District Attorney Diana Martwick of Alamogordo is among seven lawyers asking to be considered for a vacant judgeship in southern New Mexico.
A Judicial Nominating Commission announced the applicants on Tuesday.
The bipartisan panel will meet next week in Alamogordo to interview the candidates and decide who to recommend to Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for possible appointment to the judgeship in the 12th Judicial District of Otero and Lincoln counties.
District Court Judge William Brogan resigned last month to avoid possible disciplinary action by the state Supreme Court.
Martwick, a Republican, has served as district attorney for the 12th Judicial District since 2009.
Other applicants for the judicial vacancy are lawyers Peter S. Burns, Pilar Tirado Murray, James S. Newton, Angie K. Schneider, Janice B. Schryer and Kirby A. Wills.
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