Judge of the Circuit Court
Don H. Haller, III
Occupation: Attorney at Law
Occupational Background: Laborer, Laborers' Local 320; How Battery, 3d Squadron 116th Armored Cav, Oregon Army National Guard; Union Cannery Worker, Del Monte; Clatsop County Deputy District Attorney; Clatsop County Chief Deputy District Attorney; Part-time Criminal Justice Instructor, Clatsop Community College; Acting Department Head/Instructor, Clatsop Community College Criminal Justice Department.
Educational Background: Diploma, Central Catholic, Portland, OR; BS, Portland State University; JD, Willamette University College of Law.
Prior Governmental Experience: none
This is my thirtieth year living and working as a lawyer in Clatsop County. From 1976 to 1985, I worked in the Clatsop County District Attorney's Office, first as a Deputy and then as Chief Deputy under two different District Attorneys. During that time, I worked in all areas of criminal and juvenile law. I have been in private practice in Astoria, working in both civil and criminal law areas for over twenty years.
My wife Sharon and I have raised three boys here. I have also done the usual parent duties as a Scoutmaster and Cub Scout Pack Committee member, park league basketball coach and assistant soccer and softball coach.
I believe I have had a mixture of experience over the last thirty years that qualifies me to be one of your Circuit Court judges. If elected, I will use that experience fairly and to the benefit of the people of Clatsop County.
As Clatsop County lawyers, we have known and worked with Don Haller for many years. We know him to be a mature, experienced student of the law. He is fair and reasonable with a strong sense of ethics and social values. He will treat all who appear before him with respect. We heartily recommend Don Haller for Circuit Court Judge.
Martin L. Alvey
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(This information furnished by Don H. Haller III.)