Former DA Appointed By Martinez Secures State Job

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Former Dona Ana County District Attorney Amy Orlando, who was ousted from office in November, has landed a new position.  Orlando began this week as the associate deputy director for Juvenile Justice Services of Southern New Mexico. It's a state position with the Children, Youth and Families Department.

Orlando worked in the 3rd Judicial District Attorney's Office for nearly two decades. Much of that time, Orlando served as a deputy under Gov. Susana Martinez, the former longtime DA who appointed Orlando in that position in 2010.

Orlando was defeated in November by Democrat Mark D'Antonio, former FBI special agent.

Before law school, Orlando spent two years working with pregnant and parenting teenagers.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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