Judge of the Supreme Court
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Rives
Kistler

Nonpartisan

Occupation: Judge, Oregon Supreme Court

Occupational Background: Judge of the Court of Appeals (1999-2003); Assistant Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice (1987-1999); Attorney, Stoel Rives LLP (1983-1987); Adjunct Professor of State Constitutional Law, Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College (1999 and 1997); Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States (1982-1983) and to the Honorable Charles Clark, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1981-1982)

Educational Background: Georgetown University Law School, JD, summa cum laude (1981); University of North Carolina, MA (1978); Williams College, BA, cum laude (1971)

Prior Governmental Experience: Assistant Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice; Chair, National Association of Attorneys General First Amendment Working Group; Member, National Association of Attorneys General Criminal Law Working Group; Vice-Chair, Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners

RIVES KISTLER FOR OREGON SUPREME COURT:
EXPERIENCED. TOUGH. FAIR.

Experienced

“With a long record of service to our state, Judge Kistler is the ideal choice to serve on the Oregon Supreme Court. He has a tremendous work ethic, a deep understanding of the law, and has earned my strongest support.”
Dave Frohnmayer, Former Attorney General of Oregon

“More than ever, we need judges committed to upholding our Constitution. Oregon and its citizens are fortunate to have an individual of Judge Kistler’s caliber and character on the bench.”
William L. Richardson
Oregon Court of Appeals (1976-1997)
Chief Judge (1993-1997)

Tough

“Rives Kistler is a great judge. He’s practical, hard-working, knowledgeable and tough. We hope you’ll join us in voting for Judge Kistler for Oregon Supreme Court.”
Michael D. Schrunk, Multnomah County District Attorney
Edwin Caleb, Klamath County District Attorney
Dale Penn, Marion County District Attorney
Joshua Marquis, Clatsop County District Attorney

Fair

“Judge Kistler’s intelligence, integrity and even-handedness make him an exceptionally important member of the Oregon Supreme Court. He’s a great asset to Oregon’s judicial system.”
Barbara Roberts, Former Governor of Oregon

(This information furnished by The Committee to Retain Judge Rives Kistler, Oregon Supreme Court.)
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