Judge of the Circuit Court

Janet Schoenhard Holcomb photo


  • Occupation: Judge, Benton County Circuit Court, 21st Judicial District

    Occupational Background:

    Circuit Court Judge for Benton County, 21st Judicial District - Position 2; Deputy District Attorney, Benton County; Deputy City Attorney, Corvallis; Associate Deputy City Attorney, Portland.

    Educational Background: University of Oregon, School of Law, J.D.; Oregon State University, B.S. in Political Science.

    Prior Governmental Experience: Circuit Court Judge for Benton County, appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber; Chief Justice's Advisory Committee on Treatment Courts; OJD/OSB Joint Committee on Trial Court Judicial Resources; Willamette Criminal Justice Council; Benton County Commission on Children and Families; Juvenile Justice Task Force; Benton County Family Violence Council; Benton County Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee.

    Professional Memberships and Activities: Governor's Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission; National Association of Drug Court Professionals; Oregon Association of Drug Court Professionals - current President; Oregon Circuit Judges Association; Oregon Women Lawyers; Linn-Benton Bar Association; Oregon State Bar; Altrusa International of Corvallis.

    JUDGE HOLCOMB is a respected member of the legal community. She has a strong background in criminal and juvenile law and has been instrumental in the implementation and operation of the Benton County Adult Drug Treatment Court. She is committed to addressing community concerns regarding substance abuse and related crime.

    JUDGE HOLCOMB provides a fair and impartial forum for resolving legal disputes. She is patient, understanding and courteous to all who appear in her court. She recognizes and respects the rights of all participants in the administration of justice.

    JUDGE HOLCOMB is respected in the community for her honesty, integrity, fairness, common sense and diligence. She serves the people of Benton County with thoughtful strength and dignity.


    (This information furnished by Committee to Re-Elect Circuit Court Judge Janet S. Holcomb.)

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