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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Director Position for Thurston County Public Defense Vacated
Commissioners will begin recruitment process to fill the vacancy

OLYMPIA - After an executive session this morning, the Thurston County Board of Commissioners directed the county manager to ask Daryl Rodrigues, Director of Thurston County Public Defense, for his resignation, effective immediately.

The basis for the decision was the commissioners had lost confidence in Mr. Rodrigues' ability to lead the department of Public Defense, both financially and through personnel actions.

Patrick O'Connor will serve as the Interim Director until the Board of County Commissioners have completed the hiring process.


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3