Teri Plagmann: Non-partisan candidate for Linn Circuit Judge, Position 3
OCCUPATION/WORK HISTORY: I have been a trial attorney for 20 years. I have owned my own practice for 10 years and currently specialize in family law, estate planning and probates. I have additional prior experience in civil litigation, business law, appellate law, agriculture and water law, juvenile dependency and criminal law. I also previously worked on my family's grass seed farm, Plagmann Farms, Inc.
PREVIOUS RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: Court Appointed Special Advocate, Mediator, Courthouse Volunteer for Coalition Against Domestic Violence Program, Street Law classroom teacher, Animal Law Review, Volunteer at St. Andrews Legal Clinic, law clerk at Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic, member of Oregon State Bar Unlawful Practice of Law Committee and State Lawyer Assistance Committee, Volunteer at Oregon School for the Deaf, member of board of directors for Columbia Regional Programs
EDUCATION: South Albany High School, Oregon State University, Lewis & Clark Law School
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Taking care of family, gardening, reading, volunteering at the Oregon School for the Deaf's haunted house, board games
WHY I'M RUNNING: I was born and raised in Linn County on a grass seed farm. My family has resided here for over 100 years and has always been involved in our community. As a litigation attorney, I have appeared in many different courtrooms in front of many judges. In doing so, I have frequently witnessed the powerful role that a judge can play in improving the quality of life for children and families, maintaining the safety of our community and protecting our most vulnerable citizens. I was raised to believe that we should give more to the world than we take from it. In running for judge, I want to use my broad legal experience to continue my family history of working to improve our county and the lives of our citizens. As our community continues to grow and the demands on our judges continue to increase, I am committed to ensuring that our court remains efficient and look for ways to bring improvements. My rural roots have greatly influenced my life. I am hard working, dedicated and stand by my principles. I intend to administer justice that is fair, responsive, and respectful, with litigants and attorneys leaving the courtroom having been treated with dignity, respect and understanding the court process. I would be honored to serve the citizens of Linn County.