HILLSBORO, Ore.- On December 16, 2020, the Oregon District Attorney's Association released this statement regarding Ballot Measure 11. The ODAA also released these survey results after polling 600 Oregonians to gather their thoughts on Ballot Measure 11. 

The following is a statement from Washington County District Attorney Kevin Barton on this matter:

“As an elected District Attorney, I respect the will of the people, whether they express that will as jurors at a trial or voters at the ballot box.  Oregonians overwhelmingly supported Measure 11 in 1994 and again in 2000 and their support continues in 2020.  In the first two decades after the passage of Measure 11, violent crime in Oregon dropped by over half.  While I support responsible conversations to ensure our sentencing laws reflect our current needs and values, I believe that repealing Measure 11 minimum sentences for violent felonies will make Oregonians less safe and is contrary to the will of Oregon voters.” 

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Stephen Mayer
Public Information Officer
December 16, 2020