Elected Experience: King County Councilmember (2005-present)
Other Professional Experience: Federal Prosecutor / Assistant US Attorney, Western District of Washington, Terrorism and Violent Crime Unit; Special Assistant US Attorney, Southern Florida and District of Columbia; Senior Counsel to the Director, Executive Office for US Attorneys, Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; National Coordinator, Project Safe Neighborhoods; Chair, U.S. Department of Justice Firearms Enforcement Assistance Team; Private Attorney, Inslee Best Doezie and Ryder, P.S.
Education: Juris Doctor, University of Washington School of Law, Order of Barristers; B.A., Arizona State University, magna cum laude
Community Service: WSBA’s Legal Aid Committee; Fmr. Board Member, Eastside Legal Assistance Program; Board Member, Bellevue Schools Foundation
Statement: Experience: I am the only candidate with both experience as a prosecutor in the courtroom and experience leading teams of law enforcement officials to put dangerous criminals behind bars. Vision: I will fight to keep our communities safe, protect consumers from unethical businesses, preserve our environment, and get more out of our tax dollars. Washington should be the best place to start a small business and the worst place to commit a crime.
Integrity: The U.S. Department of Justice has placed its trust in me, and I have passed rigorous "full-field" FBI background investigations resulting in Top Secret security clearance.
Independence: As an elected official, I have a reputation for doing what's right, even when it’s not popular. I will use my experience as a federal prosecutor to protect the public from predatory businesses, polluters, cyber criminals, and those who prey on our most vulnerable citizens.
Broad support: I am the only candidate endorsed by more than 40 Democratic, Republican, and Independent elected county prosecutors and sheriffs, three former Attorneys General, and countless law enforcement professionals including the Council of Metropolitan Police and Sheriffs. I'm also proud to have key support from firefighters, doctors, realtors, builders, farmers, and many others.