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Tag: Pierce County prosecutor


Prosecutor race won’t include Corey (this year)

Reporter Adam Lynn posted this Tuesday on the Lights & Sirens blog:


Tacoma defense attorney Barbara Corey won’t run for Pierce County prosecutor this year.

There has been speculation that Corey, a former deputy prosecutor, might jump into the race since she won a $3 million jury verdict against the county for wrongful termination and defamation in 2008.

The county, which lost one appeal of the verdict, has asked the state Supreme Court to review the case.

Corey told The News Tribune today

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Lindquist to hold campaign kick-off

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist is launching his campaign with a kick-off event on Saturday. Lindquist, who was the office’s chief criminal deputy, is trying to win election to the post after being appointed to replace retiring prosecutor Gerry Horne last year.

“I am committed to leading a professional, non-partisan office that serves the people of our community well,” Lindquist said in a press release.

Lindquist’s event at the old Heidelberg Brewery will feature remarks from notable supporters, including Sheriff Paul Pastor, Congressman Adam Smith, Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland and Lakewood Mayor Doug Richardson. He also promises entertainment from “popular local band The Beatniks and unnamed musical guest stars, including a member of a nationally known multi-platinum band.” (We won’t give away the surprise here, but he’s from Seattle, plays the guitar and his name rhymes with “Eater Yuk.”)

Lindquist faces a challenge from one of his office’s own employees, Pierce County deputy prosecutor Bertha Fitzer.

See the full press release below.

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