By FRANK KATZ
Formerly City Attorney
City of Santa Fe
I support District Court Judge Greg Shaffer because he has the right experience for the job. Division II is a civil division, meaning that it generally does not handle criminal or domestic relation matters. Judge Shaffer has over 20 years of diverse civil experience, as a litigator at a national law firm, a public servant in New Mexico, and a civil judge.
Most recently, Greg was Santa Fe County Attorney for three and one-half years before he became a judge. I know from my own experience that being chief counsel for a large, local government exposes you to an incredible array of legal issues that directly impact the community. It also allows you to learn about the community you serve; its culture and history; and the challenges and opportunities that confront it.
We need judges with the right experience. That’s why I support Judge Shaffer in the June Democratic Primary.