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Press Release
December 07, 2009
Governor Appoints Oregon Airman to Klamath County Circuit Court
SALEM, Ore.— A member of the Oregon Air National Guard was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Klamath County Circuit Court Judge Richard B. Rambo.

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, made the announcement Dec. 4, appointing Lt. Col. Dan Bunch, of the 173rd Fighter Wing in Klamath Falls to the position.

Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon National Guard, said Bunch's appointment is a win for the citizen-soldiers and citizen-airmen of the Oregon National Guard, and for the citizens of Klamath County.

"LTC Bunch is a great example of the Citizen-Soldier concept," Rees said. "He is a dedicated public servant in the Oregon National Guard. Likewise, he will be a dedicated and effective member of the Circuit Court."

Bunch received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Virginia. During his legal career, Bunch has served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in Guam and Alaska and as a prosecutor for the Criminal Division of the Alaska Department of Law.

He has also engaged in private practice with the Klamath Falls firm of Brandsness, Brandsness, Rudd & Bunch. Since 2006, Mr. Bunch has served as Klamath County Counsel.

Bunch served in the United States Navy from 1990 to 1994, and the United States Air Force from 1994 to 1998. Since 2000, he has served as a Staff Judge Advocate for the Oregon Air National Guard's 173rd Fighter Wing at Kingsley Field. During 2007 he deployed to Iraq in support of General Petraeus' Law and Order Task Force. Recently, he was selected for the rank of Colonel.

Bunch is active in the Klamath County community as a board member of Citizens for Safe Schools and an adjunct professor at the Oregon Institute of Technology. He is scheduled to be sworn into his new position as Klamath County Circuit Court Judge later this month.

Lt Col Dan Bunch-rev.jpg Official Oregon Air National Guard photo of Lt. Col. Dan Bunch. Bunch is scheduled to be sworn in as Klamath County Circuit Court Judge later in December. (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of 173rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Contact Info:
Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon National Guard Public Affairs Office: 503-584-3885
or via e-mail: stephen.bomar@us.army.mil