Occupation: Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
Occupational Background: Justice, Oregon Supreme Court; Judge, Oregon Court of Appeals; Trial Judge, Multnomah County Circuit Court; Attorney; farm worker; cannery worker
Educational Background: Univ. of Oregon, JD; Portland State Univ., B.S.; Hillsboro Union HS
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon Supreme Court, 5 1/2 years, Oregon Court of Appeals, 10 years; Multnomah County Circuit Court, 10 years; US Navy 30+ years, retired as Captain.
Family: Two children; two grandchildren
The Judge with the Experience for All OregoniansWith 26 years distinguished public service as a judge, a record of fairness, a reputation for integrity and support throughout every part of Oregon, Justice Bill Riggs, the clear choice for re-election to the Supreme Court.
A Tough, No-Nonsense Approach to CrimeJudge Riggs sentenced hundreds of criminals to hard time. Judge Riggs understands the impact of crime on our communities. Judge Riggs was a Director of the Oregon Judicial Foundation for Criminal Justice, an organization that educates judges, attorneys and citizens on the impact of crime on adult and child victims.
Oregons Overwhelming ChoiceJustice Riggs has earned the support of newspapers, organizations, community leaders, elected officials and citizens in every part of Oregon. East, West, North, South Oregonians support Justice Riggs.
Oregons Leaders Endorse Bill RiggsI served with Bill Riggs on the Supreme Court where he has served with great distinction. He has demonstrated the qualities Oregonians should look for in a judge: intelligence, fairness and diligence. He is clearly the most qualified candidate for this important position.
Ive known Bill Riggs for 25 years, since I served in the legislature. He is smart, decisive, hardworking and fair. And he has valuable experience as a sitting supreme court judge making him the clear choice for this election.
Bill Rutherford, Former Republican State Treasurer
Also endorsing Bill Riggs for Supreme Court
Governor John Kitzhaber MD
Governor Barbara Roberts
Former Supreme Court Justice and Democratic State Senator Betty Roberts
(This information furnished by Reelect Justice Riggs Committee.)