Q&A: New Mexico Supreme Court Position One Candidate Ned S. Fuller

  • NAME: Ned S. Fuller
  • POLITICAL PARTY: Republican
  • OCCUPATION: Deputy district attorney San Juan County District Attorney’s Office
  • CITY OF RESIDENCE: Farmington
  • RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: Deputy district attorney, acting cabinet secretary General Services Department, District Court judge, administrative law judge, director of the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration
  • EDUCATION: B.A. Arizona State University; JD Brigham Young University
  • CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: Lawbeforepolitics.com
  • MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT: Oversaw the renovation of the CYFD building providing improved housing for at-risk children. I helped prevent the DOJ from forcing a consent decree on NMSU’s athletic department. I reduced the delays in the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation system by about 30 percent. I saved the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation system several million dollars a year by paying off our building early and I also ran a surplus every year giving literally millions of dollars to the general fund. I was instrumental in getting an arsonist convicted and incarcerated for a 13-year sentence.
  • MAJOR PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT: My family – married 32 years to Julie Jensen with four daughters and three grandchildren.

Why are you running and what strengths would you bring to the judiciary?

I am running because it is critical we have judges who will uphold the Constitution and the rule of law. I will bring to the judiciary 26 years of experience. As the Workers’ Compensation director I oversaw their court system reducing delays and increasing accessibility through online calendaring and video conferencing at the field offices. Currently I serve as a prosecutor and understand the importance of holding criminals accountable and protecting victims.

Personal background

1. Have you or your business, if you are a business owner, ever been the subject of any state or federal tax liens?


2. Have you ever been involved in a personal or business bankruptcy proceeding?


3. Have you ever been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of drunken driving, any misdemeanor or any felony in New Mexico or any other state?