On Friday morning, Stephen French was sworn in as a judge of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Judge Miles Hanisee administered the oath of office. I have heard there will be a public welcoming ceremony for Judge French, but I don’t know when or where that will be.
Judge French will be required to stand as a partisan candidate in this November’s general election. He will presumably be the Republican candidate.
Here is a photo of the event (used with permission):