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Questionnaire from Rio Rancho Observer before the Primary

  

Ann Marie Maxwell-Chavez - Candidate for Magistrate Judge Sandoval County Division 1

Describe the specific abilities and knowledge of the magistrate court that prepare you to be a magistrate judge.

As a Magistrate Court Clerk I had the opportunity to work side by side with the Magistrate Court Judges in the courtroom. I have extensive knowledge with warrants, preparing court pleadings with regards to traffic, domestic violence DWI, and felony cases. My Clerk position with District Court has provided me with experience in documentation of criminal, civil, family and probate cases. I also assist the public with their court documentation and questions regarding court protocol.

What programs or changes would you implement to improve the Magistrate Court System?

Due to lack of funding we are unable to implement new programs at this time, therefore I would ensure that we are taking advantage of programs currently available. However, I would work towards increasing the number of organizations who participate in the community service program, as funding is not required.  I would also reach out to magistrate courts around the state for shared learnings and optimization of programs that would benefit all of us. 

Answers to League of Women Voter Questionnaire

  

Ann Marie Maxwell-Chavez - Candidate for Magistrate Judge Sandoval County Division 1

Describe the specific abilities and knowledge of the magistrate court that prepare you to be a magistrate judge.

As a Magistrate Court Clerk I had the opportunity to work side by side with the Magistrate Court Judges in the courtroom. I have extensive knowledge with warrants, preparing court pleadings with regards to traffic, domestic violence DWI, and felony cases. My Clerk position with District Court has provided me with experience in documentation of criminal, civil, family and probate cases. I also assist the public with their court documentation and questions regarding court protocol.

What programs or changes would you implement to improve the Magistrate Court System?

Due to lack of funding we are unable to implement new programs at this time, therefore I would ensure that we are taking advantage of programs currently available. However, I would work towards increasing the number of organizations who participate in the community service program, as funding is not required.  I would also reach out to magistrate courts around the state for shared learnings and optimization of programs that would benefit all of us. 

EXPERIENCE WITH ROOTS IN OUR COMMUNITY

MAGISTRATE COURT, THE PEOPLES COURT

18 Years Legal Experience

  7 Years Bank Management

  5 Years Sandoval County Magistrate Court

  4 Years Sandoval County District Court 


AS YOUR MAGISTRATE JUDGE:

As Your Sandoval County Division I Magistrate Judge:

You can count on me to be reliable;

Be honest and trustworthy;

Listen to all sides and be fair and impartial;

I am dedicated to those I serve.


RESIDENT OF SANDOVAL COUNTY FOR 35 YEARS

 My family moved to New Mexico when I was 5 years old. I graduated from Grants High School. Living in New Mexico we raised our family with love, laughter and christian values.  

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