Thursday, February 25, 2010

Richardson Appoints New Judge for 1st Judicial District

A lawyer who has worked for the state Attorney General’s Office for 10 years will be the next state district judge in Santa Fe.

Gov. Bill Richardson on Thursday appointed Deputy Attorney General David K. Thomson to fill the vacancy of retiring Judge Daniel Sanchez.

“Dave Thomson has been serving the people of New Mexico through his work at the Attorney General’s Office for more than ten years and I am certain that his experience will be valuable to the Court,” Richardson said in his announcement e-mail.

Phil Sisneros, spokesman for Attorney General Gary King, said, “Everyone here is happy for him, but sad we’re losing him. David will be hard to replace.”

More in Friday's New Mexican.