Tag Archives: Judicial Candidates

Albuquerque lawyer Kerry Morris to run for New Mexico Supreme Court

Last week, candidates for state elected offices in New Mexico were required to file contribution-and-expense reports. These reports reveal that the first challenger for the New Mexico Supreme Court seats held by Justices Shannon Bacon and David Thomson has come … Continue reading

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Judge Zachary Ives’ campaign website is now up

You can find it here. I have not yet heard whether Judge Ives will face any opposition in the Democratic primary, or any opposition in next year’s general election. But I’ll let you know when I know.

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Justices Bacon and Thomson kick off their election campaigns next week

In New Mexico, judges who are appointed to fill a vacancy must run to keep their seats in the next general election. These judicial races are partisan ones. If you are appointed and don’t win, you will be back in … Continue reading

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Interview with Chief Judge Michael Vigil, Democratic candidate for the NM Supreme Court

I recently met with Chief Judge Michael Vigil of the New Mexico Court of Appeals. He is the Democratic candidate for the New Mexico Supreme Court in next month’s general election. You can find his campaign website here. Q.  I’m … Continue reading

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Interview with Justice Judith Nakamura, Republican candidate for the New Mexico Supreme Court

I recently met with Justice Judith Nakamura, who was appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court in 2015 by Governor Martinez. She is running to keep her seat as the Republican candidate in this year’s general election. Her campaign website … Continue reading

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Santa Fe New Mexican endorses Vigil, French for NM appellate courts

The Santa Fe New Mexican has endorsed Chief Judge Michael Vigil, the Democratic candidate for the New Mexico Supreme Court, and Judge Stephen French, the Republican candidate for the New Mexico Court of Appeals. The editorial, however, also has very nice things … Continue reading

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Interview with Judge Stephen French, Republican candidate for the NM Court of Appeals

I recently spoke with Judge Stephen French, who was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to the Court of Appeals earlier this year, and who is running as a Republican in the general election next month. His campaign website is here. … Continue reading

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Interview with Julie Vargas, Democratic candidate for the New Mexico Court of Appeals

I recently spoke with Julie Vargas, an Albuquerque lawyer in private practice who is now the Democratic candidate for the New Mexico Court of Appeals: Q.  Good afternoon, I’m here with Julie Vargas, candidate for the New Mexico Court of … Continue reading

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Panel sends all three Court of Appeals applicants to Governor Martinez

My apologies for the lack of posting last week, but I was feeling a bit under the weather. Last week the Judicial Nominating Commission sent the names of all three applicants for the presently vacant Court of Appeals–Stephen French, Julie … Continue reading

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Three apply for vacant seat on NM Court of Appeals

Three lawyers have submitted applications to the Judicial Nominating Commission, seeking to fill the seat vacated by Judge Cynthia Fry at the end of 2015. Here they are in alphabetical order: 1. Stephen G. French is a an experienced and … Continue reading

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