This is a letter of endorsement to retain Lynn Hampton for

the position of Umatilla and Morrow County Circuit Court


I worked with Lynn at the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation from 1982 until 2011.  

Although I was happy to see her appointed by the Governor of Oregon to the Circuit Court Judge position, I know I am one of many who miss her presence in Mission, where she was the tribal prosecutor and brought the Tribal Child Support Program to CTUIR.

Lynn has the type of character I would trust to be a judge.  She is one of the most careful, courteous and respectful listeners I have ever met.  

She is patient and cautious to speak, when she does say something, it is usually a wise choice of words.  

Wisdom is not something that can be bought or taught, it

is something that comes from within.  

In other words, Lynn has common sense.  

In my 11 years at the CTUIR, I have heard only positive comments about Lynn: her work ethic, fairness, knowledge, intelligence and experience.   

When I vote for a judge, that individual’s character qualities rate very high; add a broad base of respected law experience to it and it makes sense to me to retain Lynn Hampton as the Circuit Court Judge for Umatilla and Morrow counties.  

Kristi Yunker • Pendleton

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