Judge of the Circuit Court

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Paul Lipscomb

Occupation: Presiding Judge, Marion County Circuit Court since 1995.

Occupational Background: Marion County District and Circuit Court Judge since 1986; Attorney in Marion County, 1975-86.

Educational Background: Boston University School of Law, JD Degree 1975; Dartmouth College, BA Degree 1970.

Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon Court of Appeals, Pro Tem Judge.


Judge Lipscomb puts community safety first.

  • Endorsed by Marion County Sheriff Raul Ramirez.
  • Endorsed by Past Marion County District Attorney Dale Penn.
  • Endorsed by Walt Beglau, Marion County District Attorney.
  • Endorsed by the Marion County Police Chiefs.

Judge Lipscomb demonstrates strong leadership and integrity as Presiding Judge.

  • Endorsed by former Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, Wallace P. Carson, Jr.
  • Endorsed by Former Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court Edwin J. Peterson.

Judge Lipscomb is dedicated to serving our community.

  • Endorsed by First Citizens Sue Miller, Richard Withnell, Anna Peterson, Gladys H. Blum, Keeta Lauderdale, and Sam Brentano, Marion County Commissioner.

A Message from Judge Lipscomb:

Marion County is my home. My wife, Donna, and I raised our three children here. For nearly 20 years I have served as your Marion County Judge. As a parent, teacher, judge, and friend, I have worked with you to strengthen our community, our courts and our schools.

For the past 11 years my fellow judges have selected me as their Presiding Judge. I have never avoided the tough cases or the hard issues. Some of those cases have involved the most important and contentious issues in our state. In every case I have followed the law, and I have always been fair to all parties. I have never been beholden to any political party, nor to any special interest group.

I ask for your support in the years ahead, and for your vote.

Thank you, Judge Paul Lipscomb.

(This information furnished by Reelect Judge Lipscomb Committee.)

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