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Prosecutor position still up in the air

MONTESANO — The Grays Harbor County commissioners appointed Vini Samuel to be their next prosecutor two weeks ago — and Samuel has yet to respond to the commissioners. County Commissioner Frank Gordon says he expects to take some flack when the Grays Harbor Democrats meet again this week, but defended the choice as the best one.

Samuel was on the list of three names the Democrats picked for the county commissioners to choose their next prosecugtor, but she was the third name on it. Deputy Prosecutor Katie Svoboda was the Democrats’ top choice for the job. George Smylie, an attorney for the state, was also on the list.

Attorney Michael Spencer, a former prosecutor, was aced off the list.

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