Wednesday, January 8, 2014

GOP Has Attorney General Candidate

A political newcomer from Albuquerque announced today he is running for the Republican nomination for state attorney general.

He's lawyer  Jim Baiamonte, who says he's a lifetime New Mexico resident.

In a news release, Baiamonte said:

“With decades of legal experience—criminal, civil matters, and family law—I have an in depth working knowledge of our legal system, and I possess a strong moral code and commitment to doing the job correctly. Our state has suffered greatly under too many attorney generals who have developed a ‘do-nothing’ approach, and we are in great need of genuine leadership and a commitment to doing the job correctly.”

Baiamonte holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and a law degree from the University of Wyoming. He served in the U.S. Army for eight years. He practices criminal law, family law, and civil matters.

On the Democratic side, State Auditor Hector Balderas is running for attorney general.