Governor appoints ABQ lawyer to judgeship

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ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Albuquerque lawyer Nancy Franchini to a district court judgeship in Bernalillo County.

The governor announced Friday that Franchini will replace District Judge Ted Baca, who retired.

Franchini received her law degree from the University of New Mexico in 1997, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado in 1994. She has worked in the private practice of law since 1997. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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