Pierce County: Deputy prosecutor to run against boss in November
THE NEWS TRIBUNE
Pierce County deputy prosecutor Bertha Fitzer announced Friday that she will challenge her boss in this fall’s election.
Fitzer, who has more than 28 years of public and private legal experience, said she will run as an independent against current Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist, a Democrat.
Fitzer, 55, said that, if elected, she would work hard to reduce the county’s high crime rate and make sure employees in the office are treated with respect.
She says her experience as a private and government attorney makes her well-suited to run the office, which is responsible for prosecuting felony and misdemeanor crimes and defending the county against lawsuits.
Fitzer is a 34-year resident of University Place. She is married and has one son.
Lindquist was appointed to the position in September after Gerry Horne retired. He plans to seek the post permanently in November. He and Fitzer are the only declared candidates for the position.
Adam Lynn, staff writer