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Governor Kitzhaber announces Union County District Attorney vacancy

​(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today announced he is accepting applications for Union County District Attorney to fill the vacancy created by DA Tim Thompson’s retirement. The Governor thanked DA Thompson for his service to Union County and said that he will fill the position by appointment. Mr. Thompson’s retirement takes effect February 28, 2014.
The Governor will fill this vacancy by appointment based on merit. He encourages applications from lawyers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Oregon law requires that at the time of appointment, the appointee must be admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Oregon (ORS 8.630 and 8.640).
The Governor’s Office is now accepting applications. Applicants must submit a District Attorney Interest Form to the Governor’s Office. Please note that the District Attorney Interest Form is a distinct form and not the same form that is used for judicial vacancies. The District Attorney Interest Form is available online at http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/judicial.aspx#Dist__Attorney_Interest_Form. Questions regarding the appointment process should be directed to Jen Andrew at 503-378-6246.
District Attorney Interest Forms must be received by the Governor’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
Interested applicants should mail or deliver the forms to: Steven R. Powers, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the Governor, 900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301-4047.


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Ian Greenfield, 503-551-1495


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