Governor Martinez Nominates Unqualified, Defeated Judge to Public Defender Position

Once again, Governor Martinez is trying to find a job for another defeated, unqualified former elected official and employee.

“Judge Susan Reidel doesn’t qualify per the statute. The audacity of a sitting Governor and former Judge to brazenly violate state law is quite shocking,” Rep. Antonio  Maestas, NM House Majority Whip said. “Unless Judge Riedel has any documented proof or can produce a witness that she has ‘demonstrated a commitment to quality indigent defense representation or to working with and advocating for the population served by the department’  then she has no choice but to step down from the commission.”