Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Judge Candidates All Work in Family Law.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Bruce Daniels Journal Staff Writer

Four attorneys with extensive experience in family law and domestic issues have been recommended to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of state District Judge Diane Dal Santo.

James J. Loughren, Nan G. Nash, Stan Whitaker and Sanford H. Siegel were chosen late Tuesday from among 15 applicants after daylong interviews by the 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission.

Dal Santo, who retired on Nov. 30, was a criminal-division judge. Her caseload was taken over on Dec. 1 by state District Judge Mark Macaron, leaving an empty slot in the 2nd District's three-judge family court division.

Loughren, 54, has been a child support/family law hearing officer in the 2nd Judicial District since 1994. …

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