Highly Qualified Candidate List provided to Governor

The MBA screens judicial applicants for the Multnomah County Circuit Court. The committee met recently to consider the applicants for the vacancy created by Judge Michael Marcus' upcoming retirement. The letter text is below.

The Honorable John Kitzhaber
160 State Capitol
900 Court Street
Salem, Oregon 97301-4047

Dear Governor Kitzhaber:

On behalf of the Multnomah Bar Association, I am pleased to forward to you the MBA's list of "Highly Qualified" applicants for the Multnomah County Circuit Court position opened by the retirement of Judge Marcus.

As you are aware, the MBA takes its screening responsibility very seriously and has served many governors over the decades. Our Judicial Screening Committee is a diverse group of respected practitioners who conduct a confidential and thorough assessment of candidates by objective criteria.

Our list of Highly Qualified candidates is comprised of:

Beth Allen
Andrea Anderly
Amy Holmes-Hehn
Lisabeth Kaufman
John Knowles
Shelly Matthys
Todd Van Rysselberghe

We appreciate the opportunity to assist you in this very important process.


Greg Moawad
MBA President

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