Udall, Heinrich, Pearce Recommend Candidates To Fill Two Vacancies On US District Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Honorable Robert C. Brack announced his intention to assume senior status in November 2017, after 15 years of distinguished service on the federal bench.
Judge Brack’s announcement, effective July 25, 2018, will create a vacancy in Las Cruces, for a U.S. District Judge for the District of New Mexico.
Dec. 26, 2017, the Honorable Christina Armijo announced her intention to assume senior status after 16 years of distinguished service on the federal bench, including over five years as Chief Judge for the District. Judge Armijo’s announcement, effective Feb. 7, 2018, created a vacancy in Albuquerque, on the U.S. District Court.
In accordance with their constitutional responsibility as senators to provide advice and consent with respect to federal appointments, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, with the assistance of U.S. Representative Steve Pearce, sent the president the following list of candidates for each of the positions.
  • Mr. Mark Baker
  • The Honorable Kea Riggs
  • The Honorable James Lawrence Sanchez
  • The Honorable Steven Yarbrough
Las Cruces:
  • The Honorable Kea Riggs
  • Mr. Steven Sosa
  • The Honorable Kevin Sweazea
  • The Honorable Gregory Wormuth
The candidates will now be considered by the White House to fill the District Court vacancies.

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