District Attorney
Matt Shirtcliff photo


Occupation: District Attorney, Baker County, Oregon, January 2001 to Present

Occupational Background: Deputy District Attorney, Baker County, Oregon, September 1994 to January 2001

Educational Background: Gonzaga School of Law, J.D. cum laude, September 1991 to May 1994; Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, B.S. Business Administration, B.S. Political Science, September 1987 to August 1990; College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California, A.A. general studies, August 1985 to May 1987

Prior Governmental Experience: District Attorney, Baker County, January 2001 to Present; Deputy District Attorney, Baker County, Oregon, September 1994 to January 2001

Married thirteen years to Beth
Member of Nazarene Church, Baker City
Past President Rotary Club, Baker City
St. Elizabeth Hospital Board, Baker City

During a third term as District Attorney for Baker County I will continue to work hard to protect our communities and to make Baker County a safe place to live and raise our children.

During the last four years I have worked hard to combat the methamphetamine labs and distribution in Baker County. A great deal of success has occurred including a drastic reduction in labs. I will continue to work with the Baker County Narcotics Enforcement Team and take a tough stance against those who manufacture and distribute this drug in our County. I have enjoyed assisting in the development of a drug court for Baker County and look forward to expanding the court to assist juveniles with addictions as well.

Working with law enforcement, I will continue to improve the way major crimes are investigated and prosecuted including financial crimes against the elderly as well as child abuse. Public safety continues to be my top priority while always working to achieve new goals. I enjoy being a prosecutor and working with law enforcement is truly a privilege. I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve Baker County and to protect our citizens for another term.

(This information furnished by Matt Shirtcliff for Baker County District Attorney.)