District Attorney

Scott A. Heiser photo

Scott A. Heiser

Occupation: Benton County District Attorney (1999-present)

Occupational Background: Benton County Deputy District Attorney (1990-1999); Associate Attorney with Tonkon Torp (1987-1990)

Educational Background: Juris Doctorate (Magna Cum Laude) Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College (1987); Bachelor of Science In Economics (Magna Cum Laude) Oregon State University (completed Honors College Program) and selected Outstanding Senior in the College Of Liberal Arts (1984)

Prior Governmental Experience: Seven years, Benton County District Attorney; Current President of the Oregon District Attorneys Association; Member of Governor's Drug & Violent Crime Advisory Board; Nine years, Benton County Deputy District Attorney; Past Chair of the Local Public Safety Coordinating Council;

Record as a Prosecutor:
  • Has the trust of Oregon's chief law enforcement officer, Hardy Myers, Oregon Attorney General;
  • Firm but fair DA with over 16 years of experience as a prosecutor;
  • Leader of Benton County's Major Crimes Team;
  • Co-founder Benton County's Child Abuse Response Team;
  • Collects over $250,000 per month on child support cases;
  • Instructor for the Oregon Department of Justice and past instructor for the National District Attorneys Association;
  • District Attorney Scott Heiser is "the picture of poise and professionalism" Corvallis Gazette-Times, August 4, 2005 editorial related to a recent aggravated murder case

Record as a community leader:

  • Scott has earned the respect and bipartisan support of local leaders, including Senator Frank Morse (Republican) and Representative Sara Gelser (Democrat);
  • Scott runs an efficient, professional office and is endorsed by all three Benton County Commissioners (Jay Dixon, Linda Modrell and Annabelle Jaramillo);
  • Board of Directors for the ABC House (child abuse assessment center serving child abuse victims from Linn and Benton Counties);
  • Past Board member of the Heartland Humane Society;
  • Member of the Greater Corvallis Rotary

Personal Information:
Scott is 45 years old. He and his wife enjoy sailing and whitewater kayaking. Scott has lived in Oregon all his life; he has lived in Corvallis for over 19 years.

(This information furnished by Re-elect Scott A. Heiser Benton County District Attorney.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722