Gov. Kotek appoints Cris Patnode as Gilliam Co. Judge

Patnode sworn into office after winning election

Oregon Governor Tina Kotek appointed Cris Patnode as Gilliam County Judge on June 4 – two weeks after Patnode captured nearly 62% of the vote for county judge in the primary election.

Patnode was sworn into office on June 11, 2024 and will serve as the county's executive officer.

By carrying more than 51% of the vote in the primary election, Patnode secured victory in the race for county judge – w...


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