Pierce County has a crime problem. Our county ranks #1 in the state for violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault). The opioid epidemic is contributing to a persistent property crime problem. A lot of work remains to make citizens feel safe and protected in their community.
But to tackle these issues, problems within the Prosecutor’s Office must be addressed. Mary is running to restore trust in an office beset by controversies and scandals. She will bring stability to the Prosecutor’s Office and return focus in the top job to the basics, not political sideshows.
The Mary Robnett difference
- A non-partisan, non-political Prosecutor’s Office. Crime isn’t partisan, and justice shouldn’t be political. We deserve a Prosecutor like Mary, a professional who is focused on crime, not image management and climbing the political ladder. Deputy prosecutors deserve to be evaluated for their professionalism and courtroom acumen, not their looks or their political loyalty to the elected Prosecutor.
- Truly putting the people’s interests first. As the county’s attorney, the Prosecutor is supposed to put the people’s interests ahead of their own. Mary will be open, accountable, and respect taxpayers’ sacrifices. In numerous ways the incumbent has not, perhaps most clearly in the text messages case and the CNN controversy. Would a Prosecutor who put the people’s interests ahead of his own waste over $1 million in taxpayer money to hide his text messages? Would he put an ongoing murder trial at risk for the sake of publicity and attention? No.
- The right experience to fight crime. Mary is a professional prosecutor with 24 years’ experience. She has the right skills and management know-how to get the Prosecutor’s Office back on track. During her 18 years with Pierce County, Mary rose through the ranks to become Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor. She handled some of our area’s biggest cases, including the Craigslist Killers, Zina Linnik’s murderer, and the Parkland Rapist. Today she is a state attorney in the Sexually Violent Predators unit, working to keep sex offenders away from our communities. Her bipartisan endorsements include State Auditor Pat McCarthy (D), former Attorney General Rob McKenna (R), and former Pierce County Prosecutor Gerry Horne (D). She is also strongly endorsed by local law enforcement.
Mary’s pledge to you: To be tough, honest, ethical, and fair.