Kevin Barton is the District Attorney for Washington County.  He was elected to office in May 2018.   Prior to becoming District Attorney, Mr. Barton served as a career prosecutor in the Washington County DA’s Office where he prosecuted a variety of crimes, including murder, child abuse, assault, domestic violence, fraud, and theft.  As District Attorney, Mr. Barton leads the Washington County Major Crimes Team.

Mr. Barton is a member of a number of charitable and non-profit boards including CARES Northwest, the Washington County Family Justice Center, the Oregon Department of Justice’s Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Advisory Council, Safe Neighborhoods for Oregon, the Washington County Public Safety Coordinating Council and the Oregon District Attorney’s Association.

Mr. Barton believes in the importance of community outreach.  He is a founding member of the Building Bridges Steering Committee, a coalition of public safety leaders and diverse civil society organizations who are committed to building hope and trust in our community.  He is also a frequent speaker at various community groups and events throughout Washington County.

Mr. Barton was raised locally and lives in Washington County with his wife and three children.  He attended Gonzaga University and the University of Notre Dame Law School.

Awards and Recognition

  • "Distinguished Service Award" (Oregon Peace Officers Association, 2017)
  • "Community Hero Award" (Hillsboro Optimist Club, 2017)
  • "Special Recognition Award" (Sherwood Police Department, 2010)
  • "William T. Kirby Award" (Notre Dame Law School, 2002)