Oregon Attorney General
Employer / Organization
Nov 03, 2020
Jun 02, 2020 - Aug 25, 2020
The Attorney General of Oregon is a statutory office within the executive branch of the state of Oregon. The attorney general serves as the chief legal officer of the state and heads the state's department of justice. The office is popularly elected in presidential election years, and does not face any specific term limits. The attorney general represents the state of Oregon in all legal matters and also provides written legal opinions when requested by the governor, any state agency official or any member of the legislature. The attorney general does not give legal advice to any other entity. The official duties of the office are outlined in Chapter 180 of the Oregon Statutes: “Appear for the state in the trial of all civil and criminal causes in the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals in which the state may be directly or indirectly interested. Appear for the state, when required by the governor or the legislature, in any court or tribunal in any cause in which the state is a party or in which the state is directly interested. Appear, commence, prosecute or defend for the state all causes or proceedings in the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals in which the state is a party or interested. Appear, commence, prosecute or defend any action, suit, matter, cause or proceeding in any court when requested by any state officer, board or commission when, in the discretion of the attorney general, the same may be necessary or advisable to protect the interests of the state. Give opinion in writing, when requested, upon any question of law in which the state of Oregon or any public subdivision of the state may have an interest, submitted to the attorney general by the governor, any officer, agency, department, board or commission of the state or any member of the legislature. The salary for this position is $82,200/year.
Application GuidelinesTo file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. If you plan to run as a nonaffiliated “independent” candidate request approval to circulate petitions. 2) Upon receiving approval to circulate petitions, the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division will inform you of the required number of signatures and the filing deadline. Gather signatures and complete candidacy filing and campaign finance forms. If you plan to run as a partisan candidate, the filing details are different, please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division. Before submission to the Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division, the signatures must first be authenticated by the county election office from the county in which the signatures were gathered. The filing period runs from the 15th day after the primary election until the 70th day before the general election (OR 249.722). The primary election is held on the 3rd Tuesday in May. The general election is held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. The Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Oregon Secretary of State Elections Division can be reached at (503) 986-1518 and the Oregon State Candidates Manual can be found here: http://sos.oregon.gov/elections/Documents/statecandidates.pdf
Submit application to:
Oregon Secretary of State, 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem, OR, 97310, US