Judge’s husband appointed as temporary substitute

  • Sun May 16th, 2010 9:55pm
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Associated Press

BAKER CITY, Ore. — The husband of Baker County Justice Court Judge Lise Yervasi has been appointed to serve as a temporary substitute for her.

The Baker City Herald reported the county Board of Commissioners had so few candidates to fill in for the judge they chose her attorney husband, Damien Yervasi, for the one-year post.

Lise Yervasi had initially planned to appoint retired attorney Gary Marlette for the pro-tem post but withdrew his name earlier this month after he became ineligible because of a drunken-driving citation.

She said she recommended her husband after ten others were invited but unable to serve.