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New Mexico Political Parties Meet to Nominate Candidates for Supreme Court Vacancy

Former Manager, Quality Judges Initiative

With Justice Patricio Serna’s retirement at the end of August, the state political parties are meeting to nominate candidates to run for the seat in November. Ordinarily, nominees would be chosen in partisan primary elections, but the vacancy is occurring after the June primaries. Governor Martinez will appoint a justice from nominating commission recommendations to serve the remainder of the year.