Oregon judicial elections, 2010
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If a candidate for nonpartisan office is running against at least one other candidate, she or he must receive at least 50.01% of the vote in the primary election to win. If no one receives a majority in the primary, the two candidates with the most votes advance to the general election.
Up for election in Oregon in 2010 were two seats on the Supreme Court, three seats on the Court of Appeals and several county court positions. Judges on the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Circuit Courts are all elected to six-year terms.
- Supreme Court Justice Rives Kistler ran for re-election. He was re-elected with 98.8% of the vote.
- Judge Jack Landau, of the Oregon Court of Appeals, ran for a seat on the Oregon Supreme Court vacated by Michael Gillette. Administrative law judge for the Oregon Public Utility Commission, Allan J. Arlow, also ran for the seat.  Since there were only two candidates for the seat, the May 18th primary decided the winner.
Court of Appeals
There were three seats on the Oregon Court of Appeals up for a vote in 2010. Rebecca Duncan, Darleen Ortega and Robert Wollheim all have expiring terms, and all ran for re-election, unopposed. Jack Landau ran for a seat on the Oregon Supreme Court, and his seat will be filled via appointment.
- Rebecca Duncan elected with 98.21% of the vote.
- Darleen Ortega re-elected with 98.71% of the vote.
- Robert Wollheim re-elected with 98.81% of the vote.
There were currently 8 candidates filed for County Court positions. All were running in contested elections.
|Court/Seat||Candidates||Primary Results||General Results|
|Harney County Court||Hilda M. Allison, Steven E. Grasty, Hobert Kim Tiller||Allison and Grasty advanced to the general election.||Grasty: 59.90%; Allison: 39.62%|
|Malheur County Court||R. Thomas Butler, Daniel P. Joyce||Daniel P. Joyce||-|
|Morrow County Court||Dean Kegler, Terry K. Tallman||Terry K. Tallman||-|
- Incumbent Keith R. Kirkwood was challenged for his seat on the Hermiston Municipal Court by Thomas J. Creasing. Thomas J. Creasing won with 68.47% of the vote.
- Judicial elections, 2010
- Judicial selection in Oregon
- Campaign finance requirements for Oregon judicial elections
- Oregon General Election Information
- 2010 Oregon Candidates Filing (dead link)
- American Judicature Society, "Judicial Selection in the States: Oregon," archived January 11, 2014
- US Elections: Oregon
- The Oregonian "Three more errors discovered on Washington County ballot -- but ballots still valid," May 6, 2010
- Blue Oregon "A new face for justice in Washington County," May 5, 2010
- News-Review "Editorial: Either candidate's a fine selection, but Marshall gets nod," May 2, 2010
- Oregon State Legislature, 71st Oregon Legislative Assembly--2001 Regular Session, House Bill 2602
- The Outlook "Hundreds line up to run for statewide offices," March 9, 2010
- Oregon Courts, Court Jurisdiction Structure
- Oregon Secretary of State, Judge of the Supreme Court, Unofficial Election Results (dead link)
- Statesman Journal.com, "Judge to seek spot on state's high court," January 12, 2010
- The Oregonian "PUC judge announces candidacy for Oregon Supreme Court," January 25, 2010
- Statesman Journal "Two face off for Oregon Supreme Court seat," May 4, 2010
- Oregon SOS: Judge of the Court of Appeals, Position 2 Unofficial election results
- Judge of the Court of Appeals: Unofficial Election Results
- Oregon Secretary of State, Judge of the Circuit Court, Official Election Results
- Oregon SOS: Judge of the Circuit Court, Unofficial Election Results (dead link)
- StatesmanJournal.com, "Polk County Circuit Court race is close," October 5, 2010
- The World "Barron files for re-election," January 18, 2010 (dead link)
- Curry County Reporter "Richard L. Barron seeking re-election," January 21, 2010 (dead link)
- The World "Gillespie announces fourth run as judge," February 5, 2010 (dead link)
- The Oregonian "Gov. Kulongoski appoints public defender to replace retiring Washington County judge," February 18, 2010
- Democrat Herald "On the bench," March 3, 2010
- Candidates currently filed (dead link)
- Harney County, OR: Unofficial Election Results, November 2, 2010 (timed out)
- Oregon Secretary of State, County Judge Unofficial Election Results
- The News Tribune "Oregon voters will narrow field in primary elections," May 17, 2010
- Umatilla County Unofficial Primary Results 5/18/10