I must say I was very baffled when I saw the results of the Columbia County prosecutor primary election. To me there is only one obvious choice and that is Rea Culwell.
Rea has a huge edge in experience as a prosecutor. She has proven to be a very fiscally responsible public servant, especially important in tough economic times.
Rea is a Washington native and the only candidate to have passed the Washington State Bar exam. Some people may think that passing the bar is not an important criterion, but a Washington trained attorney could easily take the legal advantage over someone with limited experience in Washington state law. This may explain why Culwell's opponent only has a 17 percent success rate as a Columbia County public defender.
Rea Culwell's enthusiasm, experience, community involvement and excellent record as prosecutor should earn her everyone's support for re-election.