Endorsement missed the mark

I take serious issue with your editorial regarding who is the best choice for Snohomish County prosecutor. May I remind you that Janice Ellis is a Democrat, and when she stepped down to take another job, it was up to the Snohomish County Democratic precinct committee officers to recommend her replacement? Jim Kenny won the vote by a landslide. As an elected PCO myself, I know how seriously we take our duties. We get to know the candidates and make very informed choices.

The County Council selected Mark Roe by one vote against the PCOs’ wishes. You may know Mark, but it is obvious you don’t know Jim Kenny the way so many of us do. Your judgment of Jim Kenny seems rather harsh for someone you don’t know. How do you know Jim’s questions about how the young man’s case was handled was “irresponsible”? The father of the young man had a fundraiser for Roe in May, the car accident happened June 3. Jim made the point that Roe should have some mechanism for screening campaign donations so he’s not taking money from people with cases before his office.

Kathy Christensen


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