Barring a shocking turn of events, the Pierce County Council will name Mark Lindquist to be the next prosecuting
attorney this afternoon.
Lindquist is one of three candidates nominated by the local Democratic Party to replace retiring prosecutor Gerald Horne. But the other two candidates – Mary Robnett and Pat Hammond, both attorneys in the prosecutor’s office – support Lindquist for the post.
Lindquist seems to have support from council members of both parties. Among other things, they credit him for a recent initiative to address a backlog of cases in Superior Court.
Nonetheless, the council this afternoon may hear from all three candidates. Council attorney Susan Long said each nominee will have an opportunity to speak and answer questions. The public also will get a chance to comment.
The council may or may not go into closed session to discuss the qualifications of the candidates before making a final decision, Long said.
The council will meet at 3 p.m. in Room 1045 of the County-City Building, 930 Tacoma Ave. S.
Lindquist is the chief criminal deputy in the prosecutor’s office. He’s been with the office for 14 years. You can read more details of his biography here.