District Attorney

Tara R. Lawrence photo

Tara R. Lawrence

Occupation: Sherman County District Attorney

Occupational Background: Sherman County District Attorney; Willamette Law intern; Oregon Legal Services, law clerk; Air Force ROTC program counselor

Educational Background: Willamette University School of Law, Juris Doctorate 1998; University of Portland, 1994 Bachelor of Arts Degree; 1990 graduate of Sherman County High School

Prior Governmental Experience: Sherman County District Attorney and Intern at State Capital, Policy and Research

Accomplishments and Involvement:

Sherman County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council
Sherman County Multidisciplinary Team
Sherman County Commission on Children and Families
Sherman County Prevention Coalition
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
Attorney General's Crime Victim's Rights Compliance Project
Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force
Oregon National Education for Women's Leadership

I have provided internship opportunities for Sherman High School students aimed at providing a positive mentoring experience to support their future in the legal field. I have an open door policy regarding community feedback.

I am:

Honored to strongly advocate for victims' rights
Focused on keeping the community safe
Motivated to be a team-player with Sheriff's Office, Justice
Court, Oregon State Police, and Narcotics Taskforce

"Crime Victims United appreciates the dedication of prosecutors like Tara that have demonstrated a strong respect for, and ensured the enforcement of the rights of crime victims." Steve Doell, President; Crime Victims United of Oregon

"Tara has the guts and integrity that we all like to see in a District Attorney. She speaks her mind and is not afraid of doing the right thing. Tara has the admiration and respect of her fellow prosecutors across Oregon. Tara has been endorsed by 19 elected District Attorney, including Michael D. Schrunk of Multnomah County." Joshua Marquis, Clatsop County District Attorney.

"The citizens of Sherman County are indeed fortunate to have someone of the caliber of Tara Lawrence serving as their District Attorney." Michael D. Schrunk

I am honored to be your District Attorney. Please give me your vote on May 16.


(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Tara R. Lawrence for Sherman County District Attorney.)

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