Judge of the Circuit Court

Michael Wynhausen photo


  • Occupation: Linn County Deputy District Attorney

    Occupational Background: Linn County Deputy District Attorney, 2005 – Present; Benton County Deputy District Attorney, 1999 – 2005; Linn County Deputy District Attorney, 1997 – 1999; Union County Deputy District Attorney, 1996 – 1997; Acting Lane County Deputy District Attorney, 1995 – 1996

    Educational Background: University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.; Santa Clara University, B.A.

    Prior Governmental Experience: Deputy District Attorney; Oregon District Attorney’s Association Legislative Committee; Vice President, Linn/Benton Bar Association;

    Community Activities: Executive Board Member, ABC House


    Michael Wynhausen has the experience necessary to be your Linn County Judge. Not only has he spent his entire legal career in the service of the public as a prosecutor, but the nature of that experience has made him uniquely qualified to be your next Judge. He has been in court throughout his career on an almost daily basis, having taken literally hundreds of cases to trial. Moreover, almost half of his career has been spent, right here in the Linn County Courthouse. He knows your courthouse, the things that work and those that don’t.

    Fairness and Justice for the Citizens of Linn County

    Michael Wynhausen is committed to the proposition that the courts are here for the citizens of Linn County, and that every person who comes before the court has a right to be heard and to be treated fairly in the eyes of the law.

    Public Safety and Offender Accountability

    While everyone is innocent unless and until they have been proven guilty, once that guilt has been lawfully established, they can and must be held to account for their actions. Michael Wynhausen has spent his entire career striving to promote public safety and offender accountability while fighting for the rights of crime victims.

    Endorsed in the Community

    Andy Olson, State Representative
    Tim Mueller, Linn County Sheriff
    Jason Carlile, Linn County District Attorney
    William Tucker, Linn County Commissioner
    John Lindsey, Linn County Commissioner
    Albany Police Association
    Sweet Home Police Emergency Services

    (This information furnished by Michael Wynhausen for Linn County Judge.)

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