POLK COUNTY - Aaron Felton has announced his candidacy for district attorney. Felton has worked as a lawyer in the mid-Willamette Valley since 1994.
His 12 years of legal experience includes four years as a deputy D.A. in Polk County, work as counsel to the House Civil Judiciary Committee of the Legislature, and his current position as assistant city attorney for the City of Salem.
Felton said he plans to "lead a team that will aggressively, effectively, and efficiently prosecute criminal activity, support crime victims, and enforce the laws of Oregon with consistency and integrity."
He vowed to strengthen the D.A.'s office relationships with local law enforcement, social services, and community partners.
Felton graduated from South Salem High School, University of Oregon, and Willamette University College of Law. He and his wife, Michelle, live in West Salem.
Felton is the second announced candidate for the non-partisan office, joining Dallas attorney Stan Butterfield. Incumbent John Fisher has not officially made his intentions known.