Candidates tout resumes in Ore. Supreme Court race
Saturday, May 5, 2012
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon voters have a rare opportunity to influence the state's highest court.
Three lawyers are vying for one seat on the Oregon Supreme Court.
Judicial candidates don't talk about cases they might have to decide, and no party affiliations are listed on the ballot. Instead, they pitch their experience and their achievements.
Multnomah County Circuit Court judge Robert Baldwin argues that his 11 years on a trial court bench bring a perspective that's underrepresented on the Supreme Court.
Portland attorney Nena Cook says she has the best balance of experience after decades arguing cases and working in a prosecutor's office during law school.
And Oregon Court of Appeals judge Timothy Sercombe says his experience handling appeals cases as a lawyer and a judge makes him the most qualified candidate.