The people of Columbia County are extremely fortunate to have Rea Culwell as their elected prosecutor. Being a successful prosecutor requires integrity, compassion, hard work and a steady approach to seeking justice.
Rea Culwell has proven herself to be just such a prosecutor. I first met Ms. Culwell when she joined the Washington State Prosecutors' Association. She is an intelligent and knowledgeable person who cares about her community.
She has been on call, 24/7 as both coroner and prosecutor. She has efficiently administered the office, fulfilling its mission even while saving county funds. She is creative and open-minded when seeking solutions to the problems facing law enforcement today.
Ms. Culwell is well experienced in prosecuting and has made the tough decisions the job requires. She has prosecuted in Washington state for eight years, handling both the criminal and civil areas of prosecution.
She knows Washington law, Washington court rules, Washington procedure and is a career prosecutor. Ms. Culwell has a passion for community safety and is a strong advocate for the rights of the vulnerable. To her, being the prosecutor is not just another job, it is a chosen path of public service and she is the perfect choice.
Cowlitz County prosecuting attorney