Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Martinez Claims DA Victory.

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski Journal Staff Writer

Olguin Wins District 4 Judge Contest in Unofficial Results

Democrat Lemuel Martinez narrowly defeated Republican Pete Ross for the 13th Judicial District Attorney's post with 50.3 percent of the vote, unofficial results show.

Results from the clerk's offices in the district's three counties Sandoval, Valencia and Cibola will not be official until Nov. 28 when the State Canvassing Board meets and certifies them.

Martinez's 28,761 votes to Ross' 28,328 votes included absentee votes from Sandoval County, which were unavailable late Tuesday night.

Although Ross took Sandoval County with 53 percent and Valencia County with 51 percent, it was not enough to overcome Martinez's strong showing in his home county, Cibola. …

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