Klamath Falls, Ore.- Klamath County District Attorney and Oregon Liquor Control Commission Chair Rob Patridge has confirmed to NBC5 News he’s resigning from both positions. His resignation is effective Friday.
Patridge told NBC5 News he’s leaving to accept a position in the private sector, however he declined to say what that position is. Patridge will remain in the Rogue Valley.
Patridge was a leading candidate for the Medford City Manager position last year. While the Medford City Council approved his hiring, it was vetoed by Mayor Gary Wheeler. It was the first and only time Mayor Wheeler had made such a move in his 13 years as Mayor. The city later hired then Medford Parks and Recreation Director Brian Sjothun.
Oregon Governor Kate Brown will appoint an interim DA to take Patridge’s position.