from Brigham Young University in Provo, Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and a. J.D. Their hilarious ads featured one lawyer who couldn’t play basketball, another who’s really, really rough on the saxophone, and yet another who dabbles in baking – err, make that burning – food. They must compete in yes-no retention elections if they wish to serve subsequent terms. ................................................................ Access to the Albuquerque eJournal Print Replica, Unlimited desktop + mobile access to ABQJournal.com. Morris pledges to faithfully interpret the Constitution and the laws enacted by New Mexico and the nation. "We just thought it would be unique, and we felt that they had a shared philosophy, and it would be better to get the message out as a collective group," Scott said. Bacon and Thomson were appointed to the high court last year by Gov. RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Joshua Joe Jimenez, Republican Community of residence: Valencia County Education: Rio Grande High School Graduate, Albuquerque University of New Mexico … Address:5150 San Francisco Rd NE #AAlbuquerque, NM 87109. Earlier this week, KOB 4 Investigative Reporter Chris Ramirez moderated a virtual forum by the State Bar of New Mexico where judicial candidates shared more about who they are and why they’re running for these important roles. Barbara V. Johnson lives in Albuquerque and has been practicing law in New Mexico for more than 30 years. This is the start of a five-part animation series by The Associated Press, Election 2020 Facts (Sept. 21), New Mexico GOP wants ethics complaint tossed, New Mexico health department tells political party leaders to follow COVID safe practices, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. “In determining who possesses the right experience and the right skills is really what it boils down to, I would simply ask you for your support and your vote,” said Justice Shannon Bacon. Ned Fuller is the Republican candidate running against Justice Bacon . Updated: November 02, 2020 11:57 AM “I think the executive and the legislature are taking action that violate the Constitution and Bill of Rights.”. For Court of Appeals, Lee is running against Shammara Henderson and Libertarian Stephen Curtis, Johnson is facing Zach Ives and Montoya is challenging Jane Yohalem. The candidates all share the same campaign website, anewvoiceforjustice.com, and make appearances in each other's 30-second television ads. She believes her experience and expertise would move cases appealed from the lower courts as expeditiously and carefully as possible. New Mexico candidates for Governor, state reps and Congress (Senators / House of Representatives). | 1. from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Copyright 2020 - KOB-TV LLC, A Hubbard Broadcasting Company, Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video, Contact Morris received his B.S. The scales of justice outside the Bernalillo County Courthouse. Election 2020: Voters asked to approve or reject bonds for school and public libraries, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. ALBUQUERQUE – The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (JPEC) has released its recommendations to voters on 64 District Court judges who are standing for retention in the upcoming election. ", Ned Fuller is a terrible baker, "but he's a legal pro. She is on the ballot for the Nov. 3 general election against Republican Party candidate Ned Fuller, who is a deputy district attorney for the Eleventh Judicial District Attorney's Office, which covers McKinley and San Juan counties. .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... Education: Rio Grande High School Graduate, Albuquerque, Brigham Young University graduate in Bachelor of Science, University of Idaho graduate Juris Doctor. Voting info. ................................................................ Access to the Albuquerque eJournal Print Replica, Unlimited desktop + mobile access to ABQJournal.com. As DA I will make sure we have excellent working relationships with each of the almost 30 law enforcement agencies, community groups, organizations, members of the community, as well as the staff of the District Attorney’s office. Yohalem was appointed to her position by the governor and Montoya works as an attorney. She is a former prosecutor in the 2nd Judicial District, who also ran her own law firm. Kerry Morris is an Albuquerque attorney and former prosecutor at the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office. Thomson was also appointed to the highest court by Gov. Democrat David K. Thomson won 54% of the vote, beating Republican Kerry Morris. © document.write(new Date().getFullYear()); KOB-TV, LLC Tom has been selected as qualified to be District Court Judge three times by the Second Judicial District Judicial Selection Nominating Commission. I will not fund any more District Attorney billboards now found in all three counties that have cost tens of thousands of dollars; we can use that money more effectively to address crime. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The candidates running for New Mexico Supreme Court Position 1 are incumbent and Democrat Justice Shannon Bacon and Republican challenger Ned Fuller. KOB When talking about what he would bring to the state Supreme Court, Fuller said he wants to balance the rights of the accused with ensuring the safety of the community. It's a move that hasn't been seen in New Mexico in recent memory, as judicial candidates typically campaign independently from others in their party. This alert will expire at NaN. Johnson is also a lawyer. SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic senators have placed the judicial confirmations for two U.S. District Court vacancies on hold until after the Nov. 3 election. from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Gertrude Lee from Kirtland is a member of the Navajo Nation. Prior to his current position, Ned was a Cabinet Secretary and Executive Director of the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration. Fuller earned his Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Now I serve on NM Walk like MADD Committee. She also had a "pretty significant" administration role in district court, which she said helps her out on the Supreme Court as it oversees the state court system and the State Bar of New Mexico. Gertrude Lee from Kirtland is a member of the Navajo Nation, practices law in the Navajo Nation and the State of New Mexico. He believes a judge should apply the law and should create an environment where parties can have their differences addressed with fairness and common sense. Public Files & EEO Box 151, Los Lunas NM 87031. There were no charges, but as a teenager I was present when a peer took a backpack from and damaged a vehicle. FARMINGTON — A judge appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court in early 2019 is running in her first election for the highest court in the state as she faces a challenger who is a deputy district attorney. Weaks has been a judge at Metropolitan Court since 2014. Henderson is the first African American to serve on the Court of Appeals. Tom has an “A” preeminent rating from, Best of the Bar for Family Law by New Mexico Business Weekly, and served as Co-Chair of the Child Support Guidelines Commission responsible for the promulgation of New Mexico’s statutory. | DPNM Statement on New Mexico’s Judicial Races After months of campaigning, results were announced in New Mexico's judicial races. in Political Science from Creighton University in 2006 and her J.D. "It's ingenious," Krebs said. Tom Montoya is an attorney and shareholder with Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A. Fuller strongly believes a judge should uphold the constitution and the law, but not rewrite the law. Tom has been appellate counsel in 12 reported cases, his work has been cited as authority in 3 appellate cases, and he has been faculty in over 60 Family Law seminars. To watch the full candidate forum, click here. The Judicial Nominating Commissions were created in 1988 when New Mexico voters amended the State Constitution and adopted sections 35,36, and 37 to Article VI. Our top priorities must be protecting our children and prosecuting violent crime. Tom has an “A” preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, has been named in Southwest Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers In America and Best of the Bar for Family Law by New Mexico Business Weekly. As the DA I commit to do more to identify criminal organizations and child predators, as well as protect vulnerable populations and ensure the safety of our communities, businesses, churches, families, and homes. Privacy Policy Tom is a member of the American Law Institute and served as Co-Chair of the Child Support Guidelines Commission responsible for the promulgation of New Mexico’s statutory Child Support Guidelines, and as Chair of the Domestic Relations Rules Subcommittee of the N.M. Supreme Court’s Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, which promulgated statewide rules of procedure for domestic relations and domestic violence cases. Ives ran his own law firm before his appointment to the Court of Appeals last year. Click here for more info. Providing the most up to date technology will be critical with more remote meetings and court hearings in the near future. Support local journalism with a digital subscription: http://bit.ly/2I6TU0e, How a contentious election affects a peaceful transition of power. Professional and political experience: Managing Partner at Payne and Jimenez, Prosecutor (Associate, Assistant, Senior, Deputy in charge).

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