Oregon Judicial Vacancies
OREGON CIRCUIT COURTS
On May 23, 2018, Governor Brown announced that she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Lane County Circuit Court created by the planned retirement of Judge Karsten Rasmussen. Details available here.
On May 22, 2018, Governor Brown announced she will appoint Mona K. Williams to the Union/Wallowa County Circuit Court. Ms. Williams will fill the vacancy created by Judge Russell B. West’s retirement, which takes effect May 31, 2018. Details available here.
Circuit Courts - Recent Vacancies
Lane County Circuit Court Vacancy
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced that she is accepting applications for a judicial vacancy on the Lane County Circuit Court created by the planned retirement of Judge Karsten Rasmussen. The Governor thanked Judge Rasmussen for his dedicated judicial service and announced that she will fill the position by appointment. Judge Rasmussen’s retirement takes effect June 30, 2018.
The following candidates have submitted materials to the Governor’s Office for the Lane County Circuit Court vacancy. Comments on any of the candidates can be made to General Counsel at Governor Kate Brown’s Office, Misha Isaak, (503) 378-6246, or email@example.com.
Sanchez Marte, Lourdes
Circuit Courts — Recent Appointments
Union/Wallowa County, 10th Judicial District Circuit Court Appointment
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today announced that she will appoint Wallowa County District Attorney Mona K. Williams to the position of Circuit Judge on Oregon’s Tenth Judicial District, which encompasses Union and Wallowa Counties. Ms. Williams will fill the vacancy created by Judge Russell B. West’s retirement, which takes effect May 31, 2018. Her appointment is effective immediately thereafter. She is the first woman to serve as a circuit judge in Union and Wallowa Counties.
“Mona Williams has devoted her professional career to serving the people of northeast Oregon,” Governor Brown said. “I am so grateful that she is once again willing to answer the call and serve her community and our state, this time as a circuit court judge.”
A native of Wallowa County, Ms. Williams graduated from Joseph High School before earning her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Oregon University and her law degree from the University of Idaho. Ms. Williams practiced law for several years as a sole practitioner in Wallowa County. Since 2007, she has served as the Wallowa County District Attorney.
In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Williams has served the local bar as well. She is a past president of the Wallowa County Bar Association, and a past chair of the Union/Wallowa Local Professional Responsibility Committee.