DA Who Prosecuted Alec Baldwin Takes Victory in Primary Race

DA Who Prosecuted Alec Baldwin Takes Victory in Primary Race

(USNewsBreak.com) – The Alec Baldwin case has remained front and center for years now. A New Mexico prosecutor has charged him with manslaughter in the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Mary Carmack-Altwies, the prosecutor who chose to pursue the case against the actor, reportedly stepped away from the case three months before the scheduled trial, choosing to appoint a special prosecutor so she could focus on serving the people of the First Judicial District. She recently won her primary bid for reelection.

On Tuesday, June 4, New Mexico voters headed to the polls to cast their votes in primary elections. Carmack-Altwies faced competition from her former boss, Marco Serna, to see who would advance to the general election in November. Thousands of voters turned out to make their voices heard.

In the end, Carmack-Altwies, who spent $200,000 of her own money to campaign, won the majority, 62%, to Serna’s 38%. While Serna won Rio Arriba County, Carmack-Altwies had a 74% commanding lead in Los Alamos County. Serna previously served in the role from 2017 to 2020 but decided to run for Congress instead of seeking reelection, paving the way for Carmack-Altwies to win.

After it was clear she would win the vote, Carmack-Altwies said she “couldn’t be more honored to have the trust of voters in JD1.” She added she has been working hard over the past few years to “professionalize” her office and expressed gratitude for those who helped and supported her.

Now, Carmack-Altwies will head to the general election in November, where she will likely win reelection because no Republican candidates are on the ballot. With an annual salary of $156,000, she is the top prosecutor in Santa Fe, where she oversees nearly 90 employees and manages an annual budget that nears $9 million annually.

Carmack-Altwies made national headlines when she decided to prosecute Baldwin for Hutchins’ death, adding an enhanced firearms charge.

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