Safety and Civility

Our Community is Safer Because Mark Lindquist is Our Prosecutor

Closing Remarks by Mark Lindquist, Tacoma City Club forum on October 3, 2018. I’m going to wrap up with three quick stories, snapshots really. First snapshot:  A few years ago I was in a parking lot with my wife Chelsea and a woman I didn’t recognize approached me. She said, “I know you.” Neither Chelsea … Continue reading Safety and Civility

Protecting Victims

Mark Lindquist Protecting Victims

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 … 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 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 his … Continue reading Keeping Our Elders Safe

Lindquist Sues Big Pharma

Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist files lawsuit against Big Pharma

Lindquist Sues 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 … Continue reading Lindquist Sues Big Pharma

Public Service Culture

Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist cultivates a public service culture

Seeking Public Servants by 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 she ordered, the … Continue reading Public Service Culture

Have a Pleasant New Year

Have a Pleasant New Year by 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 Elwood P. Dowd, the … Continue reading Have a Pleasant New Year