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EXPERIENCED

A PROVEN AND RESPECTED LEADER FOR WASHINGTON COUNTY

I am running for Washington County District Attorney because I want to ensure our community remains safe and stable.  Washington County is fortunate to have good schools, a vibrant economy, and safe streets.  My wife and I have chosen to live, work, and raise our family here, and I am invested in the future of our community. 

 

As District Attorney, I will work to ensure that all members of our community are safe and protected from crime.  I have a proven track record of working with law enforcement, civic groups, and community partners to protect public safety.  Over my career as a deputy district attorney, I have worked with hundreds of crime victims and prosecuted our county’s most serious crimes, including murder, child abuse, sex trafficking, elder abuse, domestic violence, and financial embezzlement.  I firmly believe that everyone has the right to live in safety without fear or worry of crime.  When crime does occur, the District Attorney must ensure that justice follows.

 

With your support, I hope to continue serving our community and become the next Washington County District Attorney.

Professional Experience

  • Current position: Chief Deputy District Attorney

  • Over ten years experience in Washington County District Attorney's Office

  • Prosecuted hundreds of felony criminal cases

  • Current responsibilities include direct supervision of Child Abuse Team of prosecutors and assisting in managing the entire District Attorney’s Office

  • Extensive experience prosecuting a wide variety of crimes including child sexual and physical abuse, sex trafficking, child pornography, fatality investigations, domestic violence, embezzlement, and murder

  • Member of Washington County Major Crimes Team

  • Chairperson of Washington County Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Team​

  • Previous experience in two west coast litigation law firms representing people and businesses ​in civil litigation matters

 

Awards and Recognition

  • “Distinguished Service Award” (Oregon Peace Officers Association, 2017)

  • “Community Hero Award” (Hillsboro Optimist Club, 2017)

  • “Special Recognition Award” (Sherwood Police Department, 2010)

  • “William T. Kirby Award” (Notre Dame Law School, 2002)

                      

Community Activity

  • Youth baseball coach in Washington County

  • Involved in local church in Washington County

  • Member of governing board for Washington County's child abuse medical clinic

  • Member of Oregon Department of Justice’s Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Advisory Council

  • Member of Washington County Court Bench-Bar Committee

  • Frequent statewide and national speaker and presenter on issues related to child abuse, crime victims' rights, and trial advocacy

 

Education

  • University of Notre Dame Law School

  • Gonzaga University

Personal

  • Raised locally and attended high school in Washington County

  • Oregon resident over 35 years

  • Married 13 years and father of three children in Washington County schools

  • Politically independent (registered as "unaffiliated")

© 2018 Kevin Barton for Washington County District Attorney