Former Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales Dies of Cancer at 56

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Javier Gonzales, who served one time period because the mayor of Santa Fe, has died after a battle with most cancers, authorities mentioned Wednesday. He was 56.

Gonzales’ demise was introduced by Christus St. Vincent the place he had labored as vp and chief growth officer of the hospital’s basis after leaving politics.

In an interview with the Santa Fe New Mexican in October 2020, Gonzales mentioned he was recognized with most cancers after he’d struggled with hip ache and a lack of vitality.

He instructed the newspaper that medical doctors discovered a tumor close to one among his kidneys.

Gonzales was elected in 2014 and was Santa Fe’s first brazenly homosexual mayor.

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He determined in opposition to operating for a second time period in 2018, citing a need to spend extra time together with his two daughters.

“I’m deeply saddened by the lack of an undisputed chief and deeply treasured member of the northern New Mexico group,” New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham mentioned in a press release. “Javier Gonzales was a trailblazer, a fierce advocate, and a devoted chief. He was additionally a beloved son, a exceptional father and an unbelievable good friend, together with to me.”

Funeral plans weren’t instantly disclosed.

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