Bernalillo County DA, judges file for election - Albuquerque Journal

Bernalillo County DA, judges file for election

Edward Benavidez lost his job as the chief Metropolitan Court judge in 2018 when he failed to win a retention election. Now he’s hoping to unseat a recently appointed District Court judge.

Tuesday was candidate filing day for Bernalillo County’s judges and district attorney, and only two of 11 races have more than one candidate. Current DA Raúl Torrez is not facing an opponent as he seeks a second term.

Benavidez has filed to run against fellow Democrat and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham appointee Daniel Ramczyk, who is the current Division 6 judge in the 2nd Judicial District. And Metro Court Judge Courtney Weaks, hoping to move across the street to District Court, is challenging incumbent Daniel Gallegos, a Republican.

State law requires newly appointed judges to run in the next general election in order to keep their jobs. Four District Court judges, Lisa Chavez Ortega, Erin O’Connell, Amber Chavez Baker and Joshua Allison are running unopposed to stay in their positions, as are Metro Court judges Brittany Maldonado Malott, Jason Jaramillo, Felicia Blea-Rivera and David Murphy.


Albuquerque Journal and its reporters are committed to telling the stories of our community.

• Do you have a question you want someone to try to answer for you? Do you have a bright spot you want to share?
   We want to hear from you. Please email yourstory@abqjournal.com

Nativo Sponsored Content

Ad Tango

taboola desktop

MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS

1
Health officials prepare for rollout of COVID vaccine for ...
ABQnews Seeker
State has pre-ordered 66,000 doses over ... State has pre-ordered 66,000 doses over three waves
2
CYFD probes child's death, reviews procedures
ABQnews Seeker
Aunt says she reported abuse of ... Aunt says she reported abuse of tot, siblings; dad, grandmother charged
3
Beautiful day for an old, blind dog
Blogs
A group of cyclists carried the ... A group of cyclists carried the weak, fragile dog down the mountain to safety – and a foster home
4
CYFD to open bids for tech upgrade
ABQnews Seeker
Change follows departure of former Cabinet ... Change follows departure of former Cabinet secretary, who pushed for single vendor
5
Suspect held in monthlong string of robberies
ABQnews Seeker
Bandit apologized to victims in over ... Bandit apologized to victims in over a dozen alleged heists
6
Competency hearing set in school shooting
ABQnews Seeker
13-year-old will be tried as a ... 13-year-old will be tried as a juvenile if he is deemed fit
7
Pecos River set for major water shortages
ABQnews Seeker
Agencies propose repairing infrastructure, removing invasive ... Agencies propose repairing infrastructure, removing invasive plant species
8
Advisory panel endorses redistricting maps for New Mexico
ABQnews Seeker
Lawmakers plan to convene in December ... Lawmakers plan to convene in December to redraw a range of boundaries
9
NM awards millions for child care
From the newspaper
Checks start going out this month ... Checks start going out this month and could be a lifeline for struggling child care centers
10
Judge: Teacher pension fund can set salaries
Courts
Suit filed after governors blocked officials' ... Suit filed after governors blocked officials' raises