Buying Time 2012: Oregon

May 4, 2012

For information on Oregon's spending, and all other television spending in state supreme court races, click here.

In Oregon, three Supreme Court seats were on the ballot in 2012. Chief Justice Paul De Muniz and Associate Justice Robert Durham both announced they would retire at the end of their terms, leaving their seats open to election. Oregon Court of Appeals Chief Judge David V. Brewer ran unopposed for the seat vacated by Chief Justice De Muniz. In the May 15th primary, Judge Richard C. Baldwin of the Multnomah County Circuit Court, Judge Timothy Sercombe of the Court of Appeals, and attorney Nena Cook competed for Justice Durham’s seat. Baldwin and Cook squared off in the November general election, with Baldwin winning the seat.  Justice Virginia Linder, also up for re-election, ran unopposed for her seat. 

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October 18, 2012- Good Lawyer

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An ad by Dick Baldwin saying he is "a good lawyer, and a great public servant."

October 18, 2012- Impact

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Nena Cook says that "the law can have an impact on people's lives."

May 2, 2012- I know

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Nena Cook says that "only in a justice system that treats everyone fairly will justice truly be achieved."


Jack Roberts, Primary 2012 Aftermath: Lawyers and Judges Steal the Show this Election, Oregon Live, May 17, 2012.