Sheriff Chuck Atkins Receives Key Criminal Justice Endorsements
Clark County Sheriff Chuck Atkins, who officially filed for re-election on Monday, has received three important endorsements.
Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson, a 28 year veteran of the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office, has endorsed Sheriff Atkins for re-election. Cowlitz County borders Clark County’s northern boundary and is home to approximately 106,000 people. Sheriff Nelson is the current president of the Washington State Sheriff’s Association.
Skamania County Sheriff, Dave Brown, has also endorsed Sheriff Atkins for re-election. Skamania County borders Clark County to the east and is home to approximately 12,000 people. Sheriff Brown is a 31 year veteran of the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office and is a past president of the Western States Sheriff’s Association.
Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Tony Golik, a 23 year veteran prosecutor, issued his endorsement of Sheriff Atkins. Prosecutor Golik has been the elected prosecuting attorney for Clark County since 2010 and has extensive experience prosecuting major crimes including several high profile homicide cases.
“I’m honored to have received these endorsements from my law enforcement partners. All three are well respected law enforcement professionals who have served their communities with distinction,” said Sheriff Atkins.
Sheriff Chuck Atkins, a 40 year law enforcement veteran, was first elected as Clark County Sheriff in 2014. He is seeking re-election to a second term.