- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Former U.S. Attorney for Oregon Dwight Holton has been named chief executive officer of Lines for Life, a Portland nonprofit that works to prevent suicide and substance abuse.

Holton replaces co-founder Judy Cushing, who is retiring in two weeks after leading the organization for more than 20 years.

Lines for Life board president Dan McMillan said Holton is the “perfect conclusion” to the search for a CEO. He says Holton has a commitment to prevention, compassion for those who are struggling and solid connections with decision makers.

Holton was U.S. Attorney for Oregon in 2010 and 2011. He ran for state attorney general in 2012, but lost the Democratic primary to Ellen Rosenblum.

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