Education: JD Seattle University School of Law; BA, Northern Kentucky University
Occupation: 27 years Deputy Prosecutor; 15 years Prosecutor’s Chief of Staff.
Keeping our neighborhoods safe, reducing property crime, and protecting victims and the vulnerable requires proven experience and hands-on leadership.

As Prosecutor, I’ll bring unmatched expertise building and implementing effective crime-reduction strategies, juvenile justice reform, and survivor support to this important office. At a time of increasing hate crimes and legal attacks on reproductive rights, I’ll be the first woman and first person of color to serve as your Prosecutor.

Under my leadership as Chief of Staff, supervising a staff of 600 professionals, the Prosecutor’s Office charges violent crimes, sexual assaults, and property crimes every day – without exception – even when the pandemic closed Courts and halted jury trials. The resulting Court backlog has not impacted our office’s commitment to safety and justice.

I’m the only candidate for this office who has developed criminal justice policies and led teams of prosecutors – building trusted partnerships with law enforcement, public defenders, business leaders, and advocates for equity and justice. I’ve helped lead efforts increasing support for victims of domestic violence and assault, and established models for alternative sentencing – helping veterans, youth, and people with behavioral health and addiction crises repay their debts while rebuilding their lives.

My commitment to reducing gun violence is reflected in our state’s strongest Extreme Risk Protection Order policies – removing guns from troubled hands and homes.  I’ve worked statewide to ban high capacity magazines and untraceable “ghost guns” and provide law enforcement tools to track weapons used in crime.

I’m endorsed by retiring Prosecutor Dan Satterberg; former Governor Gary Locke; US Representative Marilyn Strickland; Executive Dow Constantine; Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell; Over 30 County and City Leaders; Retired Justices Bobbe Bridge, Faith Ireland; Former U.S. Attorneys Mike McKay, John McKay; 27 Democratic legislators; every King County Democratic Party Organization; Unions; Alliance for Gun Responsibility; more!