COQUILLE — Judge Martin Stone has filed for re-election as Judge of the Circuit Court for the 15th Judicial District, Position 1.

Voters will decide whether to give Stone another term in November 2016 during the general election.

The district covers Coos and Curry counties.

Stone was appointed by former Gov. John Kitzhaber as circuit court judge in February 1998, elected as circuit court judge in November 1998 and re-elected in 2004 and 2010 for six-year terms. 

Before becoming a judge, he worked as an attorney in private law practice in Coquille for 19 years, where he handled a wide range of civil and criminal cases, including litigation. He graduated from Myrtle Point High School, Willamette University and the University of Oregon Law School.

As circuit court judge since 1998, Judge Stone has presided over numerous criminal, civil and family law cases in Coquille, North Bend and Gold Beach. 

He belongs to the Oregon State Bar and is a member and past president of the Coos Bar Association. 

Stone worked as associate editor of the Oregon Law Review while in law school. 

He has authored articles on law-related subjects and frequently speaks at community events and meetings. 

Stone is a member and past president of the Coquille Rotary Club, a member and past president of the Coquille Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Coquille Valley Elks Lodge, in addition to being involved in numerous community activities. Additionally, he was recognized as Citizen of the Year in Coquille, where he lives. 

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Umpqua Post Editor