There seems to be no ends to the scandal caused by Democrats in Snohomish County. From sex scandals to death threats, the Democrats running Snohomish have embarrassed the county time and time again. This week, yet another accusation of corruption against Snohomish Democrats has surfaced.
Former county ombudsman John Koster has filed a legal claim against Snohomish County. Koster is seeking nearly $1 million in damages for what he insists constitutes a violation to his right to free speech. He claims County Executive John Lovick severed his path to re-appointment due to a public position he took against big labor. The Seattle Times,
“Lovick had taken issue with a fundraising letter that Koster had signed in his personal capacity for the Freedom Foundation, a conservative Olympia think tank. That letter was critical of unions. Koster is a former three-term Republican.”
Among other critical statements of unions, the letter Koster signed read, “For too long, labor leaders have ripped off our hard-working teachers and state employees, forcing them to pay dues whether they want to be part of the union or not, then funneling that money to politicians at election time.”
Shortly after the release of the letter, the president of the AFSCME affiliate that represents most Snohomish County employees stated, “He clearly stepped out of bounds and he should not continue in this position.”
Given the public statements made by the county employee union, it certainly does appear that Lovick did what Democrats do best and acquiesced to big labor’s demands.