Occupation: Lincoln County District Attorney
Occupational Background: Over 15 years serving Lincoln County as a lawyer in the District Attorneys office.
Educational Background: B.A. Portland State University, JD, Northwestern School of Law.
Prior Governmental Experience: Lincoln County District Attorney
COMMUNITY PARTNER: Member of the Domestic Violence Council, Partnership Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Newport Rotary, Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, Lincoln County Interagency Narcotics Team (LINT), Lincoln County Major Crime Team, Local Public Safety Coordinating Council, Vice Chair, Initiated the Lincoln County Sexual Assault Response Team, Chair of the Child Fatality Review Team, and Multi-Disciplinary Child Abuse Policy Team, Elder Abuse Prevention and Identity Theft Educator.
JOIN SHERIFF JOHN OBRIEN (Retired) AND PRISCILLA OBRIEN IN THEIR SUPPORT TO RE-ELECT BERNICE BARNETT: As her first term in office concludes we are supporting Bernice Barnett to continue as District Attorney. She has faithfully served the citizens of Lincoln County with the appropriate prosecution of those who commit crime and been fiscally responsible. (News-Times 2-27-04, The News Guard 2-25-04)
OFFICE RECOGNITION: National District Attorneys Association Award for the excellent prosecution of an aggravated murder case, a Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award for multiple victim manslaughter case, State Crime victim Assistance award to District Attorney Victims Advocate. Mothers Against Drunk Driving award to Bernice Barnett.
FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE: According to Bureau of Labor statistics, over the last four years the cost of living has risen approximately 15%. The budget Bernice oversees increased by 8.6% during that time.
Also endorsed by: Scott Beckstead, Mayor of Waldport; Denis Bosque, Lincoln County Detective, Retired; Toledo Mayor, Sharon Branstiter; Mayor Lee Corbin, Yachats; Don Denison; Sheriff Dennis Dotson; Lori Hollingsworth Lincoln City Mayor; Mike Holden LCPD Chief of Police (Ret.); Mayor Mark Jones Newport; John Mason, Deputy DA; Chief Deputy DA; Paulette Sanders; Ed Stallard; Alex Streich, Deputy DA; Nicole Theobald, Deputy DA; Earl Woods, Jr., Deputy DA, and many local citizens from every corner, experience, and background in Lincoln County.
(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Bernice Barnett.)