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Appeals Court Judge (D) — Julie Vargas

NAME: Julie J. Vargas



AGE: 48


Julie Vargas is the Democrat candidate for the New Mexico Court of Appeals

EDUCATION: Juris Doctorate, University of New Mexico School of Law, 1993; Bachelor of Arts, Brown University, 1990; H.S. Diploma, Albuquerque High School, 1986

OCCUPATION: Lawyer, Hunt & Davis, P.C. (1994-present)

MAJOR PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT: I’m most proud of the work I’ve done on lawyer ethics. I chair the State Bar’s Ethics Advisory Committee, serve on the Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board and have taught ethics at the UNM Law School.

MAJOR PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT: Three years ago, I rappelled down a 16-story building and hiked the Grand Canyon in a 6-week period. I never thought I could do either. I remember that time when I’m facing a tough task.

Why are you running and what strengths would you bring to the judiciary? For 23 years, I’ve protected the legal rights of New Mexicans. I’ve dedicated my career to improving our community and the legal profession. I want to continue that work on the NM Court of Appeals.

Have you or your business, if you are a business owner, ever been the subject of any state or federal tax liens? No.

Have you ever been involved in a personal or business bankruptcy proceeding? No.

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? No.