Multnomah County District Attorney

Employer / Organization

Multnomah County

Next Election

May 19, 2020

Filing Window

Sep 12, 2019 - Mar 10, 2020


The County Attorney is the chief legal officer for the county they are elected to and they typically hold a great deal of responsibility. County Attorneys prosecute cases that have a state, local, or county violation of the law (they normally are not involved with federal prosecution of cases). County Attorneys provide legal advice for county governmental offices, and County Attorneys typically coordinate with the County Sheriff and other law enforcement agencies regarding the prosecution of crimes. County Attorneys play a significant role in setting the legal tone for the county, and also decide whether or not to prosecute a case, as well as what the specific charges will be against the accused. County Attorneys typically have the authority to decide whether or not to bring a case to a grand jury. The estimated salary of this position is $163,185.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps. 1) Contact the Multnomah County Elections Division to verify that your address qualifies for the position and that you meet any other requirements (like living in the district for a certain period of time). 2) Arrange to obtain the filing documents from the clerk/secretary's office. It is understood that first time or beginning candidates may need someone to review the paperwork with them, so it is useful to stop by the office in person during normal business hours, or arrange a time that you can speak with someone while picking up the filing papers. 3) Submit the filing papers and any other necessary documents to the city clerk/secretary during the required timeframe. The filing window for this position is 70 days prior to the election. Candidacy filing papers can be acquired at and are submitted to the Multnomah County Elections Division's office, which can be reached by phone at 503-988-3720 or

Submit application to:
Multnomah County Elections, 1040 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR, 97214, US