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Mike Ramsey was voted the "Best Public Servant" in the Chico News and Review's "Best of Chico 2005"


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           Michael L. Ramsey

I have been the Butte County District Attorney for over 31 years and a prosecutor for over 40 years, and am the longest serving District Attorney in California. During my administration, the department has instituted the following special prosecution and investigative programs:


 - Child Abuse Response Team
 - Drug Endangered Children Program
 - Domestic Violence Unit
 - Child Abduction Unit
 - Insurance Fraud Unit
 - Welfare Fraud Unit
 - Sexual Assault Response Team
 - Environmental Protection Unit
 - Gang Unit
 - Drug Courts
 - Officer Involved Shooting Protocol Team
 - Hazardous Entry and Arrest Team (H.E.A.T)


As a trial attorney, I have conducted hundreds of court and jury trials from simple assault to death penalty murder. I have successfully prosecuted PG&E and Union Pacific for endangering our environment.

I am a fourth generation Butte County resident.  I graduated from Oroville High School in 1966 and went on to the University of California at Berkeley.  I came home during the summers to log and work in the cannery. After graduating, I worked briefly as a teacher in Oroville and then as a reporter for the Oroville Mercury-Register, assigned to the “court beat”. I then went to the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. I was sworn in as an attorney in 1977, the year I graduated. I worked in the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office until I was able to return to Butte County when a position opened in the District Attorney’s Office here. I worked my way up the ranks from deputy to chief deputy. In 1987, I was appointed District Attorney and have been elected and reelected eight times. I have a love and respect for my community, as well as a history of working to protect and serve all Butte County citizens, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, social or economic status.
Our mission statement: “To do justice, as no one is above the law, nor beneath its protection” has been the rock upon which my years as a prosecutor have been based; they are the words upon which my philosophy and the office policy are based.

I have dedicated my career and the resources of my office to make sure that justice is done, no matter who the offender or victim may be. Everyone deserves to be protected from the criminal element just as everyone deserves to have their constitutional rights protected.
I believe in holding people responsible for their actions.


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