Judge of the Circuit Court

Richard B. Rambo photo

Richard B. Rambo

Occupation: Circuit Court Judge

Occupational Background: Deputy District Attorney, Baker County, Josephine County; Public Defender, Baker County; Klamath Defender Services (Contract Public Defender); City of Klamath Falls (Contract Public Defender); Attorney; Judge, District Court, Klamath County.

Educational Background: Klamath Union High School, 1967; Oregon Institute of Technology, AAS, Accounting; University of Oregon, BS, Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa; University of Oregon Law School, JD; National Judicial College, General Jurisdiction; Oregon State University, Extension Services, Master Woodland Manager program.

Prior Governmental Experience: Public Prosecutor: Baker & Josephine County, Oregon; Municipal Court Judge (Pro-Tem): City of Klamath Falls; Local Alcohol Planning Commission, Klamath County; Klamath Indian Tribal Executive Committee; Klamath County Commission on Children and Families; Klamath County Museum Advisory Board; Klamath County District Court Judge.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: RICHARD RAMBO and his wife, Susan are committed to Klamath County. They are members of the Klamath County Historical Society and Oregon Small Woodlands Association.

JUDGE RAMBO will apply these principles as your Circuit Court Judge:

>Offenders must be held accountable for their conduct.
>Justice should not be delayed.
>The offender must return something to the community.

JUDGE RAMBO brings to the bench a balanced view. He has seen the prosecution and defense side of the criminal justice system. He has been a judge in Klamath County for the past 13 years. He knows what works and what doesn't. He is not afraid to impose maximum sentences.

JUDGE RAMBO has ordered offenders to perform thousands of hours of public service work. This means a cleaner community for Klamath County citizens.

JUDGE RAMBO was instrumental in establishing the successful Drug Court Program for Klamath County. He has served as the Drug Court Judge since the inception of the program in March 1996. Low-level drug offenders receive prompt drug treatment from local treatment providers allowing them to lead crime free lives.


(This information furnished by Committee to Reelect Judge Rambo.)

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