D.A. Mike Schmidt's

Top Priorities

Addressing Public Drug Use & Measure 110

Drug addiction is a public health crisis in our community. With overdoses skyrocketing, Mike knows the solution is to get more people into treatment. But open drug use on our streets makes our communities feel less safe.

Mike successfully pushed to change Measure 110 to stop public drug use and create a 24/7 emergency detox center in Multnomah County.

Focusing on Gun Violence

Mike is standing up to the gun lobbyists and the NRA and partnering with OHSU to study gun violence as the major public health epidemic it is. He’s also fought to keep guns off our streets, dedicated more staff to prosecuting violent crime, and invested in programs that are proven to prevent young people from turning to crime and violence.

Standing Up for Domestic Violence Survivors

Mike understands that survivors of domestic abuse face challenging realities that can make them unsafe if forced to testify against their abuser. He led the effort to successfully pass a new law allowing survivor’s testimony to be used without traumatizing them by forcing them into court.

Mike also secured a grant to support a brand new survivor-centered diversion program in Multnomah County.

Protecting Our Progressive Values

Mike consistently stands up for our rights—opposing the Trump administration, taking on right-wing militias, and fighting hate and bias crimes.

He champions our values like protecting abortion access, personal safety for LGBTQ people, and dignity for our immigrant neighbors. And Mike is fighting for working families by building systems to prosecute wage theft for the first time in County history.