Occupation: Presiding Judge, Benton County Circuit
Court, 21st Judicial District.
Occupational Background: Benton County Circuit Court Judge; Benton County Deputy District Attorney; Corvallis Deputy City Attorney; Portland Associate Deputy City Attorney.
Educational Background: University of Oregon, School of Law, J.D.; Oregon State University, B.S. in Political Science.
Prior Governmental Experience: Appointed by Governor Kitzhaber, then elected Benton County Circuit Court Judge; Benton Commission on Children and Families; Benton Juvenile Justice Task Force; Benton Family Violence Council; Local Alcohol and Drug Planning Committee.
Memberships and Activities: Chief Justices Advisory Committee on Treatment Courts; National Association of Drug Court Professionals; Oregon Association of Drug Court Professionals; Joint Committee on Trial Court Judicial Resources; Oregon Circuit Judges Association; Oregon Women Lawyers; Willamette Criminal Justice Council; Classroom Law Project; Benton County Bar; Oregon State Bar; Corvallis Altrusa Club; Corvallis Ambassadors.
JUDGE HOLCOMB likes spending time with her two daughters
and three dogs. She enjoys birdwatching, sports, theater and blues music.
JUDGE HOLCOMB is experienced at providing a just, impartial forum for resolving legal disputes. She is patient, understanding and courteous to all who appear in her court. She recognizes and respects the rights of each participant in the administration of justice.
JUDGE HOLCOMB has a strong background in criminal and juvenile law and has been instrumental in implementing Drug Court in Benton County. As Presiding Judge, she oversees administration, policies and practices of the local Circuit Court system. She is committed to addressing community concerns that impact all citizens.
JUDGE HOLCOMB is respected throughout the community for her honesty, integrity, fairness, common sense and diligence. She serves the people of Benton County with thoughtful strength and dignity.
Continue strong judicial leadership in Benton County - Reelect
JUDGE JANET HOLCOMB
(This information furnished by Committee to Re-Elect Circuit Court Judge
Janet S. Holcomb.)