2014 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 April 2014 Judicial Preference Polls



Oregon Supreme Court, Position 1




Oregon Supreme Court, Position 7








Oregon Court of Appeals, Position 1




Oregon Court of Appeals, Position 4




Oregon Court of Appeals, Position 11




Oregon Court of Appeals, Position 12




Oregon Court of Appeals, Position 13


Doug Tookey






Oregon Tax Court


Henry C. Breithaupt






1st District (Jackson County), Position 1


Lorenzo Mejia


1st District (Jackson County), Position 2




1st District (Jackson County), Position 3


Kelly Ravassipour


1st District (Jackson County), Position 6


Timothy Barnack


1st District (Jackson County), Position 8


Lisa Greif




2nd District (Lane County), Position 2


Charles Carlson


2nd District (Lane County), Position 3


Mustafa Kasubhai


2nd District (Lane County), Position 4


Charles Zennache


2nd District (Lane County), Position 15


Clara Rigmaiden




3rd District (Marion County), Position 2


Tracy Prall


3rd District (Marion County), Position 3


Cheryl Pellegrini


3rd District (Marion County), Position 14


Susan Tripp




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 1




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 2




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 5


Christopher J. Marshall


4th District (Multnomah County), Position 6




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 10




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 11


Kenneth R. Walker


4th District (Multnomah County), Position 12


Gregory Silver


4th District (Multnomah County), Position 13


Maureen McKnight


4th District (Multnomah County), Position 14


Amy Holmes Hehn


4th District (Multnomah County), Position 18




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 19




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 21




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 24


Jean Maurer


4th District (Multnomah County), Position 27




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 30




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 33


Michael Loy


4th District (Multnomah County), Position 34




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 36




4th District (Multnomah County), Position 38






5th District (Clackamas County), Position 6




5th District (Clackamas County), Position 8




5th District (Clackamas County), Position 9


Deanne Darling




10th District (Union and Wallawa Counties), Position 2


Russ West




11th District (Deschutes County), Position 5




11th District (Deschutes County), Position 7


Stephen Forte




13th District (Klamath County), Position 1


Rodger Isaacson




15th District (Coos and Curry Counties), Position 6






16th District (Douglas County), Position 1






17th District (Lincoln County), Position 1


Sheryl Bachart




18th District (Clatsop County), Position 1


Paula Brownhill




19th District (Columbia County), Position 1




19th District (Columbia County), Position 2


Ted Grove


19th District (Columbia County), Position 3






20th District (Washington County), Position 2


Kirsten Thompson


20th District (Washington County), Position 5




20th District (Washington County), Position 7


Andrew Erwin


20th District (Washington County), Position 8




20th District (Washington County), Position 12


Beth Roberts


20th District (Washington County), Position 14


Rick Knapp




21st District (Benton County), Position 1


Locke A. Willams


21st District (Benton County), Position 2


Matthew Donohue




22nd District (Jefferson and Crook County), Position 2


Daniel Ahern


22nd District (Jefferson and Crook County), Position 2


Gary Lee Williams




23rd District (Linn County), Position 2


David Delsman




24th District (Grant and Harney County), Position 1






25th District (Yamhill County), Position 4


J. Mark Lawrence




26th District (Lake County), Position 1


Robert Nichols




27th District (Tillamook County), Position 2


Mari Garrid Trevino