Dwight Holton Campaign for Attorney General Receives Huge Boost from Oregon’s District Attorneys

February 6, 2012

Former U.S Attorney Endorsed by 29 District Attorneys from Every Corner of State; Also Posts Over $138,000 in Contributions as Campaign Starts

Dwight Holton’s campaign to be Oregon’s next Attorney General got off to a strong start with the announcement that he has earned the endorsement of 29 of Oregon’s 36 District Attorneys (D.A.s).

Holton’s support comes from every corner of Oregon. Many of the D.A.s pointed to his record as U.S. Attorney for Oregon and his ability to work cooperatively with local public safety officials to keep Oregon safe.

Multnomah County D.A. Michael Schrunk said Holton’s record shows he is the right fit for the Attorney General’s office: “Dwight is far more than just a top prosecutor. He has stood up for consumers, protected our environment from polluters and has protected the civil and human rights of every part of our community. Dwight also understands the value of early intervention in the lives of young people, to prevent crime before it happens.”

“Dwight Holton is a proven leader who understands the challenges facing public safety in Oregon. Holton has a great track record of working with people to solve problems,” said Clackamas County D.A. John Foote. “He will make a great Oregon Attorney General and that is why I am supporting him.”

Holton’s work on behalf of children was also noted: “As U.S. Attorney Dwight was a terrific partner,” said Washington County D.A. Bob Hermann. “In particular we have valued his support in help keeping our children safe from sexual predators and drug traffickers.”

Wasco County D.A. and president of the Oregon District Attorneys’ Association Eric Nisley pointed out that Holton was a well-rounded public official who was a good fit for all elements of the Attorney General’s office: “Dwight is not just a tough prosecutor; he is an excellent manager and steward of public resources. He will bring an outstanding level of integrity, accountability and transparency to the Department of Justice.”

Holton’s campaign has also gotten a fast financial start, raising over $138,000 in less than a month as a candidate. That total puts him in front of his announced primary opponents.

“I am incredibly grateful for the support from Oregon’s District Attorneys and those who have already joined the campaign,” said Holton. “It’s been a great start, and the momentum is growing every day. “

Here is the list of Oregon District Attorneys who have endorsed Dwight Holton for Attorney General:

  • Baker County District Attorney Matt Shirtcliff
  • Benton County District Attorney John Haroldson
  • Clackamas County District Attorney John Foote
  • Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis
  • Columbia County District Attorney Steve Atchison
  • Crook County District Attorney Daina Vitolins
  • Curry County District Attorney Everett Dial
  • Gilliam County District Attorney Marion Weatherford
  • Grant County District Attorney Ryan Joslin
  • Harney County District Attorney Tim Colahan
  • Hood River County District Attorney John Sewell
  • Jackson County District Attorney Mark Huddleston
  • Jefferson County District Attorney Steve Leriche
  • Josephine County District Attorney Steve Campbell
  • Lake County District Attorney David Schutt
  • Lane County District Attorney Alex Gardner
  • Lincoln County District Attorney Rob Bovett
  • Linn County District Attorney Jason Carlile
  • Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris
  • Marion County District Attorney Walt Beglau
  • Morrow County District Attorney Justin Nelson
  • Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schrunk
  • Tillamook County District Attorney Bill Porter
  • Umatilla County District Attorney Dan Primus
  • Union County District Attorney Tim Thompson
  • Wallowa County District Attorney Mona Williams
  • Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley
  • Washington County District Attorney Bob Hermann
  • Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry

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