NM governor makes 2 judicial appointments

August 15, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has filled two magistrate court vacancies.

Her office announced Wednesday that she has appointed Keith Rogers of Dexter to the Chaves County Magistrate Court and Edward Gallegos of [auth] Las Vegas to the San Miguel County Magistrate Court.

Both vacancies were created by retirements.

Rogers is currently a hearing officer for the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy. He graduated from the New Mexico State Police Academy and then worked his way from patrol officer to a sergeant with the narcotics investigations unit.

Gallegos is a criminal defense attorney. He previously worked as a senior trial attorney for the Office of the Fourth Judicial District Attorney. His focus was felony DWI cases.

Gallegos earned his law degree from the University of New Mexico and a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico Highlands University.

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