Power running for county Prosecutor

Nicholas (Nick) Power has filed to run for San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney. He sent in this press release:

Nick hopes to provide voters with an opportunity to elect someone who is committed to honesty, transparency and accountability. Nick sees the position of Prosecuting Attorney as ultimately the citizens’ attorney – not simply the attorney for the County.

Originally licensed to practice law in Illinois in 1997, Nick has worked on a broad variety of legal matters both in the civil and criminal arenas both in state and federal court. Currently Nick has a solo-practice in Friday Harbor. He represents and advises clients in a wide-variety of civil matters including civil rights, employment, property, land-use, whistle blower and election litigation.

He has also served as counsel and advised on a broad variety of criminal matters – again, both in state and federal courts. As a father to a teenager (and an about-to-be-teenager) Nick is very concerned about the epidemic of hard drugs available on the islands but is particularly concerned about those that are being dealt and consumed in our schools. That needs to change.

To achieve that end, Nick supports the use of therapeutic court in appropriate circumstances – especially for juvenile offenders -- and hopes to greatly increase access to mental health and addiction professionals to those who could benefit from those services.

Since moving to Friday Harbor in 2008 with his wife Penelope Haskew and two daughters, Nick has been troubled by what he has observed in our local law enforcement and justice system. He wants to make San Juan County a safer, fairer and better place to live, work and be. Because…. Honestly, we can do better.

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