Mike Schmidt has served as executive director of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission since 2015. In this role, Mike oversees a $90 million budget and spearheads community-based efforts to improve our state’s approach to criminal justice. Mike is also a former high school teacher and frontline prosecutor. Now, he’s running for Multnomah DA because he believes we can be a lot smarter on public safety.
Mike knows we can dramatically improve the fairness, effectiveness and cost of our criminal justice system. He has worked with state legislators, community-based organizations, local officials, mental health professionals, educators and law enforcement on innovative new approaches to reduce incarcerations and address racial and economic disparities in the criminal justice system.