In the 2018 elections, several graduates — as well as a current student — of Willamette University’s College of Law ran for elected positions. Congratulations to these winners.
Kim Wallan JD’83 ran for the Oregon House of Representatives in District 6 and won with 54 percent of the vote.
State Rep. Dan Rayfield JD’06 ran for re-election to the Oregon House of Representatives in District 16, comprised of Corvallis and Philomath in the state’s western region.
State Rep. Ken Helm ‘87, JD’93 ran for re-election to the Oregon House of Representatives in District 34, which serves the northern Beaverton area in the state’s northwest region. He defeated Republican Michael Ngo and Libertarian Joshua Ryan Johnston with 68.7 percent of the vote.
Jennifer Williamson JD’01 was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in District 36, comprised of Portland’s Westside.
Daniel Wren JD’05 ran for position five on the Marion County Circuit Court. He defeated Anthony “The Bear” Behrens JD’95 with 57.3 percent of the vote.
Christopher Ramras JD’96 was elected to position 15 on the Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Matthew G. Galli JD’92 ran for position five on the Circuit Court of District 14. He defeated Matt Corey with 69.9 percent of the vote.
Daina A. Vitolins JD’85 was elected to position three on the Circuit Court of the 22nd Judicial District.
Rachel Kittson-MaQatish JD’06 ran for position three on the Circuit Court of Oregon’s 23rd Judicial District and won with 54.4 percent of the vote.
Steven R. Powers JD’01 was elected to position seven on the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Colm Willis JD'15 ran for Marion County Commissioner, Position 2, and won with 48.9 percent of the vote.
Jacqueline Leung JD'16 was elected to Salem City Council, Ward 4, with 53.7 percent of the vote.
Casey Kulla, a 1L at Willamette Law, ran for Yamhill County Commissioner and won against incumbent Stan Primozich with 55.6 percent of the vote.
About Willamette University College of Law
As the first law school in the Pacific Northwest, Willamette University College of Law boasts an innovative program designed to prepare leaders in government, private practice, and business with the lawyering skills needed in the 21st Century. Willamette Law’s small class sizes foster an interactive learning environment among our diverse student population with a thriving externship and clinical program, ample practical skills courses, and a new Business Lawyering Institute. With a “one student at a time” placement approach, our students are given individualized development plans and tools for success in today's legal job market. In recent years, outside industry watchers such as Moody’s and The National Jurist Magazine have recognized Willamette Law for its positive job placement results. Willamette lawyers are the best dealmakers, problem solvers, community leaders, and change-makers in the most innovative and exciting region in the country. Our location — nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley and across the street from the Oregon State Capitol, Supreme Court and many state agencies — is an advantage that cannot be matched anywhere in the region.