OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Judith F. Stiegler, Attorney, 1989-1996; Deschutes County Juvenile Court Referee, 1992-1994; Partner, MacRitchie, Petersen & Stiegler, Attorneys, 1987-1989; Instructor, Criminal Justice Program, Central Oregon Community College, 1987-1992; Partner, Dugan & Stiegler, Attorneys, 1983-1986; Associate, Clark & Clark, Attorneys, 1979-1982.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Lewis & Clark College, Northwestern School of Law, Juris Doctor Degree, 1978; University of Oregon, Bachelor's of Science Degree in Political Science, 1975.
PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Current member and past chair, Oregon State Board of Education; Current member, Governor's Policy Planning Committee for the Oregon Children's Plan; Past member, Governor's Readiness to Learn Task Force; Past member and chair, Bend-La Pine School Board; Deschutes County Juvenile Court Referee; Past member and chair, Deschutes County Juvenile Services Commission.
As a lawyer in private practice and current Director for the CASA program, I am keenly aware of the impact courts can have on the quality of life in our communities. I have come to appreciate that this impact can be long lasting and life changing for the parties involved, particularly for our children. As judge, one must be mindful of this impact.
Though a judge must preserve the credibility of our courts by remaining fair and impartial in their decision-making, it is also important that a judge be a positive influence in their community. A judge at work within their community will bring respect for the office as well as the law. It will be important to me to continue my community involvement.
My husband, Mike Dugan and I have lived in Deschutes County for 23 years. We raised our children, Daniel and Molly, here. I look forward to the opportunity to continue contributing to the quality of life here, by serving in this position.
Those endorsing my candidacy include: Retired Sheriff, Darrell Davidson; Loismae Benson; Oran Teater; Jan Wick; Mary Ann Barnett; Randy Povey; Duane "Tony" Halbleib; Roy Silfven; Judy Duncan.
(This information furnished by Committee to elect Judy, Judge.)
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