The Rio Rancho Observer asked the candidates for Rio Rancho municipal judge to submit biographical information and respond to a questionnaire.
Each was asked these questions:
1-Why are you running for judge?
2-What qualities or experiences would make you a better municipal judge than your opponents?
3-What do you believe is the biggest issue, or issues, in Rio Rancho as far as crime, and how would you address it through your role as municipal judge?
4-Do you believe the municipal court system is operated efficiently? What would you do to improve it?
5-What is your philosophy in dealing with a first-time DWI offender? A repeat DWI offender?
6-What do you feel is the most effective way to deal with first-time juvenile offenders? Repeat juvenile offenders?
7-How would you handle a case in which the legal standard is clear but differs with your personal beliefs?
Here are their responses: