District Court Judge, Division VI (D) - David K. Thomson - Albuquerque Journal

District Court Judge, Division VI (D) – David K. Thomson

thomsonNAME: David K. Thomson

OCCUPATION: Attorney

PARTY: Democrat

RESIDENCE: Santa Fe

AGE: 46

POLITICAL/GOVERNMENT/JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE: Legislative aide to Senator Jeff Bingaman; law clerk, U.S. Federal Judge Bruce Black; former deputy attorney general, New Mexico Attorney General’s Office; former 1st Judicial District Judge, Division VII.

I’m running for judge because I care about this community. The judiciary is an important part of our democracy, experience and ethics matter. I grew up here, so did my wife, Patty Romero, and our entire family. I got my law degree from the University of Denver, and I’ve been practicing in our community my whole career. In 2010, I had the honor of serving as district judge.

I’ve learned that knowledge of the law and our community is really important to handling cases on an individual basis to provide fair justice. For example, in a recent voting rights lawsuit I fought against the split some of our most traditional communities and fought against diminishing the voting rights of Native Americans and Northern New Mexicans. On this case it was essential that the judge understood the communities and the impact that redistricting would have had on them.

I am uniquely qualified because of my broad trial and bench experience. I’ve worked for the Attorney General and have done cases in state court, federal court, and the Supreme Court of the United States. I have experience with cases ranging from DWI to suing big tobacco companies when they refused to pay New Mexico millions of dollars in settlement payments. I’ve been approved by a bi-partisan commission that reviews judicial candidates, and it’s been great traveling and meeting people all over the 1st Judicial District in Santa Fe, Los Alamos, and Rio Arriba counties during the campaign.


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