Dear Washington County Voters,
I am running for re-election as your District Attorney to ensure our community remains a safe place to live, work, and raise a family.
I was elected in 2018 with overwhelming community support, and I have worked hard to protect crime victims and hold criminals accountable. As District Attorney, I have prioritized public safety while pursing responsible reforms.
Examples of my key accomplishments include:
Keeping Washington County safe despite a dramatic increase in crime in Portland
Launching new domestic violence and cold case prosecution units
Pioneering specialty court programs for military veterans and people struggling with addiction or mental illness
Prioritizing community outreach and transparency
Pursuing initiatives to promote diversity such as establishing a Diversity Legal Job Fair to help our legal profession reflect the diverse community we serve
Forming a new Family Peace Center to serve victims of child abuse and domestic violence
Now, as I seek re-election as District Attorney, the stakes are even higher. Crime is rising in the metro area. Special interest groups and extremists are pushing to defund and abolish our criminal justice system. And the public safety failure in Portland is threatening to spread into Washington County.
With your support I will continue to serve as your District Attorney to keep Washington County safe.
- Kevin Barton