Given the rise in mass shootings in schools, churches, malls, and LGBTQ+ clubs along with increased white nationalism activity, public safety is a nationwide concern more than ever.
We should be concerned about who will be in charge of public safety in our county. It has been made public that Sheriff Adam Fortney invited the constitutional sheriff of Pinal County, Ariz., Mark Lamb as a guest speaker at his $250-a-head dinner fundraiser. Although Lamb denies being a constitutionalist sheriff according to Politico and other publications, his actions speak for themselves. Lamb has repeated President Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud, he supported the ” stop the steal ” campaign in Arizona and expressed sympathy for the Jan. 6 participants who attempted to topple our democracy. Lamb denies any police officer was hurt or killed on Jan. 6, 2021.
In the Snohomish County sheriff’s race the distinction between the incumbent sheriff and challenger Susanna K. Johnson is clear. A vote for Fortney, is a vote for a constitutionalist sheriff like Mark Lamb who continues to pose a threat to the public safety of Snohomish County residents. Let us not forget Fortney hired a Proud Boy and rehired three deputies fired by former Sheriff Ty Trenary.
A vote for Johnson, currently Bothell’s deputy police chief, is a vote for a solid, experienced, law enforcement professional with integrity that will bring transparency and accountability to the Sheriff’s Office. She will also work to build trust.
Johnson is the sheriff we need for a safer county