Retiring Kent City Attorney Tom Brubaker, right, chats with Tim Higgins, accesso ShoWare Center general manager, during a farewell party Thursday in Council Chambers at City Hall. A photo display of Brubaker ran on the flat screen behind him. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter

Retiring Kent City Attorney Tom Brubaker, right, chats with Tim Higgins, accesso ShoWare Center general manager, during a farewell party Thursday in Council Chambers at City Hall. A photo display of Brubaker ran on the flat screen behind him. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter

Kent throws bye-bye Brubaker party

City attorney retires after 28 years

  • Friday, February 2, 2018 11:46am
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Friends, relatives, co-workers and former co-workers showed up Thursday at Kent City Hall to say farewell to retiring City Attorney Tom Brubaker.

People packed Council Chambers for Brubaker, who worked 28 years for Kent, including city attorney since 2002. Mayor Dana Ralph last month proclaimed Friday, Feb. 2 as Tom Brubaker Day in the city. Ralph promoted Deputy City Attorney Pat Fitzpatrick to replace Brubaker.

The city attorney sits in at all City Council meetings, represents the mayor, handles any legal issues before the city and oversees lawyers and support staff in the city’s civil and criminal divisions. City prosecutors handle the misdemeanor cases at Kent Municipal Court.

Kent City Attorney Tom Brubaker talks with former Mayor Suzette Cooke at a farewell party for the retiring Brubaker Thursday at City Hall. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter

Kent City Attorney Tom Brubaker talks with former Mayor Suzette Cooke at a farewell party for the retiring Brubaker Thursday at City Hall. STEVE HUNTER, Kent Reporter

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