Occupational Background: Private practice, 19 years; 10 years state and federal government practice, management and policy positions.
Educational Background: JD, Georgetown University Law Center; AB, Assumption College.
Prior Governmental Experience: Pro-Tem Circuit Judge; Attorney, Oregon Judicial Department; Attorney, Federal Judicial Branch; U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer.
Community Service: Founder, Blanchet School; youth soccer and basketball coach; Chair, Morningside Neighborhood Association.
Family: Married 20 years; three daughters.
PAUL CONNOLLY - A FAIR VOICE - A SAFER OREGONDear Fellow Oregonian,
The choice you make for Attorney General is a very important one – it will impact both your rights and your future safety.
Justice should not be limited to those who can afford to pay high-priced fees. I have practiced law for over 19 years, bringing justice to farms, ranches, and small businesses across the state.
As an attorney and counselor, I have dedicated my life to strengthening and protecting Oregon’s small businesses and family farms. As Oregon’s chief prosecutor and law enforcement officer, I pledge to defend your rights and protect your safety. You should expect no less.
We are getting less, however. Crime is up and our quality of life is down. It’s easy to see that meth and identity theft are ravaging our communities.
Despite the economic squeeze on our schools, our health care and our police, the present Attorney General has swollen his agency’s budget, doubling spending in just a few short years. Yet ask yourself, are we safer today than we were four years ago?
Our world and our state are very different places today. It will take strong leadership and vision to ensure the safety and security of each Oregonian. I ask for your support and your vote so that together we can create equal protection and equal justice for all.
PAUL CONNOLLY - A FAIR VOICE - A SAFER OREGON