Occupational Background: Prosecutor, 1991-present; Lawyer, private practice, 1983-1991; Law Clerk to Chief Judge James Burns of US District Court for District of Oregon 1982-3; researcher, college instructor, retail clerk & waitress.
Educational Background: University of Sussex, BA 1969; University of New Mexico, MA 1971; University of Oregon, JD 1982.
Prior Governmental Experience: Malheur County Deputy DA; Union County Chief Deputy DA; Clackamas County Deputy DA; Assistant Attorney General; Research Analyst, Oregon Vocational Rehabilitation Department;
Janie Burcart was born 56 years ago in England where she grew up. She came to this country in 1969 to study at the University of New Mexico, and in 1972, after obtaining a Masters Degree, she moved to Oregon where she has lived ever since. She married in Eugene and her daughter Emma was born there. Emma is a first grade teacher in Portland.
Janie is active in the community. She serves as attorney coach of the La Grande High School Mock Trial team. Janie is President and a founding member of the Garden Gate Club, and a member of the Lions Club.
Janie is the Law Enforcement Choice for DA: she is endorsed by Sheriff Steve Oliver, the La Grande Police Association, the Ontario Police Officers Association and the Malheur County Sheriffs Employees Association.
Janie is the Victims Choice: she has been a champion for victims throughout her 13 year career in public service. Janie specialized in prosecuting child abusers and in 2001 she received an award for this work. She has a record of vigorous prosecution and seeks full restitution for all victims in all types of cases.
Janie is the Experienced Choice: she has over a decade of experience as a prosecutor, at the trial and appellate level. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bars Juvenile Law Section and was recently appointed to the Juvenile Law Task Force created by the Bars Board of Governors.
Janie Burcart: experienced, tough & fair.
(This information furnished by Janie Burcart For DA.)