District Attorney

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Wade M. McLeod

Occupation: Prosecutor, City of Pendleton, Oregon

Occupational Background: Prosecutor, City of Pendleton, Oregon, including duties of Specially Appointed Prosecutor for the Office of the District Attorney for Umatilla County and Forfeiture Counsel for Blue Mountain Narcotics Enforcement Team, 2004-Present; DPSST Certified Executive Manager and Trainer for BMCC Campus Safety Program 2004-Present; Deputy District Attorney, Office of District Attorney for Umatilla County 1998-2004.

Educational Background: Juris Doctorate, Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, 1997; Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of North Dakota, 1990; Blue Mountain Community College, current evening student.

Prior Governmental Experience: Prosecutor in Eastern Oregon for nearly eight years; Blue Mountain Community College Staff; Forfeiture Counsel Blue Mountain Narcotics Enforcement Team; Attorney General's Sexual Assault Taskforce; Criminal Justice Advisory Board of Blue Mountain Community College.

Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association awarded Wade M. McLeod "PROSECUTOR OF THE YEAR" for "dedicated service in the area of narcotics prosecutions in 2003."

"McLeod is a great candidate. He has the experience and drive we need in Sherman County. He's known statewide for his work on prosecuting methamphetamine cases." -Brad Lohrey, Sheriff, Sherman County.

"I have had the pleasure to work with Wade McLeod for nearly eight years. Wade McLeod is a highly professional and skilled prosecutor. He would be a valuable asset for the citizens of Sherman County. -David C. Allen, District Attorney, Morrow County.

I have the prosecution experience, skills, and desire necessary to be an effective District Attorney and will prove an asset to the citizen's of Sherman County. As District Attorney, I will advance the fair, impartial and swift pursuit of justice.

COMMITMENT TO FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND PROFESSION: Wade and Jennifer have been married nearly ten years and have two children, Paige (6) and Clay (3). Wade is past president of the 6th Judicial District Bar Association, member of Fraternal Order of Police, Pendleton City Club, Criminal Justice Advisory Board of Blue Mountain Community College, and Rotary Board Member.

(This information furnished by Wade M. McLeod.)

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