SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judicial nominating commission meets next week in Aztec to decide what to do about Gov. Susana Martinez's request for additional candidates for a vacant judgeship in northwestern New Mexico.
The commission meets Aug. 23, but it's received no additional applications for the judgeship in the 11th Judicial District.
The commission recommended Assistant District Attorney Daylene Marsh, a Republican, to the governor in June for possible appointment to the court. However, Martinez asked for additional names to give her a choice of candidates.
The GOP governor took a similar approach earlier this year in requesting more than one candidate for a judicial vacancy in southern New Mexico.
The judgeship in Aztec is vacant because of the resignation of District Judge Thomas Hynes.
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New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.