Many areas need investigation
Some of the other candidates for review could include state organizations; local city governments, local utility companies, and nonprofit organizations. Many seem to operate without much oversight: rate increases to fund pet projects; exorbitant salaries (over a third of the employees of the Snohomish Public Utility make over $100,000); hiring of family members and personal friends; and general misuse of the public trust.
I noted with interest your Feb. 25 front page newspaper article mentioning Sheriff Lovick as one of the potential candidates who the County Council may consider as a replacement as County Executive. Why not others? It is also interesting that two day earlier, a letter was published on the opinion page from Sheriff Lovick "thanking" county employees for their service. A coincidence? A free campaign announcement?
As an aside, I have voted for Sheriff Lovick every time he has run for office.
Ignacio Castro, Jr.