County Office
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Occupation: Law Clerk

Occupational Background: Captain, U.S. Marine Corps (7 years)

Educational Background: University of Oregon - Doctor of Jurisprudence; United States Naval Academy - Bachelor of Science

Prior Governmental Experience: U.S. Marine Corps - enlisted & officer; Oregon State Senate - Staff; Lane County Circuit Court - Law Student Extern; Lane County District Attorney - Volunteer Victim Advocate & Certified Law Student Prosecutor; Public Defender Services of Lane County - Certified Law Student Defender; U.S. Department of Justice Office of Immigration Litigation - Intern; Associated Students of the University of Oregon - Senator & Associate Justice of the Constitution Court

Record of Community Involvement:
American Bar Association Law Student Division Representative; Community Action Advisory Committee for the Lane County Human Services Commission; Eagle Scout; IRS Certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistant; KWVA (88.1FM) Advisory Board; Lane County Law Library Advisory Committee; Springfield Chamber of Commerce Government Issues Committee; U of O Bookstore Board of Directors; U of O Law School Pro Bono Executive Board

I want this job in order to guide individuals away from making the kind of bad decisions that ultimately land them in Circuit Court. My formal legal education and courtroom experience make me the most qualified candidate for this post. As a Lane County native and proud Springfielder, I understand and appreciate the diverse nature of our community and I will treat everyone who has business with the court with a due level of genuine respect.

I served in the Iraq War alongside brave people who risked their lives every day just to do this type of work because it is essential to the health of any society. As Justice of the Peace I will make well reasoned, compassionate, and legally informed decisions and will run an efficient and fair court.

Your vote is important in this election, and I humbly
ask for it today.

(This information furnished by Wally Hicks.)