PRINEVILLE, OR -- A Senior Deputy District Attorney for Jefferson County has been tapped to become the next Crook County D.A. Wade Whiting will fill the position vacated by the departure of Daina Vitolins, who was appointed to the Circuit Court bench in June by Governor Kate Brown.
Whiting's background includes workg as a Jefferson County Prosecutor, and for Glenn, Reeder, Gassner & Whiting, a Madras law firm that specialized in family litigation and defending the indigent. He has also served as President of the Jefferson-Crook County Bar Association.
Governor Brown says she chose Whiting to replace Vitolins because he had practiced on both sides of the criminal justice system, and his compassion and humanity are necessary values in a District Attorney. Whiting's appointment is effective immediately.