Archive for February, 2010


Lottery director named new judge | | Statesman Journal

Kulongoski said he selected Penn for the position because of his strong qualifications.

"Dale Penn has an unparalleled history of service for the people of Marion County," Kulongoski said. "His outstanding record as a public official, private attorney and community leader, and his commitment to upholding the integrity of the law, uniquely qualify Penn to serve as a Marion County Circuit Court Judge."

Have you ever heard anything uttered from Kulongoski’s mouth that sounds more ridiculous than that? Probably, but you get my point.

So Penn gives up Lottery Director job for temp seat on the bench. He has to be elected this spring to stay. Can this fool actually win? Are folks in Salem that tuned out? Ha, he’ll probably be a stand-alone candidate.

The good ‘ol boys are still holding strong, huh?



Governor could appoint new Marion County Circuit judge soon | | Statesman Journ

The governor has narrowed the list of 10 applicants vying for the seat vacated by former judge Lynn Ashcroft to three.

The three are Michael C. Livingston, a sitting Marion County Juvenile Court judge; Salem trial lawyer Vance D. Day; and Dale W. Penn, former Marion County District Attorney and current director of the Oregon State Lottery Office.

The governor is is conducting interviews with the three lawyers today. An announcement could come as soon as tomorrow.

So Dale Penn wants to be a Circuit Court judge now, huh? And His buddy Kulongoski has him included in his top three picks? Don’t that just beat all!