Embattled Wasco County District Attorney Eric Nisley is out — again.
Nisley lost his bid for reelection Tuesday to Matthew Ellis, a local criminal defense attorney.
In a brief statement on Facebook, Nisley thanked supporters.
“All the money from Portland swung the election here,” he wrote. “It is a sad day for Wasco County. Please recycle your lawn signs. I appreciate very much the amazing support from everyone in Wasco County.
Earlier this year, Nisley was ousted after the Oregon Department of Justice said he couldn’t continue to hold elected office after being suspended from practicing the law.
He was suspended for lying to state investigators about whether he improperly opened an investigation into another county official. In December 2019, the Oregon Supreme Court upheld the decision to suspend Nisley.
Nisley has denied allegations of sexual and professional misconduct.