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Judicial commission recommends candidates to fill NM Court of Appeals seat

SANTA FE, N.M. — The New Mexico Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Commission on Saturday released a list of candidates to fill a vacant seat on the Court of Appeals.

The recommendations were given to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to fill the seat left open by Judge Michael Vigil.

The nominees are: Zachary Arthur Ives, Martha Anne Kelley, Kerry Christopher Kiernan, Arthur William Pepin, William Daniel Slease and Jane Bloom Yohalem.

Commission members convened in Santa Fe Saturday to complete their evaluation of nine candidates.

Slease and Yohalem are also nominees for two Supreme Court vacancies.