County needs Roe for such a critical office

As a retired staff member of the Snohomish County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office I am outraged to think of the possibility that this very important public service office might be awarded to Mr. Jim Kenny as a political prize for his good attendance record at party events and his unswerving support of party candidates and cronies.

How can this be allowed to happen?

I am urging the County Council to appoint Mark Roe interim prosecuting attorney on Dec. 9. It is imperative at this time that the citizens and taxpayers of Snohomish County be afforded the leadership, knowledge and experience only Mark can provide. He has “walked the walk” in this office for over 20 years and has earned the respect of fellow prosecutors and staff, victim advocacy groups, public defenders, judges, law enforcement and the public in general.

Please, at this critical time for Snohomish County, do not force the citizens and taxpayers to pay the wages of someone who does not have a clue! Awarding this critical public service office to someone as a reward for being a good party man would be a disservice to every taxpayer in this county.

Mark Roe must be appointed interim Prosecuting Attorney for the good of Snohomish County. Don’t play politics with public safety!

Patricia J. Bear


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