Los Alamos Probate Judge Anne Nobile
BY MAIRE O’NEILL
In a letter dated Mar. 15 and sent to Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas, Los Alamos County Probate Judge Anne Nobile has announced that she is resigning from office effective June 1.
The letter states:
I hereby resign my job as Probate Judge of Los Alamos County effective June 1, 2019.
Every step of the way, you and the staff have lent outstanding support and friendship. Wishing you the best.
Nobile was appointed probate judge in July 2016 following the resignation of Bill McKerley. She was elected in November 2016 and ran unopposed in November 2018.
It falls to the Los Alamos County Council to fill the vacancy and the County is soliciting letters of interest for Council consideration. The successful applicant would finish out Nobile’s term which will end December 31, 2022. Council will vote at its May 7 meeting to appoint a new judge.
Letters are due to the County Manager no later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. Interested applicants are asked to submit a one- or two-page letter indicating why they are interested in serving. Under state law, any qualified person over the age of 18 who is a resident of the County may serve.
Letters of interest should be mailed or hand-delivered to County Manager Harry Burgess, Los Alamos County Municipal Building, 1000 Central Avenue, Suite 350 by the April 30 deadline. Candidates who submit a letter will be expected to attend the May 7 Council meeting to respond to questions about their etter and qualifications.
For more information about the duties of the probate judge or responsibilities of probate court, visit https://www.losalamosnm.us/cms/one.aspx?pageId=6505337.