Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Doña Ana County Democratic Party Chair Issues Statement on Murphy Allegations
On Monday night Christy French, the Doña Ana Democratic Party Chair, issued the following statement regarding allegations against Third Judicial District Judge Mike Murphy:
"Judge Murphy has been a distinguished jurist and had an excellent reputation as a Domestic Relations attorney prior to assuming the bench. At this point, only one side has been heard, and Judge Murphy has a right to his day in court and to defend himself against these allegations. These are serious charges and, if true, they have absolutely no place in New Mexico politics or its judicial system. The Democratic Party of Doña Ana County commits to fully cooperate with any investigation and firmly believes in the Constitution and that a person is innocent until proven guilty. We put our complete trust in the American legal system and are confident that justice will prevail," Christy French said.
Christy French is the elected leader of the Doña Ana County Democratic Party. She was elected to her post last month.