Jim Kenny will be in Edmonds Thursday to kick off his general election campaign for Snohomish County Prosecutor. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the South Snohomish County Senior Center, and the event is open to the public
Edmonds Mayor and former Snohomish County Councilmember Mike Cooper will speak, “along with other dignitaries to be determined,” according to an announcement from the Kenny campaign.
Kenny, who is running against incumbent Mark Roe, said he is campaigning to clean up County government, provide transparency, and to be what he calls “smart on crime, that is, using limited taxpayer money more judiciously.”
“As I have doorbelled across the county, I have found that voters are frustrated with what has been going on here in Snohomish County,” Kenny said. “Lawsuits against the county that are very preventable, a cozy relationship between developer interests and government employees, and it seems like there is a new scandal every couple of weeks.”
Kenny has pledged that if elected, he will dedicate a deputy prosecutor to pursue violations of integrity by government employees and elected officials. He is also pushing for mandatory inquests for police-involved shootings, civilian oversight of the sheriff’s office, and ending the prosecution of medical marijuana patients.
More information is on the candidate’s website.