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Press Release: June 27, 2011

Governor Kitzhaber Appoints DeAnn Novotny to Linn County Circuit Court

(SALEM, Ore.) —  Governor Kitzhaber today announced the appointment of DeAnn L. Novotny to fill the vacancy on the Linn County Circuit Court created by the retirement of Judge John A. McCormick.

“DeAnn Novotny brings a record of public service and breadth of experience that will serve the people of Linn County and the State of Oregon well,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “I am pleased to make this appointment and believe she will make a great addition to the court.”

Ms. Novotny received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. A registered nurse before attending law school and later a small-business owner, Ms. Novotny has been a Senior Deputy District Attorney with the Linn County District Attorney’s Office and brings a wide variety of trial court experience in criminal prosecution, including juvenile matters and treatment courts. Ms. Novotny is a member of the Linn-Benton Bar Association and has been on the Board of Directors for the ABC House, a child advocacy center.

Media Contacts:
Christine Miles, 503-559-8795
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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