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Salem, OR—Governor Brown today announced she will fill the vacancy for the Klamath County District Attorney position following notice of Rob Patridge's resignation, which is effective March 10, 2017. Pursuant to ORS 8.640 , Governor Brown intends to fill the vacancy by appointment, as provided in Article V, Section 16 of the Oregon Constitution.

The Governor's Office is now accepting applications from candidates with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. Applicants must submit a District Attorney Interest Form to the Governor's Office. Please note the District Attorney Interest Form is a distinct form and is not the same form used for judicial vacancies. The District Attorney Interest Form is available online at:… .

Interested applicants should mail or deliver the forms to:
Benjamin Souede, General Counsel
Office of Governor Kate Brown
900 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301-4047

Forms must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Forms emailed by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date (to Shevaun Gutridge at will be considered timely so long as original, signed forms postmarked by the closing date are later received.

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 ORS 8.640 ).

Questions regarding the appointment process should be directed to Shevaun Gutridge by emailing or calling (503) 378-6246.


Chris Pair
Bryan Hockaday
Melissa Navas
Elections & Voting