FARMINGTON, N.M. — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a new district judge to fill an empty position in San Juan County.

The Daily Times reports that Sarah Weaver was appointed on Friday to the Division 3 district seat for the 11th Judicial District.

The vacancy occurred when Sandra Price retired from the bench at the end of last year.

Weaver’s first day on the bench is set for March 5. She says she’s humbled and excited for the opportunity.

Members of the 11th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission selected Weaver, who has practiced law for more than 24 years.

The governor’s office cited Weaver’s strong legal background as an attorney in private practice and as a prosecutor.

The appointment lasts through the end of the year.


Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com