Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, September 16, 2002


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Ventura Superior Court Judges Re-Elect Clark and Smiley to Top Leadership Positions


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The judges of the Ventura Superior Court have re-elected Judge Bruce A. Clark as presiding judge and Judge John R. Smiley as assistant presiding judge.

Clark and Smiley were re-elected Wednesday. They will begin their second two-year term on January 1, 2003.  The judges joined the Superior Court in June 1998 after each served several years on the Municipal Court.

Before being elected to the bench, Clark spent nine years working at the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office.  Smiley worked in the private sector prior to his appointment to the bench.  He was also named Judge of  the Year for 2000 by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association.


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