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Judge of the Circuit Court District 4 Position 12

Qualifications: Candidate must be US Citizen, a registered voter, a resident of the state 3 years prior to filing for candidacy or appointment; candidate must reside or have a principal office in the judicial district or in a judicial district adjacent to the judicial district for which the judge is elected or appointed as provided in ORS 3.041, for one year prior to election; candidate must be not older than 75; and candidate must be a member of the Oregon State Bar at time of election or appointment. ORS 3.041 &3.050Term: 6 years (must retire at the end of calendar year in which judge attains age 75) Salary: $142,136 (2020)In Event of Vacancy: Governor appoints qualified person to serve until successor is elected.Duties: Circuit court judges are elected on a nonpartisan ballot for a term of six years. There are 173 circuit judges serving the 36 Oregon counties. The circuit judges are grouped in 27 geographical areas called judicial districts. The circuit courts are the state trial courts of general jurisdiction. The circuit courts have juvenile jurisdiction in all counties except Gilliam, Morrow, Sherman and Wheeler, where the county court exercises juvenile jurisdiction except for termination of parental rights proceedings, over which the circuit courts have exclusive jurisdiction. The circuit courts also exercise jurisdiction in probate, adoptions, guardianship and conservatorship cases in all counties except Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Sherman and Wheeler. To expedite judicial business, the chief justice of the Supreme Court may assign any circuit judge to sit in any judicial district in the state.Source: Oregon Blue Book Rev. 1/2018

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Biographical Information

What reforms in sentencing would you recommend?

What life and professional experiences do you bring to this position? How might these experiences influence your work as a judge?

How could the court system be assessed for unintentional racial bias? What should be done if evidence of bias is discovered?

¿Qué reformas recomendaría usted en la determinación de sentencias?

¿Con qué experiencias de vida y profesionales llegará a este cargo? ¿Cómo influirán esas experiencias en su trabajo como juez?

¿Cómo se podría evaluar el sistema de corte en cuanto al prejuicio racial no intencionado? ¿Qué se debería hacer si se descubre evidencia del prejuicio?