Hi, my name is Dan Wren and I am running for Marion County Circuit Court Judge, Position 5. I’m asking for your support and your vote in the general election on November 6, 2018.

"Dan Wren has earned the endorsement of all 13 sitting Marion County judges due to his dedication, commitment, and hard work as both an attorney and Judge, Pro Tem."

          ~Hon. Tracy A. Prall, Presiding Judge, Marion County Circuit Court 

"As a Judge Pro Tem, Dan Wren presides every day over a full time docket in the Marion County Circuit Court. Each and every day he has shown he is fair, impartial, respectful, and protective of the vulnerable while keeping dangerous and violent offenders off the street. Dan has proven he has the experience needed to serve and protect our community."

          ~Hon. Susan M. Tripp, Marion County Circuit Court Judge 

"As Circuit Court Judges, we are called upon to make decisions that impact the future success of parents and children. Dan Wren has proven his committment to the children of Marion County through his work with children and famlies as both an attorney and as a Judge Pro Tem."

          ~Hon. Mary Mertens James, Marion County Circuit Court Judge

"Dan Wren was on the team that developed Marion County's Veterans Treatment Court. Dan represented veterans before the court and helped veterans navigate the legal, social, housing and administrative hurdles so they can thrive in our community. Dan believes our veterans deserve nothing less."

          ~D. Michael Fagan, Lt. USN, retired


The lawyers of Marion County agree! Dan Wren wins the Oregon State Bar Judicial Preference Poll.

I am the only candidate in this race currently working for the Marion County Circuit Court. I am a full-time Hearings Referee/Judge, Pro Tem serving the Marion County Circuit Court.  I have served Marion County since November of 2016  handling a full Circuit Court docket. I currently serve at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex and manage a criminal docket that includes both felony and misdemeanor cases, from theft to murder.  The Annex handles over 950 criminal hearings each month. Every day I confront the serious problems facing our community.  I have a proven record of being tough on crime but also making fair, reasoned and impartial decisions. Serving at the Court Annex also allows me the opportunity to protect the victims of crime and make sure their voices are heard.

Before I moved to the Marion County Court Annex, I served at the downtown Marion County Courthouse. There I presided over hundreds of hearings and trials including small claims, evictions, restraining orders, civil commitments, traffic court, support enforcement hearings and domestic relations cases.

Prior to joining the court in November of 2016, I worked for 10 years as an attorney representing children and parents in the juvenile system, domestic relations cases, personal injury cases, probate matters, civil cases and defendant’s in criminal proceedings.  In 2013, I began serving as a Judge, Pro Tem for the Monmouth Municipal Court.  Serving Monmouth Municipal Court as a Judge, Pro Tem helped me realize that serving as an elected Judge in Marion County was the direction my legal career was heading and it is a position that suits my experience, temperament, character and personality.  I served as a Judge, Pro Tem in Monmouth from 2013 until I joined the Marion County Court as a Hearings Referee/Judge, Pro Tem in 2016.  

While in law school, I worked as a law clerk for the Marion County District Attorney’s Office prosecuting criminal cases. 

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