Carlson challenges Landis in race for judge’s bench

By John L. Braese
The Enterprise

VALE – Local attorney David Carlson has stepped up to challenge Erin Landis for the 9th District Circuit Court Judge Position 1 in the Nov. 8 election.

Landis was appointed to the post at the end of June, but faces election to continue the job in January. Gov. Kate Brown made the appointment to fill the remaining six month of the term of Judge Patricia Sullivan, who retired.

“I think I have a lot to offer the county,” Carlson last week. “I think experience matters, as does integrity. There is a lot of work to be done.”

Carlson has 26 years of experience as an attorney, both as a prosecutor and in private practice in criminal and civil matters.

Asked about his reason for the run, Carlson said noted the post “includes watching out . . .