Occupation: Circuit Court Judge, Marion County, Oregon.
Occupational Background: Includes the law firm of Ashcroft Wiles, LLP, specializing in complex litigation and insurance defense, United States Army Trial Counsel, Special Assistant United States Attorney, and United States Military Magistrate.
Educational Background: Reflects a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctorate from McGeorge School of Law. He is a graduate of The Judge Advocate General's School, United States Army, the United States Army Command and General's Staff College. Additional course work includes the following: National College of District Attorneys; Government Contract Attorney and Claims Litigation and Remedies; Fraud In Government Contracting; Terrorism and Anti-Terrorism Activities; and Basic and Advanced Environmental Law.
Prior Governmental Experience: Includes service as Marion County Circuit Court Judge; Marion County Circuit Judge Pro Tem; State Director, United States Selective Service; Commissioned Officer, United States Army and Oregon Army National Guard; Special Assistant United States Attorney; United States Military Magistrate; General and Special Courts Martial Judge; Summary Court Officer; and Administrative Law Hearings Officer. Judge Ashcroft's military career includes service assignments as a Commanding Officer of Infantry and Armor units, the Oregon State Judge Advocate, and Commander, Oregon State Defense Force with the rank of Brigadier General.
Judge Ashcroft has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, United States Bankruptcy Court, and the District Court for the District of Oregon, United States Court of Military Appeals, and Army Court of Military Review. Judge Ashcroft served as Vice President of the Marion County Bar Association, and was a member of the Oregon State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel.
Judge Ashcroft is endorsed by Governor Ted Kulongoski, Marion County District Attorney Walter M. Beglau, Marion County Sheriff Russ Isham, Senior Judge Paul J. Lipscomb, and all current Marion County Circuit Court Judges.
(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Judge Ashcroft.)