As a mom and retired Spokane County deputy sheriff of 19 years, I am looking forward to the changes that Mary Wissink will bring about as our next Spokane County clerk. Wissink has an informed vision for the future of our clerk’s office, because she has over 25 years of hands-on experience in the Spokane legal community.
I first began working with Wissink when she was a judicial assistant in Superior Court for Judge Michael Donohue. That was over 15 years ago. Over the years, Wissink and I have discussed our concerns with the clerk’s office. One such issue is protection orders that wait over the weekend to be put into effect because of antiquated systems in the office. You don’t need years of law enforcement experience to understand that an order of protection needs to become effective immediately.
This is just one reason Wissink is campaigning for Spokane County clerk, and just one reason why I am supporting her. It’s nice to think that Wissink will be Spokane County’s first female clerk, but it is essential that we put her experience to work.
Cindy North Jones