U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich have recommended an Albuquerque native be nominated as the next U.S. attorney for the district of New Mexico.
The senators have requested that President Barack Obama nominate Damon Martinez for the post. Martinez has served as an assistant U.S. attorney since 2001 and currently supervises the organized crime and gang section in Albuquerque.
The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/13zG1so) that Martinez has also worked on national security, anti-terrorism, immigration and narcotics cases.
Before joining the U.S. attorney's office, Martinez served as an assistant state attorney general.
The White House often honors requests for such an appointment from a state's two senators.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com
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