Kevin Barton is Washington County's District Attorney. He was elected on May 15, 2018, and took office on July 1, 2018. Prior to becoming District Attorney, Mr. Barton served as Chief Deputy District Attorney. Over the course of his career as a prosecutor, Mr. Barton has prosecuted Washington County's most serious crimes, including murder, child abuse, sex trafficking, elder abuse and domestic violence. As District Attorney, he is a member of the Washington County Major Crimes Team.

Mr. Barton has a special interest in protecting vulnerable victims, including children and older adults. Before he was elected as District Attorney, Mr. Barton supervised all child abuse prosecution in Washington County and was the chairperson of the Washington County Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Team (MDT). Mr. Barton currently serves on the governing board of CARES Northwest, a collaborative community-based medical program whose mission is to stop child abuse. He is also a member of the Oregon Department of Justice's Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Intervention Advisory Council and Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.

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. Mr. Barton is also a frequent statewide and national speaker on issues related to child abuse, victim rights, and trial advocacy.

Mr. Barton was raised locally and lives in Washington County with his wife and three children. He attended Gonzaga University and 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)