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Tim Barnack

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Timothy Barnack
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Current Court Information:
Jackson County Circuit Court, Oregon
Title:   Judge
Alternative court:   1st Judicial District
Active:   2009-2021
Past position:   Deputy district attorney, Jackson County
Past term:   1996-2008
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Oregon, 1988
Law School:   Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law, 1991
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Circuit Court, 1st District
Position:  Position 6
State:  Oregon
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  5/20/2014
Primary vote:  98.8%ApprovedA
Election vote:  ApprovedA

Timothy Barnack is a judge on the Jackson County Circuit Court in Oregon, which is located within the 1st Judicial District. He was elected to this position in 2008, effective January 2009.[1][2] He was re-elected in 2014 for a term that expires on January 3, 2021.[3][4]



See also: Oregon judicial elections, 2014
Barnack ran for re-election to the Oregon Circuit Court, 1st Judicial District.
Primary: He was elected without opposition in the primary on May 20, 2014.


Barnack received his B.S. degree from the University of Oregon in 1988 and his J.D. from the Lewis and Clark Northwestern School of Law in 1991.[5]



  • 2004-2005: Adjunct professor, Southern Oregon University
  • 1999-2001: Adjunct Professor, Rogue Community College[5]

Notable cases

Judge Barnack sanctioned for remarks to child molester

Judge Barnack was sanctioned by the Oregon Supreme Court in February of 2013 for disparaging remarks that he made to a serial child molester at a January 21 hearing. Richard L. Taylor was convicted of 21 counts of child sex abuse in 2011, but new evidence brought him before Barnack for another hearing. Barnack told Taylor that he would "rot in prison" and that "we are going to make sure you never get out."[6] Additionally, he called Taylor a "bad person," a "piece of s---" and told him that community members wondered why he wasn't hanging from a tree.[6]

The court's ruling stated that Barnack apologized for his behavior and accepted the censure, which carried no fines or fees and did not limit his judicial duties. The court stated that Barnack was traumatized from viewing videos of the abuse. "I've learned from this experience. And I look forward to continuing to serve the people of Jackson County," Barnack stated.[6]

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