Judge Virginia Vigil took office on March 8, 2016. She was elected as Santa Fe Municipal Court Judge for a term of 4 years. Born and raised in Santa Fe, she has a history of service both in human services and public service.

A previous prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Judge Vigil has been an attorney for over 22 years. She has also assisted clients with New Mexico Legal Aid and has been a volunteer Judge with Teen Court.

Judge Vigil has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Southern Colorado, and a Master of Arts and Law degree from the University of New Mexico.