District Attorney
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Timothy J.
Colahan

Nonpartisan

Occupation: Harney County District Attorney

Occupational Background: Harney County District Attorney (1987-present); Special Assistant United States Attorney (1994-present); Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney (1985-87); Law Clerk, Oregon Dept. of Justice; Law Clerk, US Attorney’s Office (1983-85)

Educational Background: J.D., University of Oregon School of Law 1985; B.S., Oregon College of Education 1981; Burns Union High School 1976

Prior Governmental Experience: Harney County Counsel (1987-present); Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force (2001-present);; President, Oregon District Attorney’s Association (1999); Chairman, Harney County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council (1998-present); Oregon Victims of Crime Advisory Board (1998-present); Co-chair, Harney County Multi-Disciplinary Child Abuse Team (1995-present); State Asset Forfeiture Oversight Committee (1994-present); Special Assistant United States Attorney 1994-present; Multnomah County Deputy District Attorney 1985-87

Since returning to Harney County in 1987, Tim Colahan has brought a professional level of experience to the office of District Attorney. Tim is a career prosecutor, having experience in the prosecution of cases in both State and Federal courts. Tim has been active at both the state and county levels, working with committees and workgroups dealing with such issues as asset forfeiture, sexual assault, juvenile crime prevention and restitution reform. Tim has worked closely with local law enforcement agencies to provide training and advice on law enforcement issues. Tim and his wife Marcie, a teacher, have three boys. Tim has been active as a volunteer baseball and basketball coach in the community.

Keep an experienced and effective criminal prosecutor working for Harney County. Re-elect Timothy J. Colahan as Harney County District Attorney.

(This information furnished by Timothy J. Colahan for Harney County
District Attorney.)

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