Occupation: Judge, Multnomah County Circuit Court.
Occupational Background: Administrative Law Judge, 16 years; private practice attorney, 9 years.
Educational Background: Cleveland High School, 1965; Stanford University, A.B., with Great Distinction (Phi Beta Kappa), 1969; University of California, Berkeley, Law School, J.D. (Order of the Coif), 1972.
Prior Governmental Experience: Mediator, Oregon Court of Appeals, 1995-98; Board of Governors, Oregon State Bar (OSB), 1994-97; Mediator, Oregon U.S. District Court, 1992-98; Administrative Law Judge, 1982-1998.
Community Service: Oregon Delegate, ABA Judicial Division, 2001-2004; Instructor, Jury Trials and Judicial Settlement Conferences, Oregon New Judges School, 2001-2004.
JUDGE GALTON: EXPERIENCE THAT COUNTSJudge Galton has been a Circuit Court Judge for over 6 years, was an Administrative Law Judge for 16 years, and practiced law for 9 years. Trained as a mediator, he has presided over hundreds of successful settlement conferences.
JUDGE GALTON: INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITYJudge Galton grew up in Portland, attended Portland public schools, and is the devoted father of two children. He understands the value of hard work and has received:
- Justice Betty Roberts Award, Oregon Women Lawyers;
- Commendation Medal, Portland Police Bureau;
- Distinguished Service Award, Metropolitan Human Relations Commission;
Volunteer Award, Multnomah County.
JUDGE GALTON: WIDE-RANGING SUPPORTJudge Galton understands how the justice system affects crime victims, is fair yet firm, and speaks to students in our community about the importance of remaining crime free. Steve Doell, President, Crime Victims United.
A fine human being, Judge Galton strives always to do the right thing for the right reasons in the right way. Governor Barbara Roberts.
JUDGE GALTON: MAKING A DIFFERENCEIn 2002, Judge Galton founded the School Presentation Project. It includes a crime victim, a police lieutenant, a deputy district attorney, a criminal defense attorney, and Judge Galton. They have spoken to students at Barlow, Cleveland, and Central Catholic High Schools about the need to avoid actions that victimize Multnomah County residents.
RE-ELECT JUDGE SIDNEY A. GALTON(This information furnished by Re-Elect Judge Sidney A. Galton