Sunday, December 9, 2007

Film Industry related article

Friday, November 23, 2007

KKOB Interview Part 2

KKOB Interview Part 1

Eye On Albuquerque: Eye Poll: Surprising Results

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Honey Bee Stings Back


People 4 Paulette

September 29, 2007

Albuquerque, NM


"I've taken hits like a it's Brads turn"


"you have gone to far. Your mailer says 'de'Pascal was even accused of embezzlement by her employer for allegedly emptying the company's bank accounts."

(see attached PDF's)

"I was sued by my "husband" whom I worked with in "our" family's dental practice.

Since Brad Winter has memorized my divorce papers, he should know that.

Unfortunately, this isn't the only mistake his investigators have made helping him put together his misleading mailers on me"

"I call on Brad Winter to apologize to me, in person, in front of microphones".

"I've taken a lot of hits from him during this campaign, and I've done it like a man. Now it's his turn".

Paulette de'Pascal

People 4 Paulette

Campaign to Elect Paulette de'Pascal

City Council District 4 Albuquerque NM

Friday, September 7, 2007


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Thank you.

Friday, August 3, 2007


For those of you that do check this blog, I will be posting the link to the new website which is under construction at this time.

I would also like to meet the blog writers who have questions, would you be so kind as to reveal your identity as you know mine, and a way to contact you other than this blog.

A cup of water at a local spot would be fine with me, I will be happy to visit with you on some of the issues that are raised in the comments below if it would put your mind at ease. Otherwise, you will have to rely on hearsay, if you do not believe that which I've already stated.

Thank you once more to the ever growing group of supporters and voters in District 4 that have helped me thus far.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, July 23, 2007


Thank you to all the folks in District 4 that enabled me to have the required number of signatures as of last Thursday, to be on the October 2, 2007 ballot for City Councilor.
It was a pleasure to meet you all and I look forward to representing you in the very near future.
Have a wonderful week.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Elect a Councilor who WANTS the Job

While my opponent has been trying to distract the voters with a silly email sent by someone who wanted to be a part of this campaign, and was trying to enlist more aid, (Do the voters really care about who works on a campaign?) the real issues are on the front page of our widely read newspaper. One blogger asked where is the news, well, they are doing their job, reporting the facts, here they are.

Readers of yesterday morning’s ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL found out that our incumbent Councilor doesn’t want to represent us on the City Council; what he REALLY wants is to be the highest-paid Superintendent of Schools in New Mexico. No wonder. Why worry about parks and potholes representing your neighbors on City Council, when there’s a $193,000 paycheck waiting for him in the Superintendent of Schools’ office?
Trouble is, we’ve got some serious problems here in the City of Albuquerque: the schools are crumbling (largely because of my opponent’s negligence as an administrator for APS); people are afraid in their homes; there are too few places for our kids to play; and our neighbors are having a difficult time making ends meet because they tell me their taxes are too high.
In times like these, we need – we deserve – a Councilor who is seriously committed to doing the job – not a job-seeker. In just this Term, our incumbent has sought to run for Mayor, and now he’s looking to become Schools Superintendent. At the same time, he says he wants our support for City Council.
With all due respect, sir: make up your mind. Meanwhile, I hope the voters are making up theirs.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Not a bad apple, but a green one I'll admit!!

All of us make mistakes, ordinary citizens, professional politicians, and bureaucrats alike, the difference between ordinary citizens like me and the professional politicians and the bureaucrats like my opponent is that I admit my mistakes and set them straight.
Today on his website,
asks the question am I a "bad apple"?
In the interest of giving the voters all the facts, here is the complete exchange with Joe Monahan: His question and my answer.

hi p---emailers ask--what is with the apple computer on your campaign spending form?....a laptop or desktop? is that a reasonable expenditure--some liken it to pat lyons and his buying a truck with camapign funds that he would get to keep after the campaign--win or say? regards, J

Hi Joe, there is a regulation you should read:

"Page 9
Part E
Number 8
Communication Systems Purchase or lease of computers, telephone systems and other related communication devices used in campaign activities.
SECTION 8 (D) (1) - (6)"

As I was specifically directed by an Attorney for the City of Albuquerque, and as allowed in the Regulations above, I bought 2 computers and 2 printers for my campaign.
While completely legal, on reflection, I do not like the message this transaction could send, so the Campaign began the process of voiding the sale of these items on Saturday,
so that the Campaign can LEASE this equipment instead.

Thanks for the inquiry, but now can we talk about the issues that really matter to people, like how APS has allowed our schools to crumble?
Take care,

That is my statement in it's entirety, concerning the purchase of computer equipment.

In addition, I have decided, in the interest of allowing us all to focus on the REAL issues, that no individual who is related to me will receive any reimbursement for services rendered on behalf of this campaign, and I will account in detail for every penny of public funds spent to get our message out. I support Public Financing of Campaigns and oppose the kind of "gottcha" politics being engaged in by my opponent and the special interests who fund him.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Signature Phase of Nominating Petitions

Well, all of the City Council races are in the Nominating Petition Phase of the election.
In District 4, I need to turn in 2% of the registered voters signatures.

That equates to approximately 700 signatures, these must be accurate.
If there is no middle initial on your voter registration card, then your signature will not count if you put your initial on the nominating petition signature page.
Likewise, if you have a middle initial on your voter registration card, and you do not put it on the nominating petition signature page, then it will not be valid either.
Please be aware of that while you are signing, we want all of your signatures to count.
I'm happy that so many of you are supporting this effort to place my name on the ballot.

It's been in the high 90's and even 100 degrees while we are out gathering these signatures and I want to thank all of those, who have been so kind to invite us inside, offer us food, and give us water to stay hydrated.
The residents of District 4 are generous, kind, compassionate, and caring people, and I look to serve you well in the near future.

We are very close to our goal right now, and it's because of your continued desire to support me as I fill the requirements of being on the ballot.
Thank you so much.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Death of a Hero all around us

We all are touched by the loss of someone we know, or someone that we know - who knows someone that lost a loved one in this War.
This week we will say goodbye to another soldier, James Akin, from Albuquerque.
The photo below is of my boys, myself, the driver (also older brother of one rider) and the 3 young men, Richard, Sean and James, that are riding bicycles across America to raise funds for the education of the children, of Special Op's, soldiers killed in Iraq.
I had the pleasure of meeting with these fine young men, twice this week in our City and they are indeed wonderful.
Strong and brave not unlike those that are at installations throughout the world. They are making a difference as they take this trip, they touch people along the way, and in the long run, will have created the ability for the children of those that served and died for us, to go to college. I am thankful for their initiative and I hope that those who read this blog, will take the time to go to theirs as well.
Thank you,
Paulette de'Pascal

Monday, June 4, 2007

Qualified Candidate

Thank you all for supporting the Qualifying Contribution Signature process that enabled me to become eligible for Public Financing.
YES!!! A first in the history of Albuquerque. That's wonderful. That's huge. That's what our District 4 Voters did. WE Qualified. We did it!!! WE.

We can now work as a team toward a more open and ethical election system in our city.
The Campaign is focused on Nominating Petition Signatures that must be collected before the end of July and we need 2% of the Registered Voters in District 4 to sign.
We can do this. It's not hard, it's actually the hightlight of my day, to knock on a door and get to meet, face to face, someone that lives in our District - that I didn't know before, that becomes a part of the big family that we are becoming. It takes a village...remember that?

Once this is done it will complete the requirement to be placed on the ballot.
It is a wonderful thing to be given the privilege to represent you as your Candidate.

For those of you who are wishing to volunteer, we will do our best to co-ordinate our time with your valuable time, and maximize both.
As a reminder, the door for donations closed as of May 31, 2007. I can not accept any donations of money, or in-kind, as a Publicly Financed Candidate. Please feel free to continue to call and write me with your thoughts, I do welcome them, and will look for ways to assist you.
Until then, be well,

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Weekend in the District

My team and I weathered the heat as well as the clouds, the wind and the rain as we met more supporters throughout District 4's beautiful neighborhoods this weekend.

Many issues and concerns were expressed. I will gladly take these items to the City Council as your Representative for District 4. There is a growing enthusiasm toward my Candidacy that is being expressed over and over as I move through the District.

I'm delighted that this is a non-Partisan race, because the voices that are conveying their gratitude over my running are from both sides of the aisle and in between as well.
For those of you who have been so generous this past week and weekend, I thank you.

Monday, May 14, 2007

The Issues

As I move through District 4, obtaining my 350 -400 Qualifying Contributions of $5.00 each, by the last day of May, some of the questions that are asked, seem to have a recurring theme.
Many of you ask me about Public Safety, yes, this is a concern of mine, as I myself have found a reason to call for our Police Department's help, only to experience a very slow response time or even a dismissal, as though the reason for the call wasn't valid. In my case, it was 2 cars playing chicken in an empty parking lot. Teen's driving at full speed toward each other. I called APD, I was told they'd get to it in order of priority, I sat and watched and waited for APD, as I was told by the Dispatcher - to "stay put", as these young men drove and swerved for 45 minutes, until the teens eventually tired of their dangerous game and left, APD never arrived.
We must increase the response team, yet we can only do that if we have the Police Power, and at this time, it appears that we do not have enough Officers to do this.
Is this a concern of mine?
Yes, absolutely.

Another issue that comes up repeatedly is that of our Education System.
As a mother of 2 young men that have now finished High School at La Cueva, I can attest first hand to some of the missing links that exist.
How can we spend so much money on Education, and yet have such low scores on standardized tests?
Perhaps we should be looking at allocating more money for the classroom, the training of our teachers and less for the Administration.

Before I close today's blog, I'd like to touch on the desire of our current City Councilor who does not agree with our Mayor on lowering the the sales tax. For some of our constituants, a lower tax would mean the difference in the type of bread, milk or cereal they buy, every penny adds up.

Again, I ask for your input, I've got a list of other topics and tomorrow will explore some of them. Our District 4 is teaming with possibility, but we have to plan well in order to reap the fruit of our efforts.
Thank you,
Paulette de'Pascal

Wednesday, May 9, 2007


Allow me to introduce myself, I am Paulette de'Pascal,
Candidate for City Council, Albuquerque, NM, District 4.
Please feel free to share your issues and concerns with me.
It is my intention to communicate your interests, as your Councilor.
Thank you.