Comment Period for Supreme Court Candidates

The Oregon State Bar has published the following notice soliciting comments on candidates for the Oregon Supreme Court vacancy:

The following is a list of highly qualified candidates for the Oregon Supreme Court Court Vacancy. Comments on any of the candidates can be made to General Counsel at Governor Kate Brown’s Office, Misha Isaak, (503) 378-6246, or [email protected].
  • Allen, Beth
  • Cook, Nena
  • Kasubhai, Mustafa
  • Lagesen, Erin
  • Nelson, Adrienne
  • Ortega, Darleen
  • Runkles-Pearson, P.K.
  • Shorr, Scott
  • Tookey, Douglas

Governor Brown is committed to a diverse and inclusive judiciary. The Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA), OGALLA, the LGBTQ Bar Association, the Oregon Chapter of the National Bar Association (OC-NBA), and the Oregon Hispanic Bar Association (OHBA) have created the Oregon Judicial Diversity Coalition (OJDC) to conduct interviews for applicants interested in receiving endorsements from those specialty bars. Applicants interested in participating in the OJDC’s interview process can find information and application materials here ( All applications to OJDC are due no later than the deadline for the application forms to the Governor.