Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

DA Candidates Draw Contrasts.

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Ross, Martinez Tout Their Experiences

Both prosecutors vying for 13th Judicial District attorney say their experiences make them best qualified for the job.

"I'm the only candidate for district attorney who has practiced in the ... district," Democrat Lemuel Martinez said after a candidates' forum in Los Lunas on Oct. 26 before members of the Valencia County Bar Association. "What that does for me is it gives me a knowledge of the District Attorney's Office."

Republican Pete Ross, a former State Police officer, says his law enforcement experience will help him work efficiently with police. He also says he has handled more criminal trials than Martinez. …

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