Citizens of Snohomish County deserve to have law enforcement officers that they can trust and respect. This is something that many of us feel we have not had since the current sheriff came into office. Many of us have lost all trust and confidence in our law enforcement officers and its current leadership.
This election year has finally arrive, and with it the opportunity to choose someone with true leadership skills and abilities, someone who has integrity and credibility amongst her peers, and someone who has an actual plan for making the sheriff’s office an integral part of the community again.
I believe Susannah Johnson is that leader. Johnson’s 33-year career has brought her up through the ranks from patrol to bureau chief. I first met her years ago when she had a K-9 partner. She has experience with the Regional Drug Task Force, Office of Professional Accountability, and Sheriff’s Department Operations. She has the education, training, and experience to steer the sheriff’s department in a positive direction.
A decorated public servant, she has been endorsed by every former sheriff in Snohomish County for her integrity and loyalty. Getting smart on crime will be a priority as we recognize and come to grips with the reality that mental illness, housing instability, and even drug addiction, are not crimes. I encourage my fellow citizens to find out more about Susannah Johnson; take a minute to consider what is best for the future of Snohomish County, and vote!