(Salem, OR) — Governor Kitzhaber today announced the appointment of Michelle Branam as Lincoln County District Attorney to fill the vacancy created by Rob Bovett’s resignation.
“I am pleased to appoint Michelle Branam to this position, continuing her commitment to serving the people of Lincoln County,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “The depth of her prosecutorial experience and her desire to bring together the entire criminal justice system to encourage collaboration and coordination will help keep our communities safe and reduce victimization.”
Ms. Branam received a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University and a Juris Doctorate from University of Idaho School of Law. Her legal experience includes serving as a court clerk for the New Haven (Connecticut) Superior Court and as a deputy district attorney in the Wasco County District Attorney’s Office. For almost the last decade, Ms. Branam has been a deputy district attorney in the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office, most recently serving as Chief Deputy, where she prosecuted a range of cases from wildlife offenses to homicides. She is an active member of the Lincoln Interagency Narcotics Team and the Multi-Disciplinary Team, which collaborates on child abuse cases.