RELEASE: State Central Committee Selects Barbara Vigil as Democratic Nominee for New Mexico Supreme Court Vacancy
Submitted by J. Dyrcz on 27 August 2012 - 11:55am
State Central Committee Selects Barbara Vigil as Democratic Nominee for New Mexico Supreme Court Vacancy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2012
CONTACT: Scott Forrester 505-934-5681
Albuquerque, NM – The Democratic Party of New Mexico’s State Central Committee selected Barbara Vigil as the Democratic nominee for the New Mexico Supreme Court vacancy Saturday, August 25, at a Special State Central Committee meeting.
Barbara Vigil ran against John Kelly, Cate Stetson, Michelle Hernandez, and Victor Lopez and won in the second round of voting against John Kelly.
“The Democratic Party of New Mexico is united behind Barbara Vigil and we will work tirelessly to hold the seat,” said DPNM Chairman Javier Gonzales.
Justice Patricio Serna vacated the position August 23rd after announcing his retirement. Serna served as a New Mexico Supreme Court Justice for nearly 16 years.
Official vote count from second ballot:
Barbara Vigil - 197 - 52.53%
John Kelly - 178 - 47.47%
out of 375 ballots cast.