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Halloween Bash with The Beatniks

The Beatniks play at fundraiser for Prosecutor Mark Lindquist

  The Beatniks are a local legend. They have played their brand of 60’s to 90’s rock and roll for Microsoft, the Seahawks, actor Bruce Willis, and our Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.  Lindquist is bringing The Beatniks to the Swiss Pub in Tacoma on Wednesday, October 24, at 6:00 pm. This is a Halloween … Continue reading Halloween Bash with The Beatniks

Safety and Civility

Our Community is Safer Because Mark Lindquist is Our Prosecutor

After the Tacoma City Club candidate forum, people praised Mark’s presentation. Some asked for a copy of his closing statement, which focused on the need for civility and integrity in our public dialogue. Mark doesn’t use notes when he speaks, so the text below is not 100% accurate, but it’s close and approved by Mark. Closing … Continue reading Safety and Civility

Caring and Keeping Us Safe

Our Community is Safer Because Mark Lindquist is Our Prosecutor

Our Prosecutor Mark Lindquist cares and he’s committed to keeping us safe. In the nine years Lindquist has served as our Prosecutor, felony crimes in Pierce county have gone down 18%. Misdemeanor crimes are down 29%. Using FBI numbers on serious offenses, last year crime was up by 7% in Seattle, up by 5% in … Continue reading Caring and Keeping Us Safe

Protecting Victims

Mark Lindquist Protecting Victims

by Tacoma Weekly Staff In 2017, the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office consolidated its felony and misdemeanor domestic violence prosecutors and victim advocates in one central location. This consolidated unit is the first of its kind in Washington and is housed inside the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center (CJFJC), which partners with law enforcement and other … Continue reading Protecting Victims

Career Criminals Off Our Streets

Mark Lindquist keeps us safe

High Priority Offender Program Reduces Crime By Prosecutor Mark Lindquist, first published in The Tacoma Weekly He began his criminal career with a burglary in 2000. Before he turned 40, he racked up 16 felony convictions. Though he was versatile – stealing cars, committing identify theft and dabbling in drugs – burglary remained his crime … Continue reading Career Criminals Off Our Streets

Keeping Our Elders Safe

Our Prosecutor Protecting Elders

Keeping Our Elders Safe by Prosecutor Mark Lindquist, first published in The Tacoma Weekly Mr. Villegas’ life savings began to dwindle under the control of his daughter. He was 81-years-old with dementia and early Alzheimer’s. Frugal, he lived on a modest income. His savings was nearly $200,000, primarily from the sale of his home, but … Continue reading Keeping Our Elders Safe

Lindquist Sues Big Pharma

Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist files lawsuit against Big Pharma

by Tacoma Weekly staff Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist filed a federal lawsuit against the three largest manufacturers and marketers of prescription opioids in the United States: Purdue, Endo, and Janssen. “Where there is harm to the community, there should be accountability for the corporations,” said Lindquist. “I’m a career prosecutor and this is the first … Continue reading Lindquist Sues Big Pharma

Public Service Culture

Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist cultivates a public service culture

  Seeking Public Servants by our Prosecutor Mark Lindquist, first published in The Tacoma Weekly Walt Bettinger, the chief operating officer of Charles Schwab & Company, sometimes takes job candidates to breakfast. Before the meal arrives, Bettinger asks the restaurant manager to botch the applicant’s order. For example, instead of the pancakes and orange juice … Continue reading Public Service Culture

Have a Pleasant New Year

Mark Lindquist, Pierce County Prosecutor

    Have a Pleasant New Year By our Prosecutor Mark Lindquist, first published in The Tacoma Weekly “Years ago, my mother used to say to me, ‘In this world, you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant.’ Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.” I’m quoting … Continue reading Have a Pleasant New Year