Another Seattleite Headed to DC?

By Josh Feit January 27, 2009

The Washington Post is reporting that local attorney Bill Marler applied for food inspection czar as the under secretary for food safety at the Department of Agriculture.  
Bill Marler is a Seattle-area attorney who specializes in food safety litigation. His passion and concern about food safety inspired him to launch a blog,, which he updates several times a day with news and his views on the issue. Most recently he has focused almost exclusively on the nationwide salmonella outbreak linked to peanut butter and peanut paste that may be responsible for seven deaths.

Marler, a true crusader for food safety, had this to say about the WaPo report: 
Frankly, friends who know me ask why I would be willing to give up a well-paid job holding companies accountable for sickening their customers. The short answer – to serve. The longer answer is in a post I did several months ago –“Open Letter to a New Under Secretary for Food Safety – FSIS.” 

I do not need a new job, I actually love the job I have.
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