Judge of the Circuit Court
Occupation: Circuit Court Judge
Occupational Background: Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem; Attorney in Private Practice; Josephine County Criminal Justice Coordinator; California Supreme Court Staff Attorney; University of San Francisco, School of Law, Teaching Assistant and Moot Court Director; Josephine County Juvenile Department Court Counselor.
Educational Background: University of San Francisco School of Law, JD, (1984); Southern Oregon University (formerly known as Southern Oregon College), M.S., Summa Cum Laude, Interdisciplinary Studies, (1978); Southern Oregon University, B.S., Cum Laude, Criminology, (1974); Grants Pass High School, (1970).
Prior Governmental Experience: Presiding Circuit Court Judge; Josephine County Drug Court Judge; Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem; Precinct Committeeperson; Family and Juvenile Law; Josephine County Court Security Advisory Committee; Judicial Education Committee; Security and Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee; Performance Measures Committee; Budget Reduction Implementation Committee.
Personal: Judge Baker and her husband have been married for 37 years and have three children. Judge Baker was raised in Josephine County.
Community Involvement: Reinhart Volunteer All Sports Park, Mark Brandt Wall of Fame; Law Library Committee; Oregon Women Lawyers; American Association of University Women; Graduate, Grants Pass Department of Public Safety Citizens' Academy; non-profit and charitable organizations.
I have served on the bench for over eight years and have presided over all types of cases including criminal, civil, probate, domestic relations, delinquency, dependency, child custody and domestic violence cases. In addition to my full caseload, I was appointed by Chief Justice De Muniz to serve as Presiding Judge. I have responsibility for the budget, personnel and case management implementation. I take my oath of office seriously and pledge to continue delivering sound, well-reasoned and even-handed judicial and administrative decisions. I grew up here and I am immensely proud of our community. I will continue to work hard serving our local court. I am dedicated to preserving justice for all.
VOTE TO RETAIN JUDGE BAKER
(This information furnished by Citizens To Retain Judge Lindi Baker.)