Occupation: Circuit Court Judge
Occupational Background: Circuit Judge 1998 - Present; District Judge 1981- 1997; Circuit Judge pro tem 1982 - 1997; Oregon Tax Judge pro tem 1984; Deputy District Attorney 1977 - 1980; Private Attorney in St. Helens 1975 -1977.
Educational Background: Educated for 12 years in St. Helens Schools, graduating in 1965 with honors; University of Oregon: B.S. degree in Economics 1969; Gonzaga School of Law: Juris Doctorate degree with honors 1975; National Judicial College: Special Courts Jurisdiction (1981), Evidence (1989), Court Management (1997), Mediation (2001) and 1st Amendment and Court Media Issues (2003).
Prior Governmental Experience: Court Administrator, Budget and Personnel Presiding Circuit Judge 1998 -2003; Administrative Judge for Columbia County 1994 - 1997; Presiding District Judge 1981 - 1989.
Distinguished Military Record: Distinguished Military Graduate, University of Oregon R.O.T.C.. Served in U.S. Army (1969 - 1971) as a lieutenant (Signal Corps) in Georgia, Oklahoma and Vietnam.
Professional Service and Involvement: Oregon State Bar Association: member; Columbia County Bar Association: member; District Judges Association: Past President and Past Delegate to the Judicial Conference Executive Committee; Oregon Judicial Conference: Judicial Education Committee, member and Judicial Retirement Committee, member.
Community Service and Involvement: Columbia County Rotary: Charter Member, Past President, International Service: Director; Scholarship Committee, Chairman. St. Helens High School Guidance and Counseling Advisory Committee: Chairman.
RE-ELECT JUDGE BERKELEY SMITH
AN EXPERIENCED TRIAL JUDGE
COURTS SHOULD SERVE THE PEOPLE