By News-Register staff • 

Fourth candidate enters judge's race

Lisl Miller
Lisl Miller

Yamhill County Deputy District Attorney Lisl Miller announced Friday that she will seek Circuit Court Position 2 - 25th District - in the May primary election. That brings to four the number of candidate running for the position.

Presiding Judge Ronald Stone will retire at the end of the year. He was elected to the Position 2 seat in November 2000 and has served in that capacity ever since.

Three McMinnville attorneys previously announced their candidacy. They are Jennifer Chapman, Janmarie Dielschneider and Mark Lawrence.

Miller has been a local district attorney since 2000, and is chair of the county's Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team.

She has been assigned and prosecuted serious and high profile cases, including assault, homicide and sex abuse.

"Sometimes when you see the damage that abuse has done to a small child, or the devastation that losing a mom or dad can have on a family, you realize that there is no justice," Miller said. "Nothing will ever bring peace to the family."

If elected, Miller said she will ensure that the law is applied with "integrity, fairness, creativity and heart." She said the Yamhill County community must be able to count on that happening.

Miller is a 1990 graduate of Oregon State University with a bachelor's degree in agricultural and resource economics.  She graduated in 1993 from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark in Portland. She served as managing editor of the Law Review.

She held internships with the U.S. Attorney's office and with former Federal District Court Judge Robert Jones, in addition to clerking  for Clackamas County Circuit Court Presiding Judge Raymond Bagley.

Miller worked for  the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and the Kane County State's Attorney's Office in St. Charles, Illinois.

Additionally, she worked for two law firms, Mitchell, Lane & Smith in Portland and O'Hagan, Smith & Amundsen in Chicago.




Lisl will do a great job for Yamhill County!


Having worked with Lisl as her Legal Assistant for a few years, I can honestly say that she is by far one of the best whom that I have ever had the pleasure of working for.

Lisl is an A1 go getter. She is unbiased, nearly analytical to a fault, and whotelhearedly honest and compassionate towarsds those deserving justice serving in her capactity as a Deputy District Attorney (DDA) for Yamhill County.I would be honored to have an opportunity to work for her again.

When there have been special cases, in the sense that they are somewhat difficult and require a lot of investigation and thought, Lisl was the DDA chosen more often than not to handle these cases. Why? Because of her attention to detail and analytical skills to find the law(s) that support the state's case to affect a successful prosecution.

That being said, Lisl would make by far none the best candidate for judge in Yamhill County. Bar none.

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