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Three seeking district judge post

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By The Staff

As expected, three Democrats have filed to run for the District Judge post previously held by Eugenio Mathis who retired last year.

Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Gerald Baca to the 4th Judicial District’s Division 1 post last year, and he is now seeking election to hold onto the job.

Also filing were longtime attorney Anna M. Aragon and attorney Suzanne Gaulin, who is a native of Canada.

The 4th Judicial District encompasses San Miguel, Mora and Guadalupe counties. No Republicans filed for the post, which likely means that the candidate prevailing in the June 3 primary will walk away with the position.

Aragon, a native of Santa Rosa, has been practicing law since 1978. She worked for the local district attorney’s office, before opening her own law practice in 1993.

Currently she does primarily domestic relations work, like custody, divorce and adoptions.

Gaulin, who resides in Las Dispensas, is a family law attorney in Las Vegas handling such matters as divorce and child custody.

She previously worked as a children’s court attorney with the Children Youth and Families Department. Before that, she practiced criminal defense law in New Orleans.

Baca has been an attorney for more than 26 years. He also has previously served as an assistant district attorney for both the 4th and 1st judicial districts.

He has been an assistant varsity boys’ soccer coach for Robertson High School and officiates amateur sports.