Jennifer Hisey: Non-partisan candidate for Linn Circuit Judge, Position 3
OCCUPATION/WORK HISTORY:Attorney with Legal Aid Services of Oregon Albany office
PREVIOUS RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: Attorney with the Domestic Violence Clinic at Lane County Legal Aid, 2004 – 2006.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in political science from Western Washington University; juris doctorate from the University of Oregon School of Law. Executive editor, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 2003-04; Distinguished Service Award, 2004
HOBBIES/INTERESTS:Volunteering at daughter’s preschool co-op; reading, playing with family’s dogs
WHY I'M RUNNING: I have dedicated my career to public service and the best way I can continue to serve the people of Linn County with the greatest impact is to be judge. I want Linn County to be a leader in making the justice system as accessible and user-friendly as possible.I believe that my experience, my personality and my set of skills makes me an ideal candidate for this position. After 14+ years of litigating emotionally charged cases like child custody, protective orders, and divorces (often involving domestic violence) I have learned how to separate emotions from the facts and arguments. A judge’s opinions and emotions have no place in a courtroom. What matters is that all sides are given a fair, impartial hearing and that the law is applied without bias. Linn County’s court docket is busy and resources are limited, but one of the things I’ve learned from working for Legal Aid is how to work efficiently to produce quality work with very limited resources. I can keep the busy court docket moving forward so that the people of Linn County are not kept waiting long for their day in court. In addition, I am committed to the people of Linn County. A big part of my current job is outreach and community involvement. I am or have been involved with nearly every community organization in the county by attending meetings, giving presentations or otherwise being used as a resource by their staff. I want to continue to help improve our community.