(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today announced the appointment of Kelsie Davis McDaniel as Union County District Attorney to fill the vacancy created by Tim Thompson’s retirement.
“Kelsie Davis McDaniel’s broad experience in the public safety community will serve her well as she leads the Union County District Attorney’s Office,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “Her commitment to bringing together people and collaborating across the public safety spectrum, from law enforcement to community corrections to mental health and human service professionals, will help keep our communities safe and reduce victimization.”
Ms. Davis McDaniel received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law. She began her legal career in the Morrow County District Attorney’s Office. She then served as deputy district attorney in the Union County District Attorney’s Office, where she has handled a wide range of cases from minor thefts to homicides. She has served on the board of the Mt. Emily Safe Center, volunteered with the Classroom Law Project and the Oregon State Bar New Lawyer Mentoring Program Committee, and presented to various community groups, including the La Grande Police Youth Public Safety Academy and the Center for Human Development.
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