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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Kellie Johnson reportedly drops out of Multnomah DA race

So says a copy of an e-mail that we've received, from her to her supporters:

After much consideration, I have decided to withdraw my candidacy for Multnomah County District Attorney.

I was compelled to run for this office because of my commitment to public safety and my desire to create a safer place for my daughter and her generation. Indeed, it is with my family in mind that I end this campaign.

I hope my candidacy brought to light some of the difficult conversations we need to engage in as a community. I am proud of the discussion that is currently taking place around improving public safety, and I leave this race with full hope and expectation that those conversations will continue.

Over the past many months, I have been humbled by my supporters’ generosity and passion. Campaigns will come and go, but my dedication to public service is enduring. I have devoted my entire personal and professional life to serving my community, and I will continue to do so.

I will always be grateful to the citizens of Multnomah County, Oregon Women Lawyers, members of the Oregon State Bar, family and friends for the support they have shown me.

Get your tin foil helmet on and tell us what really happened.

Comments (7)

I think she's going to run for Attorney General. No question.

So much for the family.

Good call Erin. You still in Beaverton? I was wondering who was going to get to vote in the election for DA.

She had delusions of grandeur and then realized she wasn't up to the task.

Just a guess: I was underwhelmed by everything she said from her announcement to the above. It sounds more like she's running for ASB.

Rod Underhill's name recognition and ability to raise campaign money happened.

Looks like she raised and spent about $30k, which doesn't seem to be on pace for the $250k that the race probably requires.

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