Changes on our Court

February 2008
By Judge John Wittmayer, Multnomah County Circuit Court

As the saying goes, the only constant is change. Judge Ronald Cinniger retired on December 31, 2007, and Governor Kulongoski has appointed Stephen Bushong to replace him. Judge Bushong comes to us from the Oregon Department of Justice, where most recently he was Chief Trial Counsel, in charge of the Trial Division. And on January 1, Presiding Judge Dale Koch finished his last term as presiding judge, after almost six years in that position. The bar and the bench in this county owe a great deal to Judge Koch for his fine leadership as presiding judge. The new presiding judge is Judge Jean Kerr Maurer.