Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Governor Susana Martinez has appointed Albuquerque lawyer Simon Kubiak to fill the vacant seat for Bernalillo County Commission District 1. The seat was vacated Friday, Sept. 7 when former County Commissioner Michelle Lujan Grisham resigned.
Kubiak will be sworn in as commissioner September 11, 2012 at 4:45 p.m. in the Vincent E. Griego Joint Chambers at the City/County Government Center.
Kubiak will serve as commissioner through the end of December. During the Nov. 6 general election, voters in District 1 will select the individual who will continue to represent them for the next four years, starting Jan. 1, 2013. District 1 includes the West Side and North Valley.
Kubiak is a Bernalillo County native. He is an attorney with a criminal defense practice and personal injury practice in the Albuquerque area.
A graduate of Valley High School in Albuquerque and Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, Calif., Kubiak is married to Larissa and they have two children, Natasha and Valeska.
Kubiak joins fellow Republicans Wayne Johnson and Michael Wiener on the County Commission along with Democrats Art De La Cruz and Maggie Hart Stebbins.
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