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.
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