Judge of the Supreme Court

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Virginia L. Linder

Occupation: Judge, Oregon Court of Appeals (1997-present); Presiding Judge, Motions Panel, Oregon Court of Appeals

Occupational Background: Oregon Solicitor General; Assistant Attorney General, Appellate Division; Adjunct Law Professor, Willamette Law School

Educational Background: Willamette University, JD; Southern Oregon State College, BA

Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon Department of Justice, 1980-1997

Judge Virginia Linder
Experienced. Trusted. Respected.


"Judge Linder's breadth of experience arguing cases before state and federal courts, including the US Supreme Court, together with her eight years as a sitting judge, makes her the most qualified candidate for Supreme Court. Please join me in voting for Judge Linder."

Jacob Tanzer, former Oregon Supreme Court Justice


"Judge Linder has earned our trust as prosecutors. We support her because she's decisive, practical, and fair."

District Attorneys Paul Burgett (Coos County), Ed Caleb (Klamath County), Tim Colahan (Harney County), Bob Hermann (Washington County)


"Judge Linder has proven to be one of Oregon's finest appellate judges, earning the respect of her colleagues on the Court of Appeals and of the parties who appear before her. Her work ethic, honesty, and legal mind will be an important addition to the Supreme Court."

Betty Roberts, former Oregon Supreme Court Justice

"Virginia Linder is one of the smartest and most hard-working lawyers I have ever known. She quickly emerged as a leader on a court beleaguered by one of the heaviest caseloads in the nation."

Dave Frohnmayer, former Attorney General

Judge Linder

"The work of the Supreme Court affects all Oregonians. I consider it a solemn responsibility. It demands fairness, experience, legal understanding, and common sense. Eight years as a judge and my lifelong commitment to the law give me unmatched perspective and preparation for this position.

Today, Oregon is one of only three states without a woman on its highest court. With your support, we'll bring needed balance and perspective to the bench."

Judge Virginia Linder

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(This information furnished by Judge Virginia Linder for Supreme Court Committee.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722