Judge of the Supreme Court
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William
Riggs

Nonpartisan

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 Oregonians

With 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 Crime

Judge 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.

Oregon’s Overwhelming Choice

Justice 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.

Oregon’s Leaders Endorse Bill Riggs

“I 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.”

Ted Kulongoski

“I’ve 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.)
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