Fay Stetz-Waters, new Linn County circuit judge, will be the guest speaker Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Linn County Democrats' monthly general meeting in the Albany Public Library meeting room, 2450 14th Ave. SE.
A social time with light refreshments starts at 6 p.m. The meeting begins at 6:30.
Stetz-Waters brings her experience as a Marine, 911 dispatcher, Legal Aid attorney, administrative law judge and hearings officer to her work as a circuit judge.
Gov. Kate Brown appointed Stetz-Waters last October as District 23 (Linn County) Circuit Court Judge, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Carol Bispham.
Stetz-Waters has announced that she will seek election as Circuit Court judge, a nonpartisan position, in the May 15 election. Linn County Deputy District Attorney Michael Wynhausen has also filed for the position.
Also on the Feb. 1 agenda will be:
• Nomination and election of the Linn County delegates and alternates to the Democratic State Platform Convention, set for March 16-18 at Parrish Middle School and North Salem High School in Salem.
• The first reading of proposed Linn County Democratic Central Committee bylaw amendments.
For more information, contact Dems Co-Chair Graham Kislingbury at firstname.lastname@example.org.