A vacancy in Magistrate Court Division 1 in Quay County as of September 30, 2016 upon the resignation of the Honorable David Joel Garnett.
Governor Susana Martinez solicits applications for this position from anyone who meets the statutory qualifications in N.M.S.A 1978, § 35-2-1 which states: Each magistrate shall be a qualified elector of, and reside in, the magistrate district for which he is elected or appointed. No person is eligible for election or appointment to the office of magistrate unless he has graduated from high school or has attained the equivalent of a high school education as indicated by possession of a certificate of equivalency issued by the state department of public education based upon the record made on the general educational development test. In magistrate districts with a population of more than two hundred thousand persons in the last federal decennial census, no person is eligible for election or appointment to the office of magistrate unless he is a member of the bar of this state and licensed to practice law in this state, but he shall not engage in the private practice of law during his tenure in office.
Applications, as well as information related to qualifications for the position, may be obtained from this website, or by calling Steven Blankinship at (505) 476-2200 or email to Steven.Blankinship@state.nm.us.
The deadline to complete applications for this vacancy is Monday, September 26, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. Applications received after that date will not be considered. Phone interviews will be conducted with applicants on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.