Kelsie McDaniel named new DA

By Kelly Ducote, The Observer February 20, 2014 06:55 am
SALEM — Gov. John Kitzhaber announced the appointment of Kelsie Davis McDaniel as Union County district attorney Wednesday. McDaniel will fill the vacany created by Tim Thompson's retirement at the end of the month.

"Kelsie Davis McDaniel's broad experience in the public safety community will serve her well as she leads the Union County District Attorney's Office," Kitzhaber said in a press release. "Her committment to bringing together people and collaborating across the public safety spectrum, from law enforcement to community corrections to mental health and human service professionals, will help keep our communities safe and reduce victimization."

McDaniel holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Washington and a juris doctorate from Gonzaga University School of Law.

See more in Friday's edition of The Observer.