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Malheur County gets new top prosecutor from Astoria

Dave Goldthorpe, senior district attorney in Clatsop County, starts work Jan. 3 as Malheur County's new district attorney. -Submitted photo

By Les Zaitz

The Enterprise

ASTORIA – Dave Goldthorpe was in an Astoria courtroom last week so couldn’t catch the call that came in from the governor’s office.

“When I saw the missed call, I closed the door to my office to get some privacy and returned the call,” Goldthorpe said. “My stomach was in knots because at this point I still didn’t know if this was a call to ask me to serve or to convey consolation.”

He was asked to serve – winning appointment to be Malheur County’s next district attorney.

Goldthorpe, 35, currently is a senior deputy district attorney in the Clatsop County district attorney’s . . .