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New Mexico governor fills 2 district court vacancies

April 26, 2019

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed two judges to fill court vacancies in northern and southern New Mexico.

The governor’s office said in a statement Thursday that Lujan Grisham has appointed Thomas E. Lilley to fill a vacancy in the Fifth Judicial District Court, which includes Roswell. Melissa A. Kennelly will become a judge in New Mexico’s Eighth Judicial District Court, which includes Taos.

The governor says Lilley has been a Roswell attorney in private practice since 1986. He primarily has represented clients in personal injury cases.

Kennelly is Eighth Judicial District Court attorney. The governor says she was the first female police officer in the Broadview Heights Police Department in Broadview, Ohio.

Both Lilley and Kennelly are graduates of the University of New Mexico School of Law.

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