SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico congressional candidate made headlines when she refused to wear a mask while campaigning on the Santa Fe Plaza and police slapped her with a citation. Now that candidate has resolved her case with a plea deal.
Santa Fe Police were patrolling the Plaza for mask violators back in July when the came across Alexis Johnson. They told the Republican candidate for the District 3 seat, she needed to wear a mask to comply with the city’s ordinance.
When she would not, they issued her a citation which comes with a $50 fine. Tuesday, Johnson agreed to plea no contest in exchange for a 90-day deferred sentence, meaning if she does not have any more violations during that time, she will not have to pay the fine.