Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

DA-Elect Announces Appointment of 3 Deputies.

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Martinez Wants a Staff Increase in County Offices

District Attorney-elect Lemuel Martinez on Wednesday announced the appointment of the three deputies for Valencia, Sandoval and Cibola counties in the 13th Judicial District.

Former 7th Judicial District Attorney Ron Lopez will be deputy district attorney in Valencia County; Pat McNertney will take over his old job as deputy in Sandoval County, where he formerly served from 1993 to 1997; and F.B. "Ted" Howden, currently deputy district attorney in Cibola County, will remain there and also take over as chief deputy for all three counties.

Martinez met with his three appointees Wednesday at Henrietta's Table in Los Lunas to discuss priorities and plans for the office after he takes over the reins from District Atttorney Mike Runnels in January. …

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