Mark Lindquist is our Pierce County Prosecutor. He was elected in November 2010, after being appointed to the position in a bipartisan and unanimous vote of the County Council on September 1, 2009.
The former Chief Criminal Deputy, Prosecutor Lindquist has been with the office for 20 years and has tried nearly every type of criminal case, including murder, rape, domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, drug crimes, property crimes, and the Tacoma Mall shooter.
Under Prosecutor Lindquist’s leadership, the office vigorously prosecutes violent gangs, is working to stop the state from dumping felons from other counties onto our streets, and held accountable the defendants who assisted cop-killer Maurice Clemmons.
In addition to the Gang Unit, Prosecutor Lindquist also formed Elder Abuse and Identity Theft teams. These specialized trial teams, along with the Special Assault Unit, are leaders in the state for successful prosecutions of those who victimize our most vulnerable citizens.
The Prosecutor’s Office also works with law enforcement and other partners in the community on intervention and prevention initiatives, collaborating to make our neighborhoods safer.
All three divisions of the Prosecutor’s Office – Criminal, Civil, and Family Support – emphasize professionalism, partnerships, and public service.
Prosecutor Lindquist serves on the Tacoma Community College Foundation Board, was chair of the 2001-12 United Way Campaign, and is a member of Rotary 8. He is also a nationally acclaimed author. He lives in Tacoma with his wife Chelsea and their daughter.