Bob Newell, 2002-03
Judy Edwards was the Executive Director, and we had four full-time and one part-time staff.
Board members included Robert Neuberger, Julie Vacura, Sylvia Stevens, Jeff Matthews, Kelly Hagan, Tom Christ, Lori Deveny, Hollis McMilan, Cathy Keenan, Sim Rapoport, Helen Smith, Kathryn Villa-Smith and Mike Greene.
Two initiatives for change the way we elect judges - one would have allowed voters to select "none of the above" and one picked appellate judges by district. The MBA led a coalition that defeated both.
Some would say that the initiative battle was a "new" political activity; I don't think so.
We participated in Law Day events and worked with the judges in Multnomah County to form a speakers bureau to help address citizen groups about the judiciary.
Proudest presidential moment
Defeat of the judicial initiatives