2013: New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission Announces Appointments Of Three New Members (1)

ALBUQUERQUE, June 4, 2013—The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (JPEC) has announced the appointment of three new members: Mark Filosa of Truth or Consequences William E. Standley of Farmington; and Mike Stratton of Portales.

JPEC was established by the Supreme Court of New Mexico in 1997 as a volunteer nonpartisan commission to improve the performance of New Mexico’s judges and provide useful, credible information to voters on judges standing for retention elections.

Filosa grew up in Chicago and attended Southern Illinois University, where he earned bachelor’s degree journalism in 1979.  After graduating, he wrote for a group of business trade journals while attending law school at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. After graduating from law school, he moved to Truth or Consequences and became law partners with former U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie C. Smith until Judge Smith's appointment to the bench.  His father, Anthony J. Filosa, later joined the practice and the firm became Filosa & Filosa.

Filosa is very involved in local and state bar association activities, having served on the Bar Commission for two terms and on the Judicial Standards Commission.  He has been a part-time Special Master for Domestic Violence and Juvenile cases in the Third and Seventh Judicial districts.

Standley began his career while still attending Stockton College in Stockton, Calif. He worked in the Receiving Unit of Stockton State Hospital before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served from 1957-1961. After completing his service, he returned to Stockton State Hospital before joining Sears, Roebuck & Company in 1964 as a salesman. Over the next 33 years he held many roles at Sears in several stores throughout California, culminating in a position as store manager in Farmington, New Mexico.

Following Standley’s retirement from Sears, he and his wife, Karen, decided to stay in Farmington. He served as advertising director for the Farmington Daily Times and subsequently as general manager for Construction Supply Co. He was elected mayor of Farmington in 1998 and served until March of 2010. Recently Standley was appointed Alternate Municipal Court Judge by the Farmington City Council.

Standley has been very active in the community, serving at various times as board president of the Totah Behavioral Health Authority, the San Juan Wild Life Federation, the Presbyterian Medical Service Foundation, San Juan United Way and San Juan Economic Development and other organizations. He has also served on the boards of the Farmington Chamber of Commerce and the Four Corners Better Business Bureau.

Stratton is a native of Portales, New Mexico. He attended Portales High School and Eastern New Mexico University, graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance degree. After graduation, Stratton worked as general manager for C&S Inc. for 25 years before becoming president and owner of the company in 1997. C&S Inc. includes a full-service automotive and tire shop, a Valero gas station, a Carquest automotive parts store and a GEA Westfalia Surge dairy service department.

Stratton has served on the Portales Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Portales Planning Commission and been a member of the Portales Rotary Club. He is the father of five daughters and grandfather of nine.

The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission is comprised of individuals – seven lawyers and eight non-lawyers—who are appointed by the Supreme Court to staggered terms. Members are selected from nominations made by the Governor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Speaker of the House, Senate President Pro Tempore, House Minority Leader, Senate Minority Leader and President of the State Bar.

For more information about the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission, interested individuals may call Louise Baca-Sena, Project Manager, at (505) 827-4960, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Commission’s website at www.nmjpec.org.

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