Occupation: Circuit Court Judge
Occupational Background: Deputy District Attorney, Lincoln County
Educational Background: Toledo High School; University of Oregon, BA, International Studies and Political Science; University of Oregon School of Law, JD
Prior Governmental Experience: none
Here is what others have said about Judge Sheryl Bachart:
"I am very pleased to appoint a lawyer of her work ethic and intellect to serve as a judge. I am also happy to appoint the first woman to the Lincoln County bench."
- Governor Ted Kulongoski, May 22, 2008 press release.
"I fully expect Sheryl Bachart will become the best circuit court judge in the history of Lincoln County. She is so worthy."
- Thomas O. Branford, Circuit Court Judge, Lincoln County.
"We applaud Bachart's appointment and share the view that she will make a first-rate circuit court judge. It is always refreshing to see a product of our village able to take advantage of local opportunities and rise up to the top of their profession. From a graduate of Toledo High School to a sitting circuit court judge in a short span of years is a credit to her drive, determination, ability and the respect she has earned from her peers."
- Editorial, Newport News Times, May 28, 2008.
"Intelligence, insight, temperament and judgment are all qualities of a good judge. These are all qualities Judge Bachart possesses."
- Dan Glode, former District Attorney, Lincoln County.
Judge Bachart's experience as a trial attorney gives her the background, temperament and commitment to serve Lincoln County as circuit court judge. As a prosecutor, she represented the state in hundreds of trials, including complex felony cases of child sexual and physical abuse. Judge Bachart strives to ensure those appearing in her courtroom are treated with dignity and respect, know they have been heard, understand the application of the law and her decisions. Judge Bachart is committed to earning a reputation in Lincoln County of being fair, decisive and intelligent.
(This information furnished by Sheryl Bachart.)