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.