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 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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