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Marquis defends status quo

Lisa Dworkin Kerr re ACLU campaign

Published on September 22, 2017 12:01AM

Last changed on September 23, 2017 8:02AM

As the Clatsop County district attorney, Josh Marquis should welcome accountability. Therefore, it is puzzling as to why he would be so opposed to the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon “They Report to You” campaign (“ACLU puts heat on elected prosecutors,” The Daily Astorian, Aug. 29). It is true that Marquis has never been held accountable in the past. He was appointed to office in the 1990s, and never faced an opponent since that time.

He has always defended the status quo and opposed any effort to improve the criminal justice system. There have been few substantive improvements in the criminal justice system since his tenure began almost 30 years ago. Is that why he is so nervous about the new campaign?

Lisa Dworkin Kerr

Cannon Beach


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