Judge of the Circuit Court
Occupation: Circuit Court Judge
Occupational Background: Clatsop County Circuit Court January 15, 1998 to present; Clatsop County District Court January 4, 1993 to January 15, 1998; Attorney in private practice 1976-1992; Laborer in plywood mills, 1969-1976
Educational Background: Astoria High School, 1969; Willamette University, 1973; University of Oregon Law School, 1976
Prior Governmental Experience: Municipal Judge for Astoria; Municipal Judge for Gearhart; School Board for Lewis and Clark District No. 5; Budget Committee for Astoria School District
It has been my privilege to have served as a Circuit and District Court Judge for Clatsop County since 1993.
As a judge, I have treated all people appearing in my courtroom with respect and I give each case serious and careful consideration. I know that each case that comes to court is important to the people who are involved, whether as a party, a witness or victim. I will continue to devote myself to these principles. I welcome the opportunity to continue as a Circuit Court Judge for Clatsop County.
I also believe it is important to give back to our community by volunteering time to many different activities. I will continue to pursue those opportunities as well.
(This information furnished by Philip L. Nelson.)