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Multnomah County D.A. Rod Underhill to Retire at End of Term

PORTLAND, Ore. – Multnomah County District Attorney Rod Underhill says he’s not running for re-election in 2020.

He’s worked as a prosecutor in the office for 30 plus years. He was elected to the top post in 2013.

Here is the letter he sent to staff announcing his decision:

Friends and Colleagues,

I am taking a brief moment to let you all know of my future plans. After much careful thought, consideration and conversations with family and close friends, I have decided not to run for a third term as Multnomah County’s District Attorney. My current term of office runs through 2020 and it is my plan to retire at that time. I have been with the office over 30 years and have had the tremendous honor and pleasure to be our community’s District Attorney since January 2013. I am proud to work side by side each of you. There is a lot more work that we need to do together over the next year and a half in service to our community so I will, for now, keep these remarks short. I look forward to continuing our shared vision of an open and balanced administration of justice, one that honors and respects diversity in all of its forms as we provide fair, equitable and unbiased prosecution services.

My Best Regards

Rod Underhill



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