Judge of the Circuit Court
Susan M. Tripp photo
Susan M.


Occupation: Marion County Circuit Court Judge

Occupational Background: Marion County Circuit Court Judge, (2003 to date); Circuit Judge Pro Tem (1997-2002) Marion County and Linn County; Marion County District Attorney's Office (1993-1997); Linn County District Attorney's Office (1989-1992).

Educational Background: JD George Mason University School of Law; BA George Washington University.

Prior Governmental Experience: Marion County Circuit Court Judge; Co-Chair, Criminal Law Committee of the Oregon Judicial Conference; Chief Justice's Criminal Justice Advisory Committee; Marion County Public Safety Coordinating Council; Marion County Domestic Violence Council; Circuit Court Judge Pro Tem (full and part-time); Deputy District Attorney, Linn and Marion Counties; Trial Panel Chair, Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board; Statewide CASA Taskforce; Law Clerk, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern Dist. VA


District Attorney Walter M. Beglau

Woodburn Police Association

Keizer Police Association

Oregon State Police Officers' Association Salem


All elected judges of the Marion County Circuit Court


"Judge Tripp is an outstanding Circuit Court Judge. With over a decade of circuit court judicial experience and many years as a prosecutor, Judge Tripp has the knowledge, judgment and commitment we need on the bench to protect our community. She is firm and fair. As a judge, parent, and community volunteer, Judge Tripp devotes her time and talents to forging a safer community, promoting accountability, and strengthening families in our community."

Walter M. Beglau, Marion County District Attorney


Community activities past and present include: Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of Santiam Council; guest lecturer and mentor, Willamette Law School; Boy Scouts of America Pack chair and den leader; youth baseball and soccer coach; Board of Directors, Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network (Salem/Keizer Church coalition housing homeless families); Teen Pregnancy Prevention Group; Co-President, Mary Leonard Law Society (supporting programs for women and children); Sumpter School volunteer.

(This information furnished by Committee to Re-Elect Judge Susan M. Tripp.)