Richard Berry, a former mayor of Albuquerque, completed his second term in January 2018. He was the city's first republican mayor in over 30 years. Previously, he served two terms in the New Mexico House of Representatives.
Berry has served as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Metro Economics Committee and as chairman of the Community Leaders of America. After graduating from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1985, he became an entrepreneur in the construction industry.