District Attorney
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Occupation: Assistant City Attorney, City of Salem; General Counsel to Salem Police Department.

Occupational Background: Deputy District Attorney, Polk and Benton Counties; Practice in Oregon state and federal courts; Private legal practice emphasizing family and juvenile law, Salem. Counsel to House Labor and Judiciary Committees, Oregon Legislature.

Educational Background: Willamette University College of Law, JD; University of Oregon, BA; South Salem High School.

Prior Governmental Experience: Member, Polk County Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Family: Married to Michelle, Social Worker.


Aaron is an attorney with 12 years courtroom experience, four years of which was spent investigating, prosecuting, and convicting Polk County's violent criminals, high volume drug dealers, and repeat property offenders. Aaron also made protecting children his highest priority, aggressively prosecuting cases involving child abuse and neglect.

As Polk County's next District Attorney, Aaron Felton is committed to:

Keeping Our Communities Safe By Holding Criminals Accountable:
Aaron will strive to ensure that the District Attorney's office is the best trained and most effective prosecution team in the state. Aaron will work with and support our law enforcement community to apprehend and keep criminals off the street.

Defending Victims' Rights:
Aaron will treat the victims of crime with dignity and respect by making sure they are informed, supported, and have a voice in the courtroom.

Crime Prevention That Works:
Crime prevention must be a team effort. Aaron will reach out to businesses, schools, churches, and neighborhood associations to provide practical tools and strategies to combat crime.

Dear Neighbor:

It is the right of every person to feel safe in their home, their neighborhood, and their community. As Polk County's next District Attorney, I will defend this right.

As your next District Attorney, I will be accountable and available to the people of Polk County. If you have any questions, please call me at home (503) 371-0374.


Aaron Felton


(This information furnished by Aaron Felton.)