After receiving the endorsement of the Oregon Republican Party, Portland complex civil litigator, James Buchal received 12,890 (54%) defeating the 2nd place finisher, former Democratic AG candidate Dwight Holton with 3,300 (13%) and the newly nominated Democratic candidate Ellen Rosenblum with only 1,973 (8%) in last May's statewide GOP Primary.
While attending Phillips Exeter, James Buchal was an award winning debater, before earning his Bachelors in physics from Harvard only to go on to earn both his law degree and MBA from Yale. After college James Buchal moved to New York to work for Cravath, Swaine & Moore at the height of the late-1980s takeover boom, serving first as grunt labor and later as team leader in such enormous cases as Republic of the Philippines v. Westinghouse and Pennzoil v. Texaco. James moved to Oregon in 1991, representing large electrical consumers in many cases arising under the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and other Federal statutes.
"Much of my very recent experience has been litigating against federal, state and local government agencies, cases that frequently turn on arcane doctrines of administrative law. I am by nature a libertarian and particularly enjoy representing those who struggle against government bureaucrats abusing their discretion, even though the deck is stacked against them."
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight that counts, it's the size of the fight in the dog." Dwight D. Eisenhower
During the June 8th "Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally" in Terry Shrunk Plaza, our new GOP AG nominee, James Buchal made a rousing speech on the importance of freedom and liberty. This November with a brilliant candidate like James Buchal as the AG nominee, Republicans now have an excellent opportunity to capture a win in this important statewide race.