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Public defenders receive honors

Mason County commissioners recognized two county public defenders who have received the Washington Defender Association President’s Award at the April 23 commission meeting.

The award singles out the state’s best public defender, according to Mason County Chief Public Defender Peter Jones.

Rose Boughton was named this year’s recipient and Ron Sergi won the award in 2018, but was not recognized by the county at the time, Commissioner Randy Neatherlin said.

“This is pretty huge for Mason County public defense,” Jones said.

As a comparison, King County has one reci...


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