Judicial Candidates

Supreme Court


Ned Fuller
NM Supreme Court, Position 1

Ned Fuller lives in Farmington and is a Deputy District Attorney in the San Juan County District Attorney’s Office. He has practiced law in New Mexico for more than 26 years. Fuller has prosecuted criminal cases as well as handling all manner of civil litigation with an emphasis in civil rights, employment, contracts, workers’ compensation, torts, class actions and business litigation.  

Prior to his current position, Ned was a Cabinet Secretary and Executive Director of the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration. Fuller has also served as a judge on the 2nd Judicial District Court in New Mexico.

Fuller understands that a judge’s role is to uphold the law and not rewrite it, and most importantly, to uphold the Constitution. He believes a judge should apply the law and should create an environment where parties can have their differences addressed with fairness and common sense.

Fuller received his bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and his J.D. from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

Kerry Morris
NM Supreme Court, Position 2

Kerry Morris is an Albuquerque attorney and former prosecutor at the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office. Morris has practiced law for nearly 40 years, representing thousands of individuals, small businesses, the State of New Mexico, insurance companies and other parties.

Morris has handled cases involving accidents, insurance, probate/wills/estate planning real estate, contracts, corporate law and other areas. He has prosecuted a variety of criminal cases, including homicide, fraud, drunken driving and narcotics.

Morris pledges to faithfully interpret the Constitution and the laws enacted by New Mexico and the nation. 

Morris received his B.S. from the University of New Mexico in 1977 and his J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1981.

NM Court of Appeals


Barbara V. Johnson
NM Appeals Court, Position 1

Barbara V. Johnson lives in Albuquerque and has been practicing law in New Mexico for more than 30 years. Her practice handles matters including legal separations, divorce, paternity cases, child support, asset and liability valuation and distributions, real estate, businesses, employment, retirement accounts, crime and domestic violence. She has served as the President of the New Mexico Women’s Bar Association.

Johnson possesses strong conservative values and knows the law. She believes her experience and expertise would move cases appealed from the lower courts as expeditiously and carefully as possible.

Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and a J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Gertrude Lee
NM Appeals Court, Position 2

Gertrude Lee from Kirtland is a member of the Navajo Nation, practices law in the Navajo Nation and the State of New Mexico. Lee has dedicated her legal career to public service as a criminal prosecutor. She has served as a prosecutor in McKinley County and San Juan County, New Mexico, and served as the Chief Prosecutor of the Navajo Nation. 

Lee worked for six and half years with the 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Division 2, in Gallup, where she started as an associate trial attorney and worked her way up to Deputy District Attorney.

Ms. Lee received her B.A. in Political Science from Creighton University in 2006 and her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2009

Thomas C. Montoya
NM Appeals Court, Position 3

Tom Montoya is an attorney and shareholder with Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A. practicing divorce and family law for over 38 years. Tom was born and raised in Alameda, New Mexico, just north of Albuquerque. Tom received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California. Tom has an “A” preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, has been named in Southwest Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers In America and Best of the Bar for Family Law by New Mexico Business Weekly. Tom is a member of the American Law Institute and served as Co-Chair of the Child Support Guidelines Commission responsible for the promulgation of New Mexico’s statutory Child Support Guidelines, and as Chair of the Domestic Relations Rules Subcommittee of the N.M. Supreme Court’s Rules of Civil Procedure Committee, which promulgated statewide rules of procedure for domestic relations and domestic violence cases. Tom has lobbied and testified over 30 times regarding legislative enactments in family law and also drafted significant enacted family law legislation. Tom has been appellate counsel in 12 reported cases, his work has been cited as authority in 3 appellate cases, and he has been faculty in over 60 Family Law seminars. Tom has been selected as qualified to be District Court Judge three times by the Second Judicial District Judicial Selection Nominating Commission.

Public Regulation Commission Candidates



Janice E. Arnold-Jones
Public Regulation Commission, District 1

Janice Arnold-Jones is a former 4-term NM State Representative and former Albuquerque City Councilor with over 30 years of diverse managerial, information and communications experience including business and financial planning, systems development and implementation, business operations, contract oversight and compliance.

Janice Arnold-Jones believes the PRC needs a commissioner whose only agenda is protecting ratepayers while ensuring affordable, stable, reliable services from regulated industries.

Arnold-Jones received a BA, from the University of New Mexico

Contact: JaniceforPRCnm@gmail.com; 505.379.0902