I take exception to The News Tribune puff piece on Rep. Norm Dicks (editorial, 2-12). You refused to report the facts in your editorial to curry favor with the 35-year incumbent.
K&L Gates law firm, Dicks’ fourth-largest political contributor, was represented on the Puget Sound Partnership Board, which hired David Dicks as executive director. David Dicks then falsified the urgency of a service contract so as to bypass the work being done by the attorney general’s office.
David Dicks priced the contract at $19,999 so as to bypass the mandatory public bidding process. When it was obvious that would …