Final Recommendation

Sharon D. Walton
The Honorable

Sharon D. Walton

Metropolitan Court Judge
Bernalillo County

Year: 2002

Recommendation: Retain

Election Results: Retained

Evaluation: Judge Sharon Walton's performance was rated favorably by those surveyed for this evaluation. Some of her specific strengths include her attentiveness to the judicial proceedings, her proper control over the courtroom and punctuality in conducting court affairs, as well as her dignified demeanor on the bench. This evaluation did not indicate any areas of concern or weakness. However, Judge Walton strives to continually improve her knowledge of the rules of substantive law and is committed to improving her ability to perform the many responsibilities of being a judge.

Experience & Education: Judge Walton has served as a Metropolitan Court Judge since August, 1999. Prior to her appointment, she served as Assistant Attorney General with the Criminal Appeals Division, Deputy General Counsel for the New Mexico Corrections Department, and Assistant City Attorney-General Counsel for the Albuquerque Police Department. She has been actively involved in various community and professional organizations, including the public school system and the New Mexico Women's Bar Association. Judge Walton received her undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University and her law degree from the University of New Mexico.


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