Salem, OR—Governor Kate Brown announced today she is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Oregon Tax Court created by the upcoming retirement of Judge Henry C. Breithaupt. Governor Brown thanked Judge Breithaupt for his dedicated judicial service, and announced that she will fill the position by appointment. The retirement of Judge Breithaupt is effective December 31, 2017, and the appointee will be expected to begin judicial service immediately thereafter.
The Governor's Office will use its standard Circuit Court interest form for this Oregon Tax Court vacancy. Interested applicants should mail or deliver completed interest forms to: Misha Isaak, General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE, Ste. 254, Salem, OR 97301-4047. Forms must be received by 5:00 p.m. on October 2, 2017. Forms emailed by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date will be considered timely so long as original signed forms postmarked by the closing date are later received.
Governor Brown fills judicial vacancies based on merit. She encourages applications from lawyers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.
ORS 305.455 provides that a judge of the tax court must be a citizen of the United States and of Oregon, must be admitted to practice law in Oregon, and must have been practicing for at least three years as an attorney or judge in Oregon.
To receive answers to questions about the appointment process, or to request an interest form, contact Shevaun Gutridge (503-378-6246). The Circuit Court Judicial Interest Form is also available online.