Judge Barbara Haslinger is retiring and that's creating the opening.
He is facing local attorney Randy Miller for the judgeship.
"I think our current court is occupied mainly by criminal law matters. I've tried over one hundred jury trials. And I think that's a factor I've had trial experience in circuit court. The only qualification for judge is that you're a lawyer and passed the Oreogn State Bar. However, I think people need to look at the background and experience the candidates have."
There was a third candidate for Judge, Steven Kurzer, but he has withdrawn from the race, but his name will still be on the May ballot.