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Candidates file for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals positions

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Justices Shannon Bacon and David Thomson are hoping to secure their spots on the state’s high court, but they’ll both face opponents in the general election.

Tuesday was candidate filing day for those seeking statewide judicial offices. Two spots on the Supreme Court and two on the Court of Appeals are up for election this year, according to the Secretary of State’s website.

Republican Ned Fuller is running against Bacon and Republican Kerry Morris is running against Thomson. Thomson and Bacon were appointed to the court last year. By law, appointed justices must run in the next statewide general election in order to keep their seats.

Running against Court of Appeals judge Zach Ives is Republican Barbara Johnson, and Democrats Shammara Henderson, Kerry Kiernan and Jane Yohalem along with Republican Gertrude Lee are competing for a second Appeals Court judgeship.

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