District Attorney Clifford Newell



Born into a third-generation farming family in the Yuba City/Sutter Area, Clifford Newell earned a bachelor’s degree in political science at Chico State and a juris doctorate at Cal Northern School of Law. After receiving his law degree, Newell moved to Nevada County, where he worked first for the Probation Department and then as a prosecuting attorney. In 2006, Newell ran for the elected position of Nevada County’s district attorney. He was reelected for three more terms, and has announced his intention to retire in July 2021. “I had a list of goals that I wanted to accomplish,” Newell said. “One by one, my exceptional staff and I addressed each challenge over the years. My work is complete. It’s time for someone with a new list.”

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