2018 Judicial Candidate Voting Guide


Judicial Voting

Welcome to the Oregon State Bar's Judicial Candidate Voting Guide. This guide has been created to provide Oregon voters with detailed backgrounds and professional histories on judicial candidates throughout Oregon. The site includes background on almost every judicial candidate in a contested race this year, as well as many candidates running unopposed in the primary.

Because of the unique nature of judicial races, candidates are prohibited from discussing controversial community matters in order to maintain their ability to be impartial on future cases. These prohibitions exist to ensure a fair and impartial judicial system. Voters, however, need enough information to make informed choices. This Voter's Guide is designed to provide that level of detail.

It is also designed as a research tool for news reporters and editorial researchers. In addition to extensive professional histories, candidates are asked to provide their perspectives on the judicial role, why they want to be a judge, and issues of particular concern to them in Oregon's justice system.

Additional information about Oregon's court system can be found at the Oregon Judicial Department web site.

Please note: The OSB does not edit or verify information provided by candidates. All surveys are posted as received. We welcome feedback about this service. Please click here with your comments or suggestions: kwalsh@osbar.org



Results for the 2018 Judicial Preference Polls



Oregon Supreme Court, Position 5


Adrienne Nelson





Oregon Court of Appeals, Position 2


Bronson D. James


Oregon Court of Appeals, Position 4


Robyn Ridler Aoyagi


Oregon Court of Appeals, Position 7


Steven R. Powers


Oregon Tax Court


Robert Manicke








1st District (Jackson County), Position 4


Charles Kochlacs




1st District (Jackson County), Position 9


Joe Davis
David J. Orr




2nd District (Lane County), Position 1


Debra E. Velure






3rd District (Marion County), Position 5








4th District (Multnomah County), Position 10


Katherine von Ter Stegge


4th District (Multnomah County), Position 15




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 27


Patricia L. McGuire


4th District (Multnomah County), Position 30


Bob Callahan




5th District (Clackamas County), Position 2




5th District (Clackamas County), Position 7




5th District (Clackamas County), Position 9


Ulanda L. Watkins






10th District (Union County), Position 2


Mona K. Williams




14th District (Josephine County), Position 3


Robert S. Bain


14th District (Josephine County), Position 5






15th District (Coos and Curry Counties), Position 2


Andrew E. Combs




20th District (Washington County), Position 10


Danielle J. Hunsaker




22nd District (Jefferson County), Position 3


Daina A. Vitolins


23rd District (Linn County), Position 1


Michael Wynhausen




23rd District (Linn County), Position 3






25th District (Yamhill County), Position 2