Brett Rogers announces candidacy for Snohomish County Prosecutor

Brett Rogers

An attorney and former Seattle police lieutenant has thrown his hat into the ring for the job of Snohomish County Prosecutor.

Lake Stevens resident Brett Rogers — a Republican — on Monday announced his candidacy for the job, now held by Edmonds resident Adam Cornell. In November, Cornell announced he wouldn’t be seeking reelection to the position, which will appear on the November 2022 ballot.

He started his career as a corrections officer in Racine, Wisconsin. He moved to Seattle in 1996 and joined the Seattle Police Department. During his time at SPD, he completed law school and became a member of the Washington Bar in 2008.

According to a campaign news release, Rogers continued to be employed full-time for Seattle police while working as an attorney, serving mostly pro-bono clients

Rogers also ran unsuccessfully for Washington State Attorney General, losing in the Aug. 4, 2020 primary.

On his campaign website, Rogers said he will primarily focus on public safety and order.

“When I first moved here we didn’t have to sweep athletic fields for needles before kids could play,” he said. “We didn’t have brazen thefts with seemingly no response. The apparent level of apathy by many of our elected officials is astonishing and disappointing.”

Rogers will officially kick off his campaign at an event on Saturday, Feb. 26, at Reset Church in Marysville.

Another candidate who has already declared in Snohomish County Prosecutor’s race is Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor Jason Cummings. An Edmonds resident who is running as a Democrat, Cummings has worked in the Prosecutor’s Office for nearly 25 years, serving as chief civil deputy for the last 14 years.



  1. This, I like his message. I think this may be my choice after all. I am going to check this real carefully as right now the Prosecutor is particularly important in our county and this is for just our county so I think he might be a nice idea. I honestly at this point would prefer we have someone who is not so involved with Edmonds. As well its a big county and I feel that we need some bipartisan thinking and some self control. HE may be the one I fight for.

  2. His comments are so far from the truth, it is rediculous. Far right wingers do not belong in the justice system, as they have no grasp of justice.

    1. John, what comments has he made that are so far from the truth? I’m not reading any here, and I looked on his website and didn’t find anything there that give me pause. Do you have more information? (I’m not being argumentative, I just haven’t found anything)

    2. John van Hollebeke, Wow, I’m glad that you gave us a well thought-out, point-by-point argument on why he should/not be elected, that addressed law enforcement and community needs, rather than the misspelled, subjective knee-jerk reaction of a petulant 5 yr old on a sugar high.

      By naming anyone that disagrees with you far right, alt-right, Nazis or racist any time you’re pissed off, makes those terms commodities , diminishes their meaning until they no longer mean anything more than an overused epithet. But hey, thanks for alerting us, and giving us so many reasons to look at this candidate… objectively.

  3. Brett Rogers would be an outstanding prosecutor. I worked with Brett and I look forward to him being the next Snohomish County Prosecutor.

    J Koutsky – 33 years in law enforcement and retired as a SPD Captain.

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