This will feature announcements of candidacy of people running for office in 2020, which includes statewide, district, county and municipal elections.
Jim Foy, the current Sixth Judicial District Judge in Division III in Grant, Luna and Hidalgo counties, announces his candidacy for the position. Judge Foy was born in Silver City and raised in Bayard. He attended St. Mary's Academy, graduated from Cobre High School in 1979, graduated from Creighton University in 1983 and graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1986. In October 1986, Judge Foy joined the New Mexico Bar and started his career as a licensed New Mexico attorney. "I was fortunate to be able to move back to Grant County and to help people with their problems." Foy said.
Seventeen years ago, Maria and I came to southwestern New Mexico to start my career in law and to start our family. We have been blessed to be a part of this wonderful community—a community that has given our family so much.
As an attorney in a private law firm in Silver City, I have had the opportunity to serve residents of Grant, Luna, and Hidalgo counties by counseling with them, giving advice, preparing legal documents, and representing them in court. I am now seeking another opportunity to serve the community as District Judge.
I am running for the office of Grant County Commissioner District 5 and asking for the support of my fellow county residents of District 5 (Southern portion of Silver City, Tyrone, and west Rosedale areas).
I fully support the U.S. and NM Constitutions. I love and respect our amazing law enforcement, first responders, and military and the valor they display in fulfilling their dedication to the Constitution. I appreciate our county employees for doing so much with very little. I also appreciate the commitment of our health care workers in these challenging times.
Rebecca Dow announced today that she will be seeking re-election to represent the residents of New Mexico House District 38. Dow was first elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives in 2016 and has since served with a passion for growing economic opportunities and improving educational o
I was not elected to follow a partisan agenda but to keep livelihoods, values, and constitutional rights firmly intact," said Dow. "It's been an honor to serve my community in this capacity, but I'm nowhere near done. Last session, far left progressives threw their constituents aside in favor of their liberal agenda. Going into a re-election campaign, I want to be clear – I'm not backing down from the fight for Second Amendment rights, for more support for local control in our schools rather than a one-size-fits-all patch-job, and for more jobs instead of more regulations. I'm energized to continue fighting even harder for the residents of the 38th district in Santa Fe."
Kerry Morris is an Albuquerque attorney and former prosecutor at the Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office. Morris has practiced law for nearly 40 years, representing thousands of individuals, small businesses, the State of New Mexico, insurance companies, and other parties.
Morris has handled cases involving accidents, insurance, probate/wills/estate planning real estate, contracts, corporate law, and other areas. He has prosecuted a variety of criminal cases, including homicide, fraud, drunken driving, and narcotics.
Gertrude Lee from Kirtland is a member of the Navajo Nation, practices law in the Navajo Nation and the State of New Mexico. Lee has dedicated her legal career to public service as a criminal prosecutor. She has served as a prosecutor in McKinley County and San Juan County, New Mexico, and served as the Chief Prosecutor of the Navajo Nation.
Lee worked for six and half years with the 11th Judicial District Attorney's Office, Division 2, in Gallup, where she started as an associate trial attorney and worked her way up to Deputy District Attorney.
Barbara V. Johnson lives in Albuquerque and has been practicing law in New Mexico for more than 30 years. Her practice handles matters including legal separations, divorce, paternity cases, child support, asset and liability valuation, and distributions, real estate, businesses, employment, retirement accounts, crime and domestic violence. She has served as the President of the New Mexico Women’s Bar Association.
Johnson possesses strong conservative values and knows the law. She believes her experience and expertise would move cases appealed from the lower courts as expeditiously and carefully as possible.
Ned Fuller lives in Farmington and is a Deputy District Attorney in the San Juan County District Attorney’s Office. He has practiced law in New Mexico for more than 26 years. Fuller has prosecuted criminal cases as well as handling all manner of civil litigation with an emphasis in civil rights, employment, contracts, workers’ compensation, torts, class actions and business litigation.
Prior to his current position, Ned was a Cabinet Secretary and Executive Director of the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration. Fuller has also served as a judge on the Second Judicial District Court in New Mexico.