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THOMAS C MONTOYA Supreme Court Position 1

Tom Montoya, born and raised in New Mexico, is an attorney and shareholder with Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A., practicing family law for over 40 years. Tom received his law degree from the University of Southern California. Tom has an “ preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, has been named in Southwest Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers In America and Best of the Bar for Family Law by New Mexico Business Weekly. Tom has lobbied and testified over 30 times regarding legislative enactments in family law and drafted significant enacted family law legislation. Tom has been qualified to be District Court Judge three times by the Second District Judicial Nominating Commission.

KERRY JEFFREY MORRIS Supreme Court Position 2
  • Albuquerque Attorney, practicing law for over 40 years
  • Former Prosecutor, Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office
  • Pledges to faithfully interpret the Constitution and State of New Mexico Laws
  • Represented thousands of individuals and businesses clients
  • University of New Mexico, BUS
  • University of New Mexico, J.D.
BARBARA V. JOHNSON Court of Appeals Position 1
  • Practicing family law in New Mexico for over 33 years
  • Possesses strong conservative values
  • Experience and expertise to move appeals expeditiously and carefully
  • University of New Mexico, BUS; University of New Mexico, J.D.
  • Albuquerque resident since 1974
  • Past President of New Mexico Women’s Bar Association
  • Past Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar
  • 1988 graduate UNM Law School
  • Family law involves everything that touches the lives of our citizens – divorces, custody, property, domestic violence, and many others.
  • I am honored to give our voters a choice in this electionp
GERTRUDE LEE Court of Appeals Position 2

Gertrude Lee is an attorney who is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and the Navajo Nation. Gertrude is from Kirtland, NM, and is a member of the Navajo Nation. She has dedicated her legal career of 12 years to public service as a criminal prosecutor. Gertrude has served as a prosecutor in McKinley County and San Juan County, New Mexico, and served as the Chief Prosecutor of the Navajo Nation. She received her B.A. in Political Science from Creighton University in 2006 and her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2009.