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  Seattle City Attorney
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Parents > United States > Washington > Counties > King > Seattle > City Attorney
OfficeCity Attorney
TypeNonpartisan General Election
Filing Deadline May 28, 2021 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 02, 2021 - 09:00am Central
Polls Close November 02, 2021 - 10:00pm Central
Term Start January 05, 2022 - 11:00pm
Term End January 05, 2026 - 11:00pm
ContributorRBH
Last ModifiedCharlotte K-A November 30, 2021 03:27pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyNonpartisan Won11/07/2017
NamePete Holmes Votes150,129 (74.50%)
Term01/03/2018 - 01/03/2022 Margin99,958 (+49.61%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Aug 03, 2021 Seattle City Attorney - NP Primary
Nicole Thomas-Kennedy
N 195,639
MAP
WA King County Municipalities MAP
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
08/06/2021 11/02/2021
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Nicole Thomas-Kennedy --2 ----
Ann Davison 3 1 ----
Leaning Call: Ann Davison (55.56%)
Weighted Call: Ann Davison (78.65%)
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09/07/2021 10/15/2021

CANDIDATES
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Name Ann Davison Nicole Thomas-Kennedy (W) Write-In  
PartyNonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan  
Campaign Logo  
Certified Votes 132,638 (51.49%) 122,947 (47.73%) 2,004 (0.78%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -9,691 (-3.76%) -130,634 (-50.71%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $--  
Website [Website] [Website]  
Entry Date 05/28/2021 05/28/2021 05/28/2021  
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MATCHUP POLLS (2 from 2 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg38.14%-- 23.43%-- 0.00%--  
Change Research 
10/12/21-10/15/21
43.00% -- 24.00% -- 0.00% --
Crosscut Elway Poll 
09/07/21-09/09/21
26.00% -- 22.00% -- 0.00% --
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Oct 24, 2021 12:35am News Abolish prosecutions? Crack down on misdemeanors? How Seattle city attorney rivals would wield authority  Article WA Indy 

DISCUSSION
 
I:1038WA Indy ( 1454.9387 points)
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Wed, October 20, 2021 11:47:48 PM UTC0:00
So, if we ignore the extremes, defund means doing what plenty of folk have been trying to do for decades: reforming policing and law enforcement from the ground up by reducing funds for police departments and transferring them to other responders who can de-escalate non-emergency situations and address community problems with kneeling on necks or feeling the need to pull out a gun.

The problem with that is just what you said, it's easy to take it to the extreme and it's not helped by genuine defenders who introduce legislation to defund departments by 20-50%. Seattle cut it's police budget by about 20% in 2020 only to restore some of that this year. And Minneapolis' city council pledged to defund in 2020, only to disappoint after a few months and return to the more responsible line that "reform is a process, it doesn't happen overnight" line.

Abolistionism is just that, abolishing, not even cutting. But, I think of "defund" as reform of enforcement agency responses and "abolish" as reform of the entire criminal justice system to the point where it no longer exists because there would be no need for it. The schools-to-prison pipeline and prison industrial complex are real and have been studied to death and activists/politicians have tried confronting them for decades, just like reform of police. Abolitionists want wholesale reform of that because despite having the highest incarceration rate on the planet, the US isn't the safest place and public safety won't come about by imprisioning primarily low-income and BIPOC people. Last time I read it, NTK's platform said as much and noted the City Attorney only prosecutes misdemeanors, not higher level or white-collar crime. Her platform didn't mention that higher-level criminal prosecution is the purview of the county prosecutor...

Some abolitionists acknowledge that their goal is years off. Considering the history of this country, I'd say about two centuries off.

My biggest issue, not that anyone asked, with "defund" and "abolish" are that they are dumb campaign lines. The policies behind them are sound, the intent is sound - make sure police and the entire criminal justice system serves everyone and doesn't just persecute people of color and poor folk. They're slogans that work well on twitter and campus rallies, but give people who aren't going to spend time reading campaign platforms or looking to see what defund "really means" an excuse to tune out decent policy. Maybe in 10-15 years the needle will move and defund will be an accepted part of the political lexicon and not sound so extreme even to my Black ass, but it ain't working for me now.

 
I:1038WA Indy ( 1454.9387 points)
Sun, October 24, 2021 06:38:30 AM UTC0:00
More on this race -- [Link]

 
P:10358Charlotte K-A ( -49.1513 points)
Wed, November 3, 2021 07:53:12 AM UTC0:00
I'm not sure I want to call this race just yet. It's a hell of a lead, but Ann doesn't lead by more than 50% of the votes still out.