In Daniel J. Chacón’s article (“Toxic plume might be near campus,” Jan. 6), he quotes City Councilor Carol Romero-Wirth and then identifies her as being married to state Senate Majority Leader Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe. Am I missing something here? Is the information about Romero-Wirth’s marriage in any way relevant to the subject of the article?
I voted for Romero-Wirth because of her education, experience and the likelihood of her being able to effectively represent the interests of the people in her district. None of that had anything to do with the man to whom she is married. Either Chacón is being surprisingly insensitive to the role of women in public life, or he is trying to make some kind of political point. If he is making a point, he should let his readers know what that is. Otherwise, I think he owes Councilor RomeroWirth an apology.