Tuesday, January 19
Java House Market Place
210 W. Evergreen Blvd. , Vancouver
Boger launches with Vancouver notable Philanthropist Ed Lynch as campaign chair and endorsements from Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna and US Senator & WA State Attorney General (ret) Slade Gorton who are expected to attend the announcement event.
About Brent Boger:
Boger is currently a Vancouver Assistant City Attorney and has practiced law for 25 years. He has practiced in courtrooms from San Diego to Seattle as well as presented arguments to the United States Supreme Court.
Attorney Boger has served the justice system representing both the public and criminal defendants in his career. He has counseled local governments on management and financial matters and served private clients for eight years in the private sector. Earlier in his career Brent was on the Governor of California’s staff addressing the financial impact of death penalty cases on rural counties.
Candidate Boger also represented Pacific Legal Foundation representing property owners who were victims of unreasonable and intrusive government regulations.
“My background gives me a big picture view as to how the Prosecutor’s Office impacts everyone in Clark County rather than solely the criminal justice community and the special interests seeking to do business with the county” said Boger. “I want to be the prosecutor for the People of Clark County; all of them.”
Boger will be running against Curt Wyrick (60) and Tony Golik (42) since current Prosecuting Attorney, Art Curtis has announced he will not seek re-election this term.
Both Wyrick and Golik are currently serving in the Prosecutors Office.
Golik, a Democrat, says, “I’ll focus on cracking down on the area’s emerging gang problem. He also said he would vigorously prosecute repeat domestic violence offenders and seek stiff sentences for sex offenders.”
Wyrick says, “he plans to add more focus on pursuing customers who write bad checks. He also wants to prosecute more people who abuse elderly people physically or financially.” He adds, “We need to refocus on gangs and make sure we stop them before they proliferate.”
Maybe it’s just me, but shouldn’t that currently be the focus?
Boger says, “The county prosecutor is not a bad office, but I think they need new direction in where they put their resources. And I think I can bring that.”
The County Prosecutors Office has faced a $1.8 million budget shortfall in recent years.
If you are available on Tuesday at 1030am, please stop in at Brent Boger’s formal announcement at the Java House, 210 W. Evergreen in Vancouver with Attorney General Rob McKenna.