2018 Election: ‘Setting the Record Straight’ on Judicial Retention Races

When considering the judges races, those with a 'Retain' or 'Do Not Retain' question, NMBC takes exception to the report put out by the Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission (JPEC). JPEC receives nearly $300,000 of taxpayer money to spend however they want in distributing their report. It turns out JPEC has no particular standard for their ratings - we called the office and heard that directly from them. So even though a judge scores high by all those who respond to a survey, a 'Do not Retain' recommendation can be made based on their interview 'performance' with the JPEC committee. See the JPEC recommendations HERE.

Is this of value to taxpayers? You decide when you consider the following:

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The Good, Bad, Ugly

Good (very good) news for BASH lovers! Thursday’s BASH in Albuquerque was a huge success with 180 attendees and people around the state are asking what about us. The very good news is – you’re next! Here’s the lineup for the next two scheduled events around New Mexico:

Farmington, 4/19/18, 5 – 7 pm, keynote speaker, Andrew Vecera, Chief of Staff, representing U.S. Rep Rob Bishop, Chair of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources.

Hobbs, 5/3/18, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, back by popular demand, keynote speaker Jonathan Williams, co-author of Rich States, Poor States.

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