Oregon Supreme Court
The terms of three Oregon Supreme Court justices will expire in January 2019. These justices must stand for election by voters in 2018 in order to remain on the bench. Judges in Oregon participate in nonpartisan elections in even-numbered years. All judicial races require a primary election except those to fill a midterm vacancy for a seat that would otherwise not have appeared on the ballot that year. In the case of such a midterm vacancy, the primary may be skipped if only one or two candidates file for that office. If a candidate in the primary for a seat filled by a midterm appointment receives over 50 percent of the vote in the primary, that candidate's name appears unopposed on the general election ballot.
Rebecca A. Duncan is a justice on the Oregon Supreme Court. She was appointed to the court by Democratic Governor Kate Brown on May 10, 2017, and began serving on July 1, 2017. She was appointed to replace the retired David V. Brewer. Duncan's term expires on January 6, 2019. Judge Brewer was previously a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals, Position 2.
Meagan A. Flynn is a justice on the Oregon Supreme Court, Position 3. She was appointed to the position by Democratic Governor Kate Brown on April 3, 2017, to replace the retired Richard C. Baldwin. Flynn's term expires on January 6, 2019. Justice Flynn was formerly a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals, Position 7.
Adrienne Nelson is a justice on the Oregon Supreme Court. She was appointed by Democratic Governor Kate Brown in 2018 to replace retired Justice Jack Landau. Nelson's current term ends on January 6, 2019. Nelson filed to run for election in 2018 in order to remain on the bench. She was previously a judge on the Multnomah County Circuit Court in Oregon. The court has jurisdiction over Multnomah County and is located within the 4th Judicial District.