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Sandoval County Swearing-In Ceremony Held December 30, 2022 10 Elected Officials Participated


For Immediate Release

Date: January 3, 2023


Bernalillo, N.M., December 30, 2022: Several Sandoval County elected officials took their Oaths of Office at the Sandoval County Swearing-In Ceremony held in the County’s Commission Chambers, 1500 Idalia Road, Bernalillo, N.M., on Friday, December 30, 2022. Pictured (from left): Michael Meek, Commissioner, District 3; Joshua Hernandez, State Representative, District 60; Alan Martinez, State Representative, 23; Kathleen M. Cates, State Representative, District 44; Katherine A. Bruch, Commissioner, District 1; Allison P. Martinez, District Court Judge, Division 9; Linda P. Gallegos, Assessor; Jesse James Casaus, Sheriff; Edward W. Lovato, Probate Judge; and F. Kenneth Eichwald, Magistrate Judge, Division 2. Administering the Oaths of Office were 13th District Court Chief Judge George P. Eichwald, Retired Judge Louis McDonald, and Michael Eshleman, County Attorney. The Swearing-In Ceremony concluded with a light reception sponsored by Canvas Artistry.


Sandoval County, the fastest-growing county in New Mexico, encompasses 3,714 square miles of diverse geography and has a population of approximately 151,000 people. It includes the incorporated municipalities of Bernalillo, Cuba, Corrales, Jemez Springs, Rio Rancho, San Ysidro, and the Town of Cochiti Lake as well as numerous unincorporated communities, and all or portions of 12 Indian Pueblos and Tribal Nations. For more information, visit