Final Recommendation

Jarod K. Hofacket
The Honorable

Jarod K. Hofacket

District Court Judge
6th Judicial District --
Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna Counties
General Jurisdiction Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Jarod Hofacket's overall survey results were quite positive. Attorneys rated him quite positively for displaying familiarity with court cases through prior preparation, conducting himself in a manner free from impropriety or the appearance of impropriety, demonstrating appropriate demeanor on the bench, and being attentive to the proceedings. Court staff rated Judge Hofacket very highly in all areas with a perfect score in recommending for retention. Resource staff (e.g., law enforcement officers, probation/parole, etc.) rated him highly for behaving in a manner that encourages respect for the courts and positively on all other attributes.

Experience & Education: Judge Jarod Hofacket graduated from New Mexico State University and received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2003. He was elected as a District Court Judge in 2016. Judge Hofacket had a general civil transaction and litigation practice from 2006-2016. Judge Hofacket’s prior and present community involvement includes Luna County Cancer Support 2014-present, SW Area Workforce Development Board 2014-2016, Deming Rotary Club 2007-present, and Chamber of Commerce Board 2007-2010.

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

Attorneys (n=47, 41% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 84% 9% 7%
Fair and Impartial 78% 12% 10%
Knowledgeable of Law 75% 18% 7%
Communication is Clear 80% 13% 7%
Appropriate Demeanor 82% 12% 6%
Properly Controls Proceedings 89% 4% 7%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=17, 63% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 93% 0% 7%
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=31, 21% 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 100% 0% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 100% 0% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 100% 0% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Resource Staff (n=17, 9% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 94% 6% 0%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 100% 0% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 100% 0% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 100% 0% 0%
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. ‡

Attorney Retain Recommendation Bar ChartCourt Staff Retain Recommendation Bar ChartResource Staff Retain Recommendation Bar Chart

‡ 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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