Tom J. Colbert - Score: 17%

Chief Justice Tom Colbert, the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, was born in Oklahoma City. He graduated from Sapulpa High School, earned an associate’s degree from Eastern Oklahoma State College in 1970, and a bachelor of science degree from Kentucky State University in 1973. While at Kentucky State, Justice Colbert was named an All-American in track and field. Justice Colbert served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge in 1975. He earned a master of education degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1976 and taught in the public...

Douglas L. Combs - Score: 36%

Justice Combs was born on October 17, 1951 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He is a resident of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Combs is also a member of the Muscogee Nation. Combs was appointed by Governor Brad Henry as Justice to the Supreme Court of Oklahoma on January 1, 2011. He served as district judge in the twenty-third judicial district from 2003 through 2010, and served as special district judge from 1995 to 2003. Prior to taking the bench Combs was in private practice and served as an assistant state attorney general and as a deputy clerk for the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

James E. Edmondson - Score: 25%

Justice James E. Edmondson was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Brad Henry on December 2, 2003. Edmondson served as District Judge for District 15 since 1983. Before serving as District Judge, Edmondson was a partner in the Edmondson Law Office (1981-1983). In Oklahoma’s Eastern District, Edmondson served as Acting U.S. Attorney (1980-1981), and as Assistant U.S. Attorney (1978-1980). He also served as Muskogee County’s Assistant District Attorney (1976-1978).

Edmondson received his B.A. degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah in 1967. He served in the U...

Noma Gurich - Score: 24%

Justice Noma D. Gurich was born on September 26,1952 in South Bend, Indiana. In 1971, she graduated from Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana. She was graduated Magna Cum Laude from Indiana State University in 1975 with a degree in Political Science. Gurich received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1978. She was an editor of the American Indian Law Review and received the Professional Responsibility Award. Justice Gurich has lived in Oklahoma City for more than 30 years. Before she began her judicial career, Gurich was engaged in the private...

Yvonne Kauger - Score: 39%

JUSTICE KAUGER, District 4.  Justice Yvonne Kauger is a fourth generation Oklahoman from Colony, Oklahoma, who was born in Cordell on August 3, 1937.  She was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court on March 11, 1984 by Governor George Nigh.  Justice Kauger chairs the Building Committee for the Oklahoma Judicial Center.  She served as Chief Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court from January 1997 to December of 1998.  Kauger has served as Presiding Judge for the Court on the Judiciary, and on the Law School and Bench and Bar Committees of the Oklahoma Bar Association.  She founded the...

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