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“I am delighted to endorse Kerry Morris. As a friend and business acquaintance I have had a friendship with Kerry Morris for many years. He has always been an honest friend and at times a mentor to me. I have found Kerry Morris to always be honest and reliable in a way I have rarely seen. I am happy to see he is running for the Supreme Court position and would encourage everyone to vote for him. He is a common sense alternative that our state desperately needs.”
John Dziak, Insurance agent

Journal announces endorsements for NM Supreme and Appeals courts
By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
Thursday, October 15th, 2020.
Justice of the Supreme Court, Position 2
Republican Kerry J. Morris
As his humorous TV spots show, Morris has no business on the basketball court. But with nearly 40 years of legal experience, Morris is well-qualified for the Supreme Court.
Morris told the Editorial Board he is a problem-solver first and a litigator as a last resort. He says he seeks the “least drastic deal” at his family law practice in Albuquerque and his description of himself as a “peacemaker lawyer” is refreshing to hear from an attorney.
Morris also says the courts have become politicized, with judges legislating from the bench. He says the courts should not be determining matters that should be decided by lawmakers, such as the state Supreme Court’s decisions this year on evictions and garnishments. On his watch, ”we’re going to apply the law as written,” he told the Editorial Board.
Morris, as a Republican, offers the Supreme Court some needed diversity in philosophy and thinking. The political balance of the court has historically been to the left, and the pending retirement of the Supreme Court’s only current Republican, Justice Judith Nakamura, makes balancing the court with a new Republican that much more important.
Morris faces Democratic incumbent David K. Thomson for the Position 2 seat.