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Judge of the Circuit Court

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Leon S. Colas
Nonpartisan

Occupation: Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem/Hearings Referee, Multnomah County Circuit Court

Occupational Background: Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem; Municipal Court Judge; Attorney in private practice; Police Officer; U.S. Air Force-Civil Engineer.

Educational Background: University of Oregon School of Law, J.D., 1992; Oregon College of Education, B.A., 1977; Klamath Union High School, 1971.

Prior Governmental Experience: Municipal court judge, Cornelius, McMinnville, and Gaston.

Personal: Fifteen year resident of Washington County; Wife Karen, son Marc.

LEON COLAS - AN EXPERIENCED JUDGE

Currently a full-time judge pro tem in Multnomah County Circuit Court presiding over every phase of jury trials, from pre-trial matters to jury selection to sentencing; Felony and misdemeanor arraignments, pre-trial release hearings, extradition cases, DUII diversion hearings, stalking trials, landlord-tenant cases, small claims trials, and traffic and violation arraignments and trials. Helped develop the Uniform Criminal Judgment form for misdemeanor sentencing.

As a municipal court judge for nearly 12 years, handled city ordinance violations and traffic cases; As the McMinnville Municipal Court Judge presided over jury trials on DUII cases, DUII diversion hearings and court trials in other criminal and traffic cases; Completed the New Judge Seminar for new circuit court judges while a municipal court judge.

LEON COLAS - DEDICATED TO THE COMMUNITY
Judge for Washington County and Yamhill County Youth Peer Courts
Pro bono legal services - Senior Law Project
Youth Mock Court advisor, Forest Grove High School
Ballad Towne Kiwanis Club, former member, term as president
Church deacon and board secretary
Board member, Emmaus Christian School
Board member, Westside Christian School
Little League coach

LEON COLAS - ENDORSED BY FELLOW JUDGES
Cheryl Albrecht
Richard Baldwin
Eric Bloch
Terry Hannon
Ed Jones
Dale Koch
Lewis Lawrence
Gregg Lowe
Jean Maurer
Michael McShane
Tom Ryan
Steve Todd

Learn more about Leon Colas at: www.colasforjudge.com

(This information furnished by Leon Colas for Judge Committee.)

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