Governor appoints new Klamath Co. district attorney

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MEDFORD, Ore. — A former Jackson County attorney general candidate and current Oregon Liqouor Control Commission appointee will be the new Klamath County D.A.

Gov. John Kitzhaber chose former state Rep. Rob Patridge to be Klamath County’s new district attorney.

Patridge worked as a deputy district attorney for three years in the 1990s. He fills the vacancy created by Ed Caleb’s midterm retirement. The Mail Tribune reports Patridge ran for Jackson County district attorney last year, but lost by a wide margin.

Kitzhaber then appointed him to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

Patridge, who lives in Medford, says he plans to continue serving on the OLCC, but will no longer pursue the business consulting work he’s involved with now.