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A New Voice for Justice in New Mexico

​A New Voice for Justice are five judge candidates for New Mexico Supreme Court and Court of Appeals determined to put the law above politics. The first thing these judicial candidates did was qualify for public financing to ensure that they would not be influenced by outside interests. They are committed to work in the best interests of the people and bring common sense to the criminal process. With over 100 years of experience between them, Ned, Kerry, Barbara and Gertrude know we can do great things if we work together, follow the law and uphold the Constitution. A New Voice for Justice – we are better together.

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About the Candidates

Ned Fuller

New Mexico Supreme Court, Position 1

  • Deputy District Attorney-San Juan County
  • Served as Judge, 2nd Judicial District in New Mexico
  • Practiced law in New Mexico for over 26 years
  • Former Executive Director, New Mexico Worker’s Compensation Administration
  • Acting Cabinet Secretary, General Services Department
  • Arizona State University, B.A., cum laude
  • Brigham Young University J.D., cum laude

Kerry Morris

New Mexico Supreme Court, Position 2

  • Albuquerque Attorney
  • Former Prosecutor, Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office
  • Morris practiced law for nearly 40 years
  • Pledges to faithfully interpret the Constitution and State of New Mexico Laws
  • Represented thousands of individuals and small businesses
  • University of New Mexico, BUS
  • University of New Mexico, J.D.

Barbara V. Johnson

New Mexico Court of Appeals, Position 1

  • Practicing family law in New Mexico for over 31 years
  • Possesses strong conservative values
  • Experience and expertise to move cases appealed from lower courts expeditiously and carefully
  • University of New Mexico, BUS
  • University of New Mexico, J.D.
  • Albuquerque resident since 1974
  • Past President of New Mexico Women’s Bar Association
  • Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar

Gertrude Lee

New Mexico Court of Appeals, Position 2

  • Member of the Navajo Nation
  • Practicing law in New Mexico for over 10 years
  • Member of the Navajo Nation Bar Association since 2013
  • Experienced trial attorney in both State and Tribal Court
  • Dedicated legal career to public service
  • Served as a prosecutor in McKinley County and San Juan County
  • Served as the Chief Prosecutor of the Navajo Nation
  • Creighton University, B.A.
  • University of New Mexico, J.D.
  • Kirtland resident

Thomas Montoya
New Mexico Court of Appeals, Position 3

  • New Mexico born and raised
  • Albuquerque trial attorney with 38 years’ experience
  • Received “A” Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review
  • Member: American Law Institute – 21 years
  • Named “Southwest Super Lawyers” and “Best of the Bar for Family Law”  New Mexico Business Weekly
  • Chair: NM Supreme Court Rules of Civil Procedure
    Sub-Committee, responsible for 
    rules on domestic relations and domestic violence cases
  • Former Co-Chair: Child Support Guidelines Commission  
  • Endorsed by the 2nd Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for District Court Judge 3 times
  • MemberNM Crime Victims Reparation Commission 2005-2013
  • University of Southern California, J.D.

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