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Caprilozzi announces candidacy for municipal judge

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Alex Caprilozzi of Artesia has announced his candidacy for the office of municipal judge.

Caprilozzi relocated to Artesia six years ago from Central New York and has a broad background that includes 36 years in public service, plus several years in law enforcement. He retired as a lieutenant from the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office in Syracuse, N.Y., where 18 of his 30 years were spent with the Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team. Caprilozzi served as unit commander for the last seven years of his assignment.

“We dealt with every emergency situation that occurred in the jail facility,” he said, a facility where more than 600 inmates were housed. 

Upon his retirement, Caprilozzi was offered a position at the Eddy County Detention Center, where he is currently a commander and has served as the interim chief of security.

“My wife and I were looking to move to the Southwest, and New Mexico looked promising,” he said. “Two of my four daughters and their families moved out here as well, along with my three grandchildren.”

Caprilozzi earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology and his master’s in public administration from Syracuse University upon returning to school in 1999. He holds several career-related certifications, including an instructor certification from the New York State Department of Criminal Justice through the Onondaga sheriff’s office.

He is also owner and operator of 7 Point Laser, LLC, a custom laser engraving business. In his spare time, Caprilozzi enjoys riding his Harley and exploring New Mexico.

“I am in the process of putting back together my ’69 Firebird so I can get back to my weekend warrior status and go back to drag racing,” he said.

Caprilozzi says his primary motivation for vying to head the Artesia Municipal Court is a desire to give back to the Artesia community through his lifelong dedication to public service.

“The most important thing in all this for me, and the main reason I am running for municipal judge, where — at this level — my experience and education would be a huge asset, is simply this: I want to get more involved in the community while serving and staying in public service.”

Brienne Green
Daily Press Editor

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