Final Recommendation

Drew D. Tatum
The Honorable

Drew D. Tatum

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

Year: 2020

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results:

Evaluation: Judge Drew Tatum received quite positive scores from all groups surveyed for this evaluation. Attorneys rated Judge Tatum highly for being punctual in commencing proceedings, maintaining proper control over the proceedings, being attentive to the proceedings, and ensuring that his personal staff is professional, productive, and knowledgeable. In addition, the court staff and resource staff (e.g., law enforcement, probation and parole officers, interpreters, etc.) gave Judge Tatum high scores on all attributes.

Experience & Education: Judge Drew Tatum was appointed as a District Court Judge in 2007 and elected to district judgeship in 2008. Prior to his appointment, he was a United States Air Force JAG officer, Deputy District Attorney, and a private practitioner specializing in criminal law, estate planning and probate law. Judge Tatum received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico and his law degree from the University of Tulsa in 2000.

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

Attorneys (n=29, 53% Response Rate)
Category Agree Partly Agree/ Partly Disagree Disagree
Exhibits Integrity 93% 3% 3%
Fair and Impartial 88% 2% 10%
Knowledgeable of Law 84% 9% 7%
Communication is Clear 86% 13% 2%
Appropriate Demeanor 85% 7% 8%
Properly Controls Proceedings 96% 4% 0%
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 96% 4% 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 96% 4% 0%
Jurors (n=42, 26% 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 99% 1% 0%
Properly Controls Proceedings 100% 0% 0%
Respects Court Employees N/A N/A N/A
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 97% 3% 0%
Appropriate Demeanor 97% 0% 3%
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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