Clovis lawyers recommended for NM judgeship

Posted at: 06/05/2013 8:52 AM | Updated at: 06/05/2013 8:53 AM
By: The Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Three lawyers from Clovis have been recommended to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to a district court judgeship.

A bipartisan Judicial Nominating Commission screened applicants last week in Clovis and submitted three candidates to the governor.

The nominees are Wesley Pool, who's operated his own law firm since 2003; former Clovis City Commissioner Fred Van Soelen; and Brian Scott Stover, who's been a prosecutor in the 9th Judicial District Attorney's Office since 2006 and deputy district attorney in the 5th Judicial District in 1999 to 2005.

Van Soelen was a prosecutor in Clovis from 1999 to 2009, until joining a private law firm.

Martinez will fill an upcoming vacancy created by the retirement of District Judge Teddy Hartley at the end of the month.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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