New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission
CONTACT: Carmen Rodriguez, Administrative Office of the Courts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 30, 2017
New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Comission Appoints Farmington Businessperson as Newest Member
FARMINGTON–The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (NMJPEC) has appointed Linda Rodgers of Farmington as its newest member.
NMJPEC 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 in general elections. Under state law, judges standing for retention must receive 57 percent voter approval to remain on the bench.
Rodgers is a longtime Farmington resident and businessperson who has served as chief financial officer of Pesco Process Equipment and Services Company for five years. Her background also includes 23 years in banking, serving as a business banking manager with Wells Fargo Bank and as a commercial loan officer, loan review officer and credit analyst with the First National Bank of Farmington.
Rodgers is currently City Councilor for District 1 on the Farmington City Council. She is a 1992 graduate of Leadership San Juan and has served on numerous boards, including San Juan United Way, the Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Farmington Parks and Recreation Commission. In addition, she is a former president of the Association of Desk and Derrick Clubs.
She graduated summa cum laude from New Mexico Highlands University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
The New Mexico Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission is comprised of 15 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.