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Edward W. Lovato

Leadership. Integrity.  Service.

Democrat for Sandoval County Probate Judge

A Probate Judge’s fundamental duty is to serve the public. As your next Sandoval County Probate Judge, I will be committed to running an efficient court that delivers excellent service to YOU, the taxpaying public.

What Does a Probate Judge Do?

Why Should You Support Ed for Probate Judge?

A probate judge oversees cases presented in the probate court system, a segment of the judicial system that deals with how a deceased person’s assets get passed along at death. It is the probate judge’s duty to ensure the pleadings (paperwork submitted to the court) are sufficient under New Mexico law. Probate judges appoint a Personal Representative who will administer the estate of a decedent. Probate judges are part-time employees of the County and have other limited powers, such as serving as an officiant of wedding ceremonies.

Not all probate judges in New Mexico are lawyers. In fact, most are not. Although a probate judge does not have to be an attorney, it definitely doesn’t hurt to have someone educated, trained, and experienced in probate law. That’s why Ed Lovato is the best choice. Ed is a graduate of UNM School of Law and he is a licensed attorney. Ed’s law practice is focused exclusively on probate, estates, and elder law issues. Ed knows the law and he knows how to navigate the legal system. Ed is also an experienced leader. Ed owns and operates a successful law firm in Rio Rancho and he is also a leader in the non-profit sector. Ed’s military background as well as his training and experience in the legal community make him the most qualified person to lead the Probate Court and improve its operation in service the to the citizens of Sandoval County.

The Leadership Our County Needs Right Now!

About Ed

Edward W. Lovato (“Ed”) is a native New Mexican born in Albuquerque and raised in Rio Rancho. After graduating from Rio Rancho High, Ed enlisted in the Marines and served more than 13 years on active duty in the enlisted and officer ranks. Ed’s service in the Marines included tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.
More about Ed

Ed left the Marines in 2013 and returned home to his beloved New Mexico to attend law school at UNM. After graduating from law school and passing the bar exam, Ed immediately opened his own law firm in Rio Rancho where he serves clients throughout Sandoval County in probate and other civil proceedings.

In addition to his law practice, Ed is dedicated to serving his community. Ed serves as a volunteer board member for the New Mexico Veterans Integration Center, a non-profit that serves homeless veterans. Ed is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of AMIKids Sandoval, a non-profit that serves troubled-youth. Ed is married to his wife, Jessica, and they live together in Rio Rancho with their two children.

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