Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Freddie J. Romero

District Court Judge
5th Judicial District --
Chaves, Eddy, and Lea Counties

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Freddie Romero received very positive ratings in his evaluation from attorneys, resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.), and from court staff. Attorneys rated him very highly for displaying familiarity with cases through prior preparation, conducting himself in a manner free from impropriety, and for being courteous to all participants. The resource staff rated Judge Romero highly in all areas and the court staff gave him a perfect rating on every attribute. Judge Romero exhibits a determination to continue to improve his judicial performance that is apparent in his high ratings from all survey groups.

Experience & Education: Judge Romero was appointed District Court Judge in 2005 and elected in 2006. Prior to his appointment, he worked as a private practitioner for 23 years specializing in civil law. He participates in several community and statewide activities and has received honors for his efforts. Judge Freddie Romero received his undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University and his law degree from the University of New Mexico in 1981.

PERCENTAGE THAT AGREE OR DISAGREE THAT THE JUDGE EXHIBITS POSITIVE QUALITIES IN EACH CATEGORY *

Attorneys (n=62, 31% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 98% 2% 0%
Fair and Impartial 96% 4% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law 92% 8% 0%
Communication is Clear 97% 3% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 98% 2% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 97% 3% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=52, 79% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial N/A N/A N/A
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear N/A N/A N/A
Appropriate Demeanor N/A N/A N/A
Properly Controls Proceedings N/A N/A N/A
Respects Court Employees 100% 0% 0%
Jurors (n=79, 30% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 100% 0% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 99% 1% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 100% 0% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 100% 0% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 96% 4% 0%
Fair and Impartial 94% 4% 2%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 96% 4% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 96% 4% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 96% 2% 2%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A

* On the tables above, the "Agree" columns are comprised of the strongly agree and agree responses. Similarly, the "Disagree" columns are comprised of the strongly disagree and disagree responses. The combined percentage of "Agree", "Disagree", and "Partly Agree/Partly Disagree" for each category may not equal 100% due to rounding error. "N/A" indicates that the category is "not applicable" because some populations were not asked certain questions.

 

PERCENTAGE THAT RECOMMEND THE JUDGE BE RETAINED OR NOT BE RETAINED IN OFFICE. ‡

‡ On the charts above, the "Retain" columns are comprised of the strongly recommend retain and somewhat recommend retain responses. Similarly, the "Do Not Retain" columns are comprised of the strongly recommend not retain and somewhat recommend not retain responses.

 

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