going to allow our limited resources to go to a development like this on the fringe," said Javier Benavidez, executive director of the SouthWest Organizing Project, which opposes the plan.
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