March 1, 2010
Dale Penn ’76 Appointed to Marion County Circuit Court Bench
Governor Ted Kulongoski announced his appointment of Dale Penn ’76 to the Marion County Circuit Court bench on Friday, February 26. Penn will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Lynn Ashcroft.
Mr. Penn has served as director of the Oregon Lottery since 2004. He was in his sixth term as Marion County district attorney when the governor appointed him to oversee the Oregon Lottery. Penn was awarded the Marion County Bar Association Professionalism Award in 2003 and was appointed to the Professional Responsibility Committee for Marion County by the Oregon State Bar in 2009.
“Dale Penn has an unparalleled history of service for the people of Marion County,” said Gov. Kulongoski in a press release. “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.”
Prior to attending law school, Penn served on active duty in the United States Army from 1971 to 1973 and was named National Soldier of the Year for the 5th US Army in 1972.
Mr. Penn’s investiture is scheduled for Monday, March 8.