District Attorney
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Occupation: Attorney and owner, Stan Butterfield, Attorney at Law, P.C.

Occupational Background: Attorney, Federal Law Enforcement Officer, Journalist.

Educational Background: Doctor of Jurisprudence, Willamette University, Salem, Oregon; Graduate, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia; Bachelor of Arts, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; Associate Arts and Sciences Degree, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington; Graduate, Columbia River High School in Vancouver, Washington

Prior Governmental Experience: A founding member of the Polk County Drug Court. Employed for 11 years by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. Career progression: Legal Technician, Training Officer, National Academy Instructor, Institution Legal Liaison, Public Information Officer, and Executive Staff Member/Warden's Legal Office. Former Washington State Representative for the 18th District in Southwest Washington. Served on the House Committees on Ways and Means, Natural Resources, Local Government, and Education.


Stan believes the safety and security of Polk County's families can only be ensured by a firm, but fair approach to prosecution.

Endorsements: Elected officials from both political parties endorse Stan Butterfield as Polk County District Attorney, among these officials are all three Polk County Commissioners, Mike Propes, Ron Dodge, and Tom Ritchey. Also endorsing Stan is State Representative, Brian Boquist, 23rd District.

Here's what one former county commissioner had to say:

"I have become acquainted with Stan Butterfield over the past few years and appreciate his no-nonsense approach to crime and punishment. He has had years of experience dealing with lawbreakers and brings that perspective to the job of a prosecutor…The district attorney is a pivotal player, and I believe Stan Butterfield will do very well." -- C. Ralph Blanchard, Statesman Journal, February 19, 2008

(To learn about other endorsements, visit Stan's campaign website: stanbutterfield.com)

Personal Information: Stan and his wife, Connie, have been married for 27 years and live in Dallas. They have three children: Andrew, Aaron, and Rebekah.

(This information furnished by Stan Butterfield.)