As a county taxpayer I want the most qualified and best educated candidate to become the sheriff.
Susanna Johnson is a graduate of the FBI Academy. She holds a bachelors degree and a masters degree. She has worked up the ranks from patrol to sergeant, lieutenant, captain, bureau chief up to the No. 3 position within the sheriffs department in her 30 years of experience at the Snohomish County Sheriffs Office. Susanna was the first woman to be selected to serve on the SWAT team at the sheriffs office; this is a significant accomplishment.
Her opponent, Adam Fortney struggled to become a sergeant, the highest rank he was able to achieve.
He hired a Proud Boy member to join the sheriffs department, Fortney did not do a background check on this individual. When this fact was divulged, Fortney was forced to fire the unqualified officer.
Snohomish county voters should research the two recall campaigns against Fortney, as well as research his qualifications, or lack thereof.
During Fortney’s tenure, Snohomish County Sheriff’s department was forced to pay out hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayers money due to his negligence. So far, he has allow unlawful pursuits, which resulted in several patrol vehicle crashes. All of this was within a five-month period. The Snohomish County Sheriffs department is no longer an accredited agency since 2021. As such the county pays much higher insurance rates for legal defense and damages.
Do your research and you too will vote for Susanna Johnson for Snohomish County sheriff. She is by far the best candidate