Final Recommendation

Matthew G. Reynolds
The Honorable

Matthew G. Reynolds

District Court Judge
7th Judicial District --
Catron, Sierra, Socorro, and Torrance Counties
General Jurisdiction Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Overall, Judge Matthew Reynolds’ results were positive. For example, attorneys rated him highly for conducting himself in a manner free from impropriety or the appearance of impropriety, being attentive to the proceedings, and for his ability to decisively rule on procedural and substantive matters. The court staff rated him highly on all attributes. In addition, the resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) rated him positively for being punctual in commencing proceedings, being prompt in scheduling hearings and trials, and for being attentive to the proceedings.

Experience & Education: Judge Matthew Reynolds was appointed in 2005 and elected in 2006. He serves as the Water Law Judge, Drug Court Judge, and presides over civil and criminal cases. He was in private practice for 13 years in New Mexico and served as an Assistant District Attorney. He also worked as an associate attorney in Alaska for six years. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Notre Dame, and his law degree from the University of Wyoming School of Law in 1986.

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

Attorneys (n=53, 32% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 85% 15% 0%
Fair and Impartial 80% 13% 7%
Knowledgeable of Law 83% 16% 1%
Communication is Clear 89% 11% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 72% 21% 7%
Properly Controls Proceedings 85% 12% 4%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=19, 76% 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 94% 6% 0%
Jurors (n=33, 34% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 95% 4% 1%
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
Resource Staff (n=27, 28% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 65% 17% 17%
Fair and Impartial 67% 15% 17%
Knowledgeable of Law N/A N/A N/A
Communication is Clear 78% 9% 13%
Appropriate Demeanor 61% 17% 22%
Properly Controls Proceedings 65% 13% 22%
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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