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Oregon Supreme Court Justice David Brewer To Retire

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Oregon Supreme Court Justice David Brewer will step down at the end of June. He will become the second judge on Oregon's highest court to resign this year.

Brewer has served as a judge in Oregon for nearly a quarter century. He was elected to the Oregon Supreme Court in 2012 after serving on the Oregon Court of Appeals.

Brewer said in a statement released by the court, "It has been the privilege of a lifetime to do this work, but the time has come to fulfill other important commitments of time and energy to my family and community that have been long-deferred."

The 65-year-old Brewer was praised by Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Balmer as being, "one of the most respected judges in Oregon."

Gov. Kate Brown will select his replacement.

Brewer joins Justice Richard Baldwin in stepping down from the Oregon Supreme Court this year. Judge Meagan Flynn took over for Baldwin last month.

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Chris Lehman covers the Oregon state capitol for JPR as part of the Northwest News Network, a group of 12 Northwest public radio organizations which collaborate on regional news coverage. Chris graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1997. He began his career producing arts features for Red River Public Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana and has been a reporter/announcer for NPR station WNIJ in DeKalb, Illinois. Chris has also reported from overseas, filing stories from Iraq, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe and Uganda.
Chris Lehman
Chris Lehman graduated from Temple University with a journalism degree in 1997. He landed his first job less than a month later, producing arts stories for Red River Public Radio in Shreveport, Louisiana. Three years later he headed north to DeKalb, Illinois, where he worked as a reporter and announcer for NPR–affiliate WNIJ–FM. In 2006 he headed west to become the Salem Correspondent for the Northwest News Network.