BADGER FORUM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 | 12 Noon
After 36-years as Benton County’s Prosecuting Attorney, Andy Miller announced his retirement earlier this year instead of seeking reelection for a tenth term. Miller is widely respected as the most senior prosecutor in Washington state, having served longer than any other sitting prosecutor. He has also occupied a unique place as the sole Democrat to hold a partisan elected office in our region for some time and has managed not to draw a challenger during his past seven terms.
And so, for the first time in nearly three decades, Benton County voters won’t have a Democratic party candidate on their ballot for Prosecuting Attorney. Instead, two Republicans are now vying to win the seat— Eric Eisinger, senior partner with the Richland law firm Walker Heye, PLLC, and Ryan Lukson, Benton County Assistant Chief Deputy Prosecutor. Both men were on the Primary ballot with Eisinger emerging nearly 5 points ahead of Lukson.
Register HERE for BADGER DEBATE: Benton County Prosecutor
COMING OCTOBER 22: Building a Healthy Community The 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment will be finalized in October and Badger Club will get an early look at it. The Assessment is the result of months of research, listening sessions with community members, and two general public forums. It will serve as a guide to improving the overall health of Benton and Franklin Counties.