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.)

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