APPOINT JUDGE DARLEEN ORTEGA
TO THE OREGON SUPREME COURT
Governor Brown recently announced the vacancy of two seats on the Oregon Supreme Court created by the upcoming retirement of Justice Thomas Balmer and Justice Martha Walters. We are asking for you to urge Governor Brown to appoint Judge Darleen Ortega to the Oregon Supreme Court.
Judge Ortega currently sits on the Oregon Court of Appeals and has brought her values of integrity, community, and leadership to bear throughout her nearly 20 years on that bench.
Judge, Oregon Court of Appeals, since October 2003, and as Presiding Judge since 2011.
Adjunct law professor at Lewis & Clark School of Law (2018, 2020 to present).
University of Oregon School of Law (2020 to present).
Willamette University School of Law (2020 to present).
Attorney in private civil practice (1989 to 2003).
J.D., University of Michigan School of Law with honors, 1989;
B.A. in Writing/Literature, George Fox College with honors, 1984.
Banks High School with honors, 1980
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Fill out the form below to send a message to the Governor's Office supporting the appointment of Judge Ortega to the Oregon Supreme Court! Keep in mind that whatever you send will become a public record (except that your email address is protected per ORS 192.355, subsection 40). You do not have to use your full name. If you would like a response from your officials, an accurate e-mail address is necessary.
NOTE: Even if you don't want to give your full name, please do NOT pretend to be someone else. It diminishes the impact of other e-mails.
Personalize your message. Let Governor Brown know who you are, where you're from, and why you support Judge Ortega.
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Don't worry if you're not an expert on details... The Governor and her staff hear from so-called experts all day long, but your voice means much more as a constituent.
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