Occupation: Union County District Attorney
Occupational Background: Court Clerk and Bailiff; District Attorney Intern; Attorney in private practice; CEO, Intermountain Public Defenders Office; Administrator, Union-Wallowa Indigent Defense Consortium.
Educational Background: Lewis & Clark Law School (JD); NYU (MA); CCNY (BA)
Prior Governmental Experience: Union County District Attorney (Incumbent); United States Army medic (Honorable Discharge) 1956-58;
Martin Birnbaum has been a resident of Oregon since 1963, after serving honorably in the United States Army. He and his wife Linda, a retired La Grande school teacher and native Oregonian, have been married for 29 years. He has two adult daughters and four grandchildren.
Martin Birnbaum has earned the reputation as a prosecutor whos tough on crime, but fair, and who believes victims have rights that should be honored. Principled and ethical, he brings important integrity to the office of district attorney. He is an experienced trial attorney and no-nonsense administrator who has proven himself in both the private and public arenas.
Martin Birnbaum is committed to serving all the citizens of Union County. Efficient with tax dollars, Martin Birnbaum reduced the staffing of the District Attorneys Office by two full positions while at the same time maintaining quality services designed to meet the needs of Union County.
Martin Birnbaum is a small farmer and an outdoorsman. He is also a committed community volunteer who meets the needs of Union County both in his private life and in his position as District Attorney.
TOUGH, TRUSTED, EFFECTIVE, PROVEN
UNION COUNTY NEEDS TO KEEP
AS ITS DISTRICT ATTORNEY