Final Recommendation

Donna J. Mowrer
The Honorable

Donna J. Mowrer

District Court Judge
9th Judicial District --
Curry and Roosevelt Counties
General Jurisdiction Court

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Donna Mowrer was rated quite positively by attorneys and non‑attorneys in all categories of the survey. For example, attorneys rated Judge Mowrer highly for being knowledgeable regarding substantive law and the rules of procedure, displaying familiarity with court cases through prior preparation, and being attentive to the proceedings. In addition, court staff rated Judge Mowrer positively and resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) rated Judge Mowrer very highly on all attributes.

Experience & Education: Judge Donna Mowrer was appointed as a District Court Judge in August 2011 and elected in November 2012. Prior to the appointment, she worked in the 9th Judicial District Attorney's Office from 2001 to 2011. She presides over criminal and civil law cases. Judge Mowrer graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 2001, she received a Juris Doctor from the UNM School of Law.

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

Attorneys (n=35, 36% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 91% 6% 3%
Fair and Impartial 86% 9% 6%
Knowledgeable of Law 96% 1% 3%
Communication is Clear 96% 3% 1%
Appropriate Demeanor 85% 5% 10%
Properly Controls Proceedings 94% 0% 6%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
Court Staff (n=34, 81% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 88% 12% 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 64% 32% 4%
Resource Staff (n=37, 31% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 100% 0% 0%
Fair and Impartial 98% 2% 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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