Occupation: Jackson County District Attorney
Occupational Background: District attorney since 1992. Deputy district attorney, 1980- 1992
Educational Background: University of Idaho College of Law, J.D. 1979; Rutgers University, B.S. 1971.
Prior Governmental Experience: Oregon Criminal Justice Commission sentencing guidelines subcommittee, Oregon Judicial Department Access to Justice For All Committee.
National and Oregon District Attorneys Associations, Oregon and Jackson County Bar Associations, Medford Rotary Club.
MARK HUDDLESTON HAS THE EXPERIENCE
Mark has dedicated himself to criminal prosecution since 1980. He served as the county's first deputy district attorney assigned exclusively to cases of child abuse. He has personally prosecuted numerous jury trials, from misdemeanors to aggravated murder. Mark supervises an office of 45 employees, including 19 attorneys.
MARK HUDDLESTON IS A PROVEN LEADER
Mark has earned the respect of his colleagues in the criminal justice system. He is the current chair of the Jackson County Public Safety Coordinating Council. Retired Medford Police Chief Ray Shipley, former Jackson County Sheriff Bob Kennedy, and numerous other current and retired law enforcement officers endorse Mark. Last October, Huddleston was appointed by Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers to serve on a work group to examine how a US Supreme Court ruling will affect capital murder trials in Oregon.
Mark played a pivotal role in the creation of the Children's Advocacy Center and is a past board president. Since he was first elected in 1992, Mark has instituted innovative programs that improve the efficiency of the criminal justice system. Alternative sentencing programs for some first-time offenders save taxpayers the expense of court-appointed attorneys and jury trials, while allowing prosecutors to concentrate on more serious cases. The District Attorney's Domestic Violence Response Team works with local police and victim advocates, to hold batterers accountable for their crimes. In 2006, Mark convened a multidisciplinary task force to improve the community's response to drug-endangered children.
INTEGRITY * LEADERSHIP * EXPERIENCE
RE-ELECT MARK HUDDLESTON
JACKSON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
(This information furnished by Committee to Re-elect Mark Huddleston.)