So… I see this SHINING endorsement for Remy Stephanson Leonard from Mark Roe in the local paper. ANYONE he endorses should be suspect More importantly is “when” Mr Roe wrote this endorsement… A prosecutor should NOT be endorsing Judges, that DEFINITELY gives the appearance of impropriety, & they most certainly shouldn’t be doing it on county time.
Two things you should remember:
1) Mark Roe was PISSED that Leonard’s opponent Anthony Howard was even appointed to the job in the first place without his permission
From: Roe, Mark
Sent: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 01:32 PM
To: Koster, John
Subject: RE: District Court Consolidation Meeting
I really don’t wanna punish all Dist ct divisions, their employees, and judges, for the actions primarily of one judge in arlington. (we have tried to talk with him, but he won’t even meet with me…….)I wish he would just retire! Though 2 south judges can be a pain, 80% of the problem is well north of there. simplest step is close just that one, split their cases between everett and evergreen, and either eliminate or allow the commissioner to rove to where needed, instead of being tied to do all the work for the one judge who doesn’t often come to work. our filings are way down. I don’t think they need 8 judges plus a commissioner, and said that before tony was appointed. If cascade were closed, I guarantee that the other cts would be on the very best super duper behavior forever more!
2) Judge Stephanson Leonard is the city of Everett’s Mayor’s daughter.
Nepotism and Cronyism Favoring relatives (nepotism) or personal friends (cronyism) of an official is a form of illegitimate private gain. This may be combined with bribery, for example demanding that a business should employ a relative of an official controlling regulations affecting the business. The most extreme example is when the entire state is inherited, as in North Korea or Syria. A lesser form might be in the Southern United States with Good ol’ boys, where women and minorities are excluded. A milder form of cronyism is an “old boy network“, in which appointees to official positions are selected only from a closed and exclusive social network – such as the alumni of particular universities – instead of appointing the most competent candidate. Seeking to harm enemies becomes corruption when official powers are illegitimately used as means to this end. For example, trumped-up charges are often brought up against journalists or writers who bring up politically sensitive issues, such as a politician’s acceptance of bribes.
So we’ve got them trying to make the city of Everett prosecutor Mike Fisher the Judge, & Judge O’Dell is going to bail out on the voters & put Mike Fisher in his place as the sitting Judge So why did Judge O’Dell even run if he was just going to bail out anyway? To ensure that he could keep his friends in power, & to ensure that the groundwork they have laid out stands firm as far as the corruption is concerned.
From: Mike Fisher
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 4:15 PM
Subject: Pro-Tem App.
Judge Odell advised me that he will be retiring before the end of his term, sometime in 2015, and that he would be recommending me to take his place. So I need to start getting some experience under my belt.
Are you starting to see how they put their buddies in power so they can keep absolute supreme control over the county & the various cities?
THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE TO STOP.
If we can get rid of the corrupt officials & we solve 90% of the problem but it’s been this way here for over 40 years so it’s not going to change overnight.
All it takes is for the citizens to vote smarter… You can lead people to the polls but you can’t make them vote smarter.
Then just to add to the cronyism… the Snohomish County Auditor’s husband also writes a op-ed endorsement for her so now we know she is connected to Mark Roe & the Weikel’s (Gary & Carolyn) Gary being the county exec who was ousted by Aaron Reardon, but who still has his hands in many aspects of Snohomish County politics.
Then there is also the local paper… why are they posting so many pro opinions for her? Hmmmm…..
Actually let’s take a look at everyone who does endorse her (Lots of folks I write about)
Gary Weikel~ Co-chair who wrote the op-ed
Everett Police Officers’ Association
Everett Police Management Association
Snohomish County Deputy Prosecutor’s Association
Snohomish County Democrats
38th District Democrats
21st District Deomcrats
Rated “well qualified” by the Snohomish County Labor Council
Laborer’s International Union of North America, Local 292
Snohomish County Executive John Lovick
Former Snohomish County Executive Bob Drewel
Snohomish County Deputy Executive Mark Ericks
Snohomish County Councilmember Terry Ryan
Snohomish County Councilmember Dave Somers ~ The same guy who hid records & cost the county 375K in a lawsuit…
Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe
Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary
Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office Detective Dave Bilyeu
State Representative Mike Sells
State Representative Lillian Ortiz-Self
Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson
Former Everett Mayor Ed Hansen
Everett City Councilmember Brenda Stonecipher
Everett City Councilmember Scott Murphy
Everett City Councilmember Jeff Moore
Everett City Councilmember Rich Anderson
Everett City Councilmember Scott Bader
Everett City Attorney Jim Iles
Former Everett City Attorney Mark Soine
Everett Police Chief Kathy Atwood
Everett Fire Chief Murray Gordon
Former Everett Fire Chief Terry Ollis
Everett Police Captain Greg Lineberry
Everett Police Lieutenant Jeraud Irving
Former Everett Police Chief Jim Scharf
Former Everett Police Chief Al Shelstad
Marysville Mayor John Nehring
Stanwood Mayor Leonard Kelley
Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick
Port Commissioner Troy McClelland
Port Commissioner Glen Bachman
Port Executive Director John Mohr
Director of Everett Animal Shelter Shannon Johnson
Snohomish County Superior Court Presiding Judge Michael Downes
Snohomish County Superior Court Judge George Appel
Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Dave Kurtz
Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Eric Lucas
Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Bruce Weiss
Snohomish County District Court Judge Patricia Lyon
Snohomish County District Court Judge Steve Clough
Everett Municipal Court Judge Laura Van Slyck
Bothell Municipal Court Judge Michelle Gehlsen
Marysville Municipal Court Judge Lori Towers
Marysville Municipal Court Judge Fred Gillings
Matt Baldock, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Charlie Blackman, former Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Kathy Jo Blake, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Valerie Bouffiou, former Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Bridget Casey, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Joan Cavagnaro, Chief Criminal Deputy, Snohomish County Prosecutor
Adam Cornell, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Jason Cummings, Chief Civil Deputy, Snohomish County Prosecutor
Jennifer DeJong, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Elise Deschenes, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Tim Geraghty, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Justin Harleman, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Matt Hunter, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Halley Hupp, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Cheryl Johnson, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Cindy Larsen, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Craig Matheson, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Julie Mohr, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Lisa Paul, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Mark Roe’s wife whom he was having an affair with while they were married…
Erica Temple, former Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Ed Stemler, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Nathan Sugg, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Katie Wetmore, Snohomish County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Ray Stephanson, Sr.
Dr. Sanford Wright
This list should be a very clear WARNING to vote for ANYONE else besides her, anyone. If she gets in then the people have NO ONE to blame but themselves.