2018 General Election Voters' Guide
Prosecutor and Coroner
4-year term
County of Jefferson

Coming Soon
James M. Kennedy
(Prefers Democratic Party)

Professional Experience: Captain, US Army 2003-2009. Stationed in Mannheim Germany, 27 months deployed to Kuwait and Iraq. Platoon leader of 40 Soldiers, lead convoys throughout Iraq. Detachment Commander of 20 Soldiers and 50 civilians, coordinated supply shipments for Northern Iraq during the “Surge”.  

Education: Ithaca College, BA, History Seattle University School of Law, JD, Cum Laude  

Community Service: Not too long ago I bought a home in Port Ludlow where I live with my wife and two children. I have been a public servant my entire working life, this is my calling. I am also a board member of the Jefferson County YMCA.  

Statement: My name is James Kennedy and I would appreciate your vote for Prosecutor. Even our small community experiences serious crimes, and we need to handle these cases with compassion, competence, and integrity. I have extensive management experience have prosecuted in five counties.

My management experience as an Army officer taught me that success depends on cohesive teams with good training and a leader who is willing to work hard. That’s how I will lead.

I will renew our focus on victims by ensuring that they are safe, heard, and by protecting their privacy. I also know that crimes are often committed by people needing treatment and therapeutic courts, I hope to expand these opportunities. Our prosecutors need training on traffic crimes, sex crimes, child abuse, and domestic violence. I will revive our dormant child support enforcement program. Our civil department will always be ready to provide advice to all departments and facilitate the evaluation of contracts.

I have endorsements by those that have regular contact with the Prosecutor’s Office: North Olympic Fraternal Order of Police, court staff, probation officers, defense attorneys, treatment counselors, and two previous Port Townsend City Attorneys. They know change is needed, I hope you do too.

(425) 691-9185