Democrat Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist has faced a whole host of ethics troubles, just like State Auditor Troy Kelley, Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon, and other Washington State Democrats before him. Lindquist’s time as county prosecutor has been defined by a series of ethics violations that has led to investigations by the Washington State Bar Association and the county ethics commission.
Lindquist’s problems even pushed news outlets like the Seattle Times to call for his resignation. As Shift reported, despite the controversy he has created, Lindquist continues to hang on in hopes that the attention will blow over. But, it doesn’t.
While Pierce County Ethics Commission recently found that Lindquist did not violate local ethics rules by accepting free legal advice (just one of the ethics violations that has plagued Lindquist), another allegation has thrown him back into suspicion. The Seattle Times reports:
“But a former deputy prosecutor, Mary Robnett, says she was present when Lindquist suggested private attorneys could receive taxpayer-funded legal work in exchange for personal favors…
“According to public records obtained by The News Tribune of Tacoma , Robnett wrote to the commission a couple of weeks after it closed its inquiry. The commission met in March to consider a motion for reconsideration based on Robnett’s letters but ultimately rejected the motion.”
Lindquist’s troubles are just another example of a Democrat scandal that has plagued offices that demand integrity. It’s Democrats, once again, violating the public’s trust.