Judge of the Circuit Court

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Steven Fogelson

Occupation: Attorney, Private Practice, since 1992; Member Oregon State Bar since 1983

Occupational Background: 1992 to Present - Private Practice; 1992 to 1997 - Tribal Public Defender; 1992 to 1997 - Chief Deputy District Attorney Umatilla County; 1983 - Lane County Deputy District Attorney; Police Officer; Law Clerk; Mover; Salesman; Mill Worker; Food Service

Educational Background: University of Oregon B.S. (1979); Basic Police Certificate, Reno NV (1979); University of Oregon J.D (1983); Deputy Medical Examiner Training

Prior Governmental Experience: Police Officer, Oregon City, Oregon and Reno, Nevada; Deputy District Attorney, Umatilla County and Lane County, Oregon


Former Police Officer
8.5 Years Umatilla County Chief Deputy District Attorney
Prosecuted Murders, Rapist, Child Molesters, and Criminals with fairness and justice
14 Years Private Practice - Divorce, Family Law, Child Support and Criminal Law
Former Co-chair Child Protection Team


Night Court
For minor matters; Public Convenience; No additional costs

Juvenile Justice
Individual Counseling; Family involvement; Intensive monitoring; Require Education, Work and Community Service

Release Agreements
Reasonable Conditions; Judicial Supervision; Individual case reviews

Mediation for Neighborhood Disputes; First time Non-violent Domestic Matter Diversions; Revitalize drug court; Compliance Supervision; Education, Counseling, addiction treatment, and creative sentences

No Politics
Equal treatment regardless of wealth or status; Same Rules For All

Prompt Filing, Arraignment, Hearing, and Trial; Efficient exchange of information.

STEVE HAS REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE. Steve raised two children as both noncustodial and custodial parent. Steve and his wife Teresa have five grown children and four grandchildren. He is involved in Lions since 1985 and March of Dimes. Because Steve has been a police officer, crime victim, prosecutor, and defense attorney he can balance public safety with fairness. Each case will be entitled to individual consideration.

STEVE BELIEVES JUDGES SHOULD BE ACCESSIBLE, not isolated among the politically connected or lawyers. Judges must be available and accessible, not just at budget or election times.

(This information furnished by Steven Fogelson.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722