Pierce County law enforcement organizations are strongly backing Mary Robnett in the race for county prosecutor.
Citing her superb credentials, record of winning important cases, and collaborative relationship with local police, both the Pierce County Deputy Sheriffs Guild and the Pierce County Corrections and Sergeants Guild announced they are endorsing Robnett over incumbent Mark Lindquist.
“We’re supporting Mary Robnett because she’s a no-nonsense prosecutor with the experience to do a better job for Pierce County,” said Lloyd Bird, vice president of the deputy sheriffs guild. “It’s also clear to us that it’s time for a change in leadership at the top of the prosecutor’s office. Mary will bring the stability and focus that taxpayers deserve.”
During her 18 years as a deputy prosecutor in Pierce County, Robnett tried some of the biggest cases in Pierce County’s history, including convictions against 2010’s Craigslist murderers, Frank Nordlund (the “Parkland Rapist”), and Zina Linnik’s murderer Terapon Adhahn, who is now serving a life sentence in Walla Walla. She now works in the Sexually Violent Predators Unit at the state Attorney General’s Office.
“What impressed us most about Mary is her dedication, her extensive prosecutorial background, and her commitment to put the people of Pierce County ahead of her own interests,” corrections guild president Lisa Shanahan said. “Mary Robnett will lead the prosecutor’s office in a non-partisan, non-political direction. That’s the right approach – politics doesn’t belong in our justice system.”
In endorsing Robnett, the two guilds join former Pierce County Prosecutor Gerry Horne, many retired judges, and a growing list of local attorneys who know we need a fresh start at the Prosecutor’s Office.