Occupation: Judge of the Circuit Court, 4th District, Position
Occupational Background: Oregon Council Member, Northwest Power and Conservation Council: 1998-2002; Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice, Special Litigation Unit: 1990-1998; Associate Attorney, Hallmark, Keating and Abbott, P.C.: 1986--1990.
Educational Background: Cornell University; University of Oregon School of Law; National Judicial College/National Drug Court Institute.
Prior Governmental Experience: Judge of the Circuit Court, 4th District, Position 20; Oregon Council Member, Northwest Power and Conservation Council; Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice, Special Litigation Unit.
Community and Law-Related Activities: Council on Court Procedures; Multnomah Bar Association; Oregon State Bar and Oregon Department of Justice Legal Ethics Committees; Oregon Department of Justice Continuing Legal Education Committee; Oregon Department of Justice Diversity Committee; Board Member, Teen Parent Program; Senior Law Project participating lawyer; Teen mentor.
I am proud to have worked as a public servant for the past fourteen years, and I am particularly honored to now serve as a Circuit Court Judge. I attempt to bring diligence, respect, intelligence, common sense and integrity to all that I do as a judge, and take very seriously my duty to assure that the protections and responsibilities of Oregon's laws are applied fully and fairly to every Oregonian. I believe our state's courts function effectively and well, and commit to do my part to see that further improvements are achieved. I greatly appreciate the continued trust and support of all Multnomah County residents, as I strive to do the important work of a Circuit Court Judge.
(This information furnished by Committee to Retain Judge Eric Bloch.)