Voter Guide Statement
As an award-winning former King County Senior Deputy Prosecutor and head of the Domestic Violence Court Unit, I have tried hundreds of jury trials and handled thousands of cases. As a Mayor, I am an experienced manager of nearly 600 employees with a budget of $100 million.
I am the only candidate who has ever tried a criminal case. The backlog of felony cases in the prosecutors office has reached crisis levels – nearly 5,000 felony cases, 500 sexual assault cases and 230 murder cases await prosecution while victims await justice.
With 19 years of experience as a prosecutor, I will utilize diversion programs to rehabilitate those who commit crime and return people to healthy and productive lives.
I ask for your vote! Endorsed by Congressman Adam Smith (D); Rep. Amy Walen (D); fmr. Rep. Kristine Reeves (D); King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer; the Mayors of Algona, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Des Moines, Duvall, Enumclaw, Kent, Issaquah, Maple Valley, Normandy Park, Pacific, Redmond, Renton, Tukwila; Labor unions like LiUNA Local 242, ATU 587, Seattle Building Trades, Firefighters Local 2024; Seattle King County Realtors; Police Guilds of King County, Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, Federal Way, and Des Moines; and the 47th District Democrats.