Final Recommendation

The Honorable

Sandra A. Price

District Court Judge
11th Judicial District --
McKinley and San Juan Counties

Year: 2014

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Sandra Price received positive ratings among all groups surveyed. Attorneys rated Judge Price highly for being courteous to all participants, being attentive to proceedings, and for ensuring her personal staff is professional, productive, and knowledgeable. The court staff gave Judge Price positive ratings in all areas, scoring her particularly well for respecting all court employees regardless of position. Additionally, the resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) rated Judge Price positively on all attributes.

Experience & Education: Judge Price was elected to the District Court in 2004. She has served on the bench in the 11th Judicial District for ten years. She specializes in Children's Court, including abuse and neglect, adoptions and delinquency proceedings. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 and her law degree in 1989, both from the University of New Mexico.

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

Attorneys (n=77, 54% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 83% 16% 1%
Fair and Impartial 81% 13% 6%
Knowledgeable of Law 78% 18% 4%
Communication is Clear 80% 15% 5%
Appropriate Demeanor 92% 6% 2%
Properly Controls Proceedings 87% 8% 5%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=45, 61% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 78% 13% 9%
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 91% 9% 0%
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 91% 8% 1%
Fair and Impartial 88% 7% 5%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 83% 14% 3%
Appropriate Demeanor 97% 3% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 91% 8% 1%
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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