District Attorney

William (Bill) Porter photo

William (Bill)

Occupation: District Attorney, Tillamook County.

Occupational Background: District Attorney, 1995 to Present; Deputy District Attorney, 1984 to 1995; Construction Worker.

Educational Background: University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1983; Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, 1980.

Prior Governmental Experience: Appointed Deputy District Attorney, Tillamook County, 1984; Promoted to Chief Deputy District Attorney, 1986 to 1995; Elected District Attorney, Tillamook County, 1995 to present.

Experience, integrity and commitment are the attributes most citizens want from their elected officials. Bill Porter has worked hard to prepare himself with those qualities. He has the experience, knowledge of the law, and administrative/leadership abilities citizens expect from their District Attorney.

As District Attorney, Bill Porter has made the District Attorney’s office open and accessible to all citizens. Bill knows that the first step in creating new and innovative ways of dealing with our county’s crime problems start by listening carefully to what people have to say. He is diligent in his approach to criminal prosecution, and is effective in the administration of the office.

EXPERIENCE: Bill Porter started his career in public service over two decades ago. His effective and efficient work with the Tillamook County District Attorney’s Office has earned him the respect and support of local law enforcement officials and citizens throughout the county.

COMMITMENT: Bill Porter is committed to seeing justice served in a prompt, fair and efficient manner. He maintains a hard line on prosecution of criminals, particularly dangerous and repeat offenders, and will continue to seek punishments that fit the crime.

INTEGRITY: Bill Porter knows the importance of maintaining close contact with our community. He is a “hands on” kind of District Attorney who regularly handles part of the Office’s caseload. He is a person of honor and principle who treats all people with respect for their position and beliefs.


(This information furnished by Committee to Re-Elect Bill Porter District Attorney.)

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