Socorro native is 1st municipal judge...

Socorro native is 1st municipal judge to have college degree

There are 198 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jun 28, 2010, titled Socorro native is 1st municipal judge to have college degree. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

The city of Socorro has a new municipal judge. Alejandro Vidales, Jr. is the first college and law school graduate to take over the Socorro municipal bench.

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WOW

United States

#1 Jun 29, 2010
Failed the bar exam 3 times. Yep, he's a top quality candidate for Socorro. Nepotism by proxi or are you trying to work your way into favor with a school system, Soto?
Know

El Paso, TX

#2 Jun 29, 2010
"Moreover, he said, he has been talking with Soto about improving the court system through technology";
Soto is so technologically illiterate, he canít even check his voicemail. If they truly want to improve the court system, find someone who doesn't have a proven history of FAILING to understand the law.
Socorro Resident

New Orleans, LA

#3 Jun 29, 2010
Just because of the fact he is home grow, should tell people of Socorro he already has preferences. I would hate to think he has already been maneuvered into the Socorro politics that has put Socorro where it is today. Come on Mayor Gandara do you not smell a trap here. I also would like to know how many other more qualified people put in for this position?
EL Perro Liberty

El Paso, TX

#4 Jun 29, 2010
Shame on you mental defectives for criticizing a definite improvement in the Socorro community. The fact that there has never been a college graduate in this position speaks volumes for Socorro's entry into the modern world. Mr. Vidales has always a man of integrity and principle. His inability to pass the bar exam does not indicate he does not know the law but that he just can't take a test. There are many lawyers, judges--and let's not forget school teachers--who fail certification exams over and over again but they keep trying. I think he will make a fine judge so all you morons who don't know him need to shut your mouth and watch and learn.
WWW

United States

#5 Jun 29, 2010
More like the first Socorro native to have a college degree, period!
texas fight

El Paso, TX

#6 Jun 29, 2010
JFK Jr. failed the bar at least twice before passing. Go for it judge you will make it and when you do this position will make you a better lawyer.
joe fan

El Paso, TX

#7 Jun 29, 2010
Good luck to the guy, but failing the bar three times (and a UT law graduate at that) must be humbling
Socorro TX Transplant

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Jun 29, 2010
I wonder if he is a relative to the Vidales who lived at Socorro Road across from the old Sombras Del Pasado Restuarant??? Or are they VidaleZ?? Can't remember..
Socorro TX Transplant

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Jun 29, 2010
The Vidalez I referred to spelled spell it with a Z. WWW-believe me, not the first one to graduate college. My brothers and I are all college grads, but we moved out because of the "Brain Drain".
Now you know

New Orleans, LA

#10 Jun 29, 2010
Well elperro liberty. What ever that means. I believe all the people are trying to say is there probaly was some other better applicants. You probably well know for yourself in Socorro, TX. it is the Good - O - Boy way for some of the Gandaras. See for yourself they brought back one in particular person who had been terminated for good reason. Not only that he is going to be over paid. Come on get with it, it is the Good - O - Boy System in Socorro. What a sad thought for Socorro residents. Oh well I guess you all in Socorro have to take what you can get. Looks to me like the pickins a slim.
El Perro Liberty

El Paso, TX

#11 Jun 30, 2010
Now you know wrote:
Well elperro liberty. What ever that means. I believe all the people are trying to say is there probaly was some other better applicants. You probably well know for yourself in Socorro, TX. it is the Good - O - Boy way for some of the Gandaras. See for yourself they brought back one in particular person who had been terminated for good reason. Not only that he is going to be over paid. Come on get with it, it is the Good - O - Boy System in Socorro. What a sad thought for Socorro residents. Oh well I guess you all in Socorro have to take what you can get. Looks to me like the pickins a slim.
No doubt about that! You're right about the good-ole boy network working in Socorro but it's worked for all the white boys in Ysleta, El Paso, in Texas and throughout the country and the world. Now that American Chicanos do it then it's a problem. Nepotism and corruption is bad for everyone except for those that benefit directly. I'm just saying that this man is a good man and will make a positive impact on his community.
Just another scam

El Paso, TX

#12 Jun 30, 2010
A failure is a failure. 3 times a failure is a qualified Socorro Judge, and what they feel is the best qualified. But he's a homie so it's OK. Se habla espanol.
Really

El Segundo, CA

#13 Jun 30, 2010
Finally somebody with a degree in Socorro. To bad he is a 3 time flunky. Somethings just never change. Just to think that that man is going to be the person to judge you is scary.
HAHA

El Paso, TX

#14 Jun 30, 2010
Funny thing is that there are lawyers in El Paso who have passed the bar and can't land employment. They are seen daily in the court house looking for work. But since this guy ( I have meet him personally) is a friend of Manny Soto---he has a job. Goes to show you how El Paso works. Its not what you know ---its who you know. Study for the Bar!!! Five times your out.
Truth

El Paso, TX

#15 Jul 4, 2010
This is how Manny Soto is going to keep Trini Safe from being fined for the trash heap he maintains on the corner of Socorro and Zebu. You see, Trini has been ticketed and fined many times. Get rid of the judge who was there and bring in a puppet we can control. Who cares if he obviously knows nothing about the law. Common Willie, are you just as blind as that one-eye or does little nephew have something on you so you let him run the show. A new DON for the family?
Victim of incompetence

El Paso, TX

#16 Feb 28, 2011
Me and my family have suffered under that incompetent "JUDGE" that person is not qualified in the means that he has no common sense and doesnt understand what a judge's job is just because he got a degree at nightschool it doesnt mean he is intelligent I hope that all the victims of this power hungry kid called judge vidales come forward and start an investigation so that he can spend some time in jail an have a talk with his conscience if he has one.
busted

United States

#17 Feb 28, 2011
We all see right thru this city council, with all the appointments of unqualified people like trini and they justify giving this loser a huge raise cause he has a degree. Now what I have heard is that unspoken quotas are in place to generate more funds for the city at the expence of the taxpayers guilty ot not get ready to be fined and fined big time. My advice is to ask a higher court to hear your case because there is no justice in socorro when money is biggest reason for getting a ticket.
quotas

El Paso, TX

#18 Feb 28, 2011
busted wrote:
We all see right thru this city council, with all the appointments of unqualified people like trini and they justify giving this loser a huge raise cause he has a degree. Now what I have heard is that unspoken quotas are in place to generate more funds for the city at the expence of the taxpayers guilty ot not get ready to be fined and fined big time. My advice is to ask a higher court to hear your case because there is no justice in socorro when money is biggest reason for getting a ticket.
What are the unspoken quotas?
orale

El Paso, TX

#19 Mar 1, 2011
Truth wrote:
This is how Manny Soto is going to keep Trini Safe from being fined for the trash heap he maintains on the corner of Socorro and Zebu. You see, Trini has been ticketed and fined many times. Get rid of the judge who was there and bring in a puppet we can control. Who cares if he obviously knows nothing about the law. Common Willie, are you just as blind as that one-eye or does little nephew have something on you so you let him run the show. A new DON for the family?
what about the heap of trash that the Gandaras have there?
orale

El Paso, TX

#20 Mar 1, 2011
busted wrote:
We all see right thru this city council, with all the appointments of unqualified people like trini and they justify giving this loser a huge raise cause he has a degree. Now what I have heard is that unspoken quotas are in place to generate more funds for the city at the expence of the taxpayers guilty ot not get ready to be fined and fined big time. My advice is to ask a higher court to hear your case because there is no justice in socorro when money is biggest reason for getting a ticket.
The last city council GAVE GAVE GAVE a very important position to someone wth an acountant degree ONLY. I don't have anything against acountants, but not for that position!Where were you then,- you were not complaining then.

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