Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Democrats Leading In Races for DA, Judgeship.

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Democrat Lemuel Martinez was leading Republican Pete Ross in a closely contested race for district attorney in the 13th Judicial District on Tuesday night.

With more than three quarters of the precincts reporting, Martinez had 51.5 percent of the vote, compared with Ross' 48.4 percent.

Meanwhile, in the race for the Division 4 judgeship in the district, Democrat Camille Olguin led Republican R. Lar Thomas by about 11 percentage points.

The Division 4 court is located in Grants.

Martinez began serving as a prosecutor in the district in 1995 before taking a leave of absence to run for the office. …

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