Below you will find the Democratic Justices running for the Supreme Court and the Judges for the Court of Appeals.
Justice of the Supreme Court
Justice C. Shannon Bacon
Justice Bacon earned a bachelor’s degree in History and her law degree at Creighton University. Upon completion of her education, Justice Bacon returned to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was raised, to begin her professional career.
She began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable A. Joseph Alarid at the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Justice Bacon served as a district judge on the Second Judicial District Court and as the Presiding Civil Judge. Justice Bacon was appointed to the New Mexico Supreme Court on January 25, 2019, after being recommended by a nonpartisan Judicial Nominating Commission and her appointment by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to the New Mexico Supreme Court. For more information about Justice Shannon Bacon, go to https://keepjusticebacon.com/about.
Justice of the Supreme Court
Justice David K. Thomson
Justice Thomson was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Justice Thomson obtained a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and earned a J. D. from the University of Denver College of Law.
Thomson worked for a decade in the office of the New Mexico Attorney General as a litigation attorney and eventually as Deputy Attorney General. Justice Thomson was a sole practitioner admitted to appear in state and federal courts, including the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Justice Thomson took the oath of office on February 4, 2019, following his selection by the nonpartisan Judicial Nominating Commission and his appointment by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to the New Mexico Supreme Court. For more information about Justice David K Thomson, go to
Judge of Appeals Court
Judge Zackary A. Ives
Judge Zackary A. Ives was born and raised in New Mexico. He earned his B.A. from Vassar College in 1995 and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2000.
He has worked as an attorney for 17 years. He was a law clerk under Chief Justice Pamela Minzner of the New Mexico Supreme Court. He has been recognized by his peers for selection in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. Judge Ives was found “qualified” by the nonpartisan Judicial Nominating Commission, and he was appointed to the Appeals Court by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
For more information about Zackary Ives, go to https://keepjudgeives.com/about.
Judge of Appeals Court
Judge Shammara H. Henderson
Judge Shammara Henderson was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has an undergraduate degree from American University in Washington, D.C., and is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law.
Judge Henderson is licensed to practice in New Mexico, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She served as an assistant district attorney in Albuquerque and clerked for the late New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels. She was recognized by her peers as a National Bar Association Presidential Award winner and a Super Lawyers Rising Star. Following her selection as “qualified” by the nonpartisan Judicial Nominating Commission, she was appointed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham to the New Mexico the Appeals Court.
For more information about Judge, Shammara Henderson, go to https://keepjudgehenderson.com.
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The Sandoval County Clerk will be mailing Absentee Ballot Requests to all registered voters beginning September 14, 2020.
Voters in New Mexico who follow the recommended guidelines should be confident in the efficient delivery of their mailed ballots for the 2020 General Election. Though 46 states received a USPS letter with concerns about the General Election, New Mexico received a USPS letter explaining that “your voters should have sufficient time to receive, complete, and return their ballots by the state’s deadlines.” Even so, we encourage you to complete and return your ballot early.
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