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Wed May 2, 2012
Commission Recommends More Nominees For Judgeship
DEMING, N.M. (AP) — An independent judicial nominating commission is recommending additional candidates to Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to a vacant judgeship in southern New Mexico.
Martinez had asked the commission to send her more names after it recommended one nominee in March — Deming lawyer Jennifer Delaney.
The commission on Tuesday recommended three additional nominees — Deming lawyers Robert Floyd and Jarod Hofacket and Silver City attorney Timothy Garner.
The governor will consider the four candidates in filling a vacancy created by the retirement of District Judge Gary Jeffreys in the 6th Judicial District of Grant, Hidalgo and Luna counties.
Martinez wanted more than one nominee to preserve her authority to fill the vacancy rather than having a nominating commission effectively make the selection by recommending a single candidate.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.