Occupation: Attorney in private practice.
Occupational Background: Attorney in general practice of law twenty-seven years; Morrow County District Attorney two years; Morrow County Deputy District Attorney one year; Umatilla City Attorney two years; Teacher two years.
Educational Background: Portland State University B.S.; Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, J.D 1977.
Prior Governmental Experience: Morrow County District Attorney and Deputy District Attorney; Umatilla City Attorney; Board member and chair of the Oregon Trail Library District.
Other Law Related Activities: Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee; Oregon State Bar Ethics Committee; Umatilla Morrow Family Law Advisory Committee; Oregon Legal Services Pro Bono intake volunteer; Hermiston Domestic Violence Victims Attorney.
Personal: Married to William J. Kuhn for thirty-three years; two adult children raised in Morrow County.
33 years in the practice of law in Morrow County has enabled me to develop a very broad range of experience in both public and private sector law. I have extensive trial experience encompassing many areas of civil law and criminal law. I have represented Morrow County Cities and special districts for many years. In addition, I have practiced in federal court and before the Oregon Court of Appeals
I will bring a tough, fair, common sense approach to the cases I decide. My policy is to see that the law is fairly applied to all persons who appear before me, no matter what their status. My diverse background and experience allow me to bring a balanced perspective to the role of judge.
I have served in the Heppner Soroptomist and Willow County Service Club; Heppner Economic Development Commission; 4-H Cooking Club Leader; Heppner and Hermiston Chamber of Commerce; St. Patrick's Committee and Auction co-chair; Domestic Violence Board of Directors; Chair of the Oregon Trail Library District. I believe the person serving as the Justice of the Peace must be available and dedicated to serving the community. My record of community service speaks for itself.
(This information furnished by Annetta L. Spicer.)