Occupation: Self employed attorney in Eastern Oregon. Wheat farm owner Lexington, OR.
Occupational Background: 20 yr career prosecutor. He began his prosecutorial career as a deputy district attorney for Union County. As District Attorney of Wheeler County he garnered a conviction rate of over 98 percent. He cares deeply about his community and serves it beyond being a prosecutor. He saw a need and filled, it becoming an EMT-1 for the Fossil Ambulance. He serves as the attorney for the North Gilliam County Health District. Alcohol abuse is one of his major concerns and lead him to chair the Alcohol Servers Education Committee for OLCC to prevent alcohol servers over service.
Educational Background: Graduating from Heppner High School in 1972 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science in 1976 from Oregon State University. He entered law school and graduated from the University Oregon School of Law in 1988 with special certificates in Criminal Law and Family Law. He is a fellows recipient from the Oregon State Bar Leadership College.
Prior Governmental Experience: Commissioned 6/6/76 as a Naval Intelligence Officer. He left active duty in 1985 and continued his service to his country in the Naval Reserve, retiring in 2000, as a Commander after tours in Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Panama and Granada.
Community Service: Chairman of the Board, Morrow/Wheeler Behavioral Health, EMT-I Fossil Volunteer Ambulance.
Tom Cutsforth: Will be a highly effective, tough, experienced, prosecutor fighting for the people of Morrow County. Having served as the District Attorney of Wheeler County, Tom dealt successfully with the problems facing law enforcement and prosecutors in central Oregon. With over 20 years experience of putting criminals behind bars his judgment and wisdom provides Morrow County with a prosecutor in tune and familiar with the county’s needs.
Let his experience and Common Sense work for you.
He is passionate about protecting those in society least able to protect themselves; children, the elderly and the mentally challenged.
(This information furnished by Tom Cutsforth.)