FARMINGTON, New Mexico — A former Farmington police sergeant has been appointed a magistrate judge.
The Daily Times in Farmington reports (http://bit.ly/1IcWVDN) that Pat Cordell will begin his term at the end of this month as judge for Division 5 at the Farmington Magistrate Court.
Cordell was appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez to replace James Mosberger, who resigned last month to spend more time with family.
Cordell worked for Farmington police from 1990 until he retired in 2010.
He now plans to resign his positions as viec chairman of the San Juan County Republican Party and chairman of the San Juan County Crime Stoppers program.
Cordell says he will seek election to the judgeship in next fall.
Information from: The Daily Times, http://www.daily-times.com