Governor Makes Judicial Appointments
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Governor Kate Brown has announced eight appointments to fill judicial vacancies on Oregon's courts. These appointments are effective July 17, 2017.
The Oregon Court of Appeals presently has three vacancies, created by the elevations of Justice Meagan A. Flynn and Justice Rebecca A. Duncan to the Oregon Supreme Court, and by the retirement of Judge Timothy J. Sercombe. To these vacant positions Governor Brown appoints Robyn E. Ridler Aoyagi (Position 4), Judge Bronson James (Position 2), and Steven R. Powers (Position 7).
The Clackamas County Circuit Court presently has two vacancies, created by the retirements of Judge Deanne L. Darling and Judge Eve L. Miller. To these vacant positions Governor Brown appoints Ulanda L. Watkins (Position 9) and Representative Ann Lininger (Position 2).
The Multnomah County Circuit Court presently has three vacancies, created by the retirements of Judge Henry Kantor and Judge Julie E. Franz, and by the elevation of Judge Bronson James to the Oregon Court of Appeals. To these vacant positions Governor Brown appoints Katharine von Ter Stegge (Position 10), Christopher A. Ramras (Position 15), and Benjamin N. Souede (Position 30).