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Trump to nominate Sweazea for US District Court bench in NM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President Trump intends to nominate federal Magistrate Judge Kevin R. Sweazea to serve as judge on the U.S. District Court in New Mexico, the Office of the President announced Wednesday.

Sweazea is a magistrate judge on the U.S. District Court in Las Cruces. Before being selected as a magistrate judge in 2017, Sweazea served as a judge on New Mexico’s 7th Judicial District Court since 2001, including 10 years as chief judge, according to the announcement.

“Early in his career, Judge Sweazea worked for various New Mexico law firms in private practice, where his practice included litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters,” the announcement reads. “Judge Sweazea has also served as a member of the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board and Socorro County Land Use Commission.”

Sweazea earned his undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University and his law degree from Baylor University.

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