New chief judge chosen for Metropolitan Court

New Mexico
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Metropolitan Court judges have chosen a new chief judge.

This comes after the current chief lost his retention election earlier this month.

Judge Sandra Engel who has served in the court’s criminal division since 2006 will take over as chief on January 1. 

Engel replaces Judge Edward Benavidez, who has served as chief since 2017.

He has applied for appointment to a vacancy in the Second Judicial District Court’s Criminal Division.

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