#4ThePeople: What questions do you have for the candidates for Spokane County Prosecutor?
SPOKANE CO., Wash. — Voters will decide on the future of Spokane County’s criminal justice system when they cast their vote in the prosecutor’s race.
Incumbent Larry Haskell, a Republican, is running against non-partisan candidate Deb Conklin.
Haskell was first elected to the role in 2014, but has worked in District Court, prosecuted federal drug and gang crimes with the Eastern District of Washington and is a former U.S. Air Force pilot.
He came under fire this year after the Inlander exposed his wife’s racist comments on the website Gab. Following the report, additional allegations of racism within his office surfaced. He called them “baseless.”
Conklin, who hasn’t practiced law in 35 years, is looking to unseat Haskell. Her website says she is looking to restore faith in the office because it has “been plagued with controversy for nearly a decade.”
She previously served as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Clallam County and has most recently served as pastor at the United Methodist Church.
4 News Now’s Esther Bower will be interviewing both Haskell and Conklin. What would you like to know about or from each of the candidates?
Submit your questions in the form below.
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