U.S. Senate confirms David Guaderrama as El Paso's newest federal district judge
U.S. Magistrate Judge David Guaderrama has been confirmed by the Senate as El Paso's newest federal district judge.
The Senate confirmed Guaderrama's nomination to the bench this morning by voice vote.
Guaderrama has been a federal judge since October 2010. Previously, he presided over the 243rd State District Court for 15 years.
"He will make a great addition to the federal judiciary in El Paso," said Senior U.S. District Judge David Briones, who watched the Senate confirmation on C-SPAN this morning.
Guaderrama began his legal career in 1979 as an attorney in private practice. From 1980 to 1986, he was a partner with Guaderrama and Guaderrama, a practice he opened with then-wife Bonnie Rangel, who is now judge of the 171st
From 1987 to 1994, Guaderrama, who was born in Las Cruces and raised near Deming, was El Paso County's first chief public defender.
He received his law degree in 1979 from the University of Notre Dame Law School and has a bachelor's degree in psychology and police science from New Mexico State University. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1972.