I'm Edsonya Charles and I'm asking for your vote for Seattle City Attorney. It's an important office because the City Attorney not only acts as the City's lawyer, protecting your investments and interests, but also prosecutes misdemeanors, such as driving while intoxicated and domestic violence.
As a current federal prosecutor, I have taken on complex fraud cases, bringing to justice a conspirator who helped hundreds of people fraudulently apply for welfare. I will bring innovative ideas to the City Attorney's Office, such
as making nonviolent offenders give back to their victims and the community.
At this critical moment in Seattle's history, I believe we need a City Attorney who can speak to and for our entire community, someone who can calm down the rhetoric and get the job done.
There are many challenges and opportunities facing our City, in the areas of transportation, utilities regulation, land use and environmental policy. The City needs competent advice, a steady hand and strong leadership.
I will be someone who can represent the City's interests, protect the public purse, and keep the City safe for all of us.
I will be a City Attorney who can reach out to every neighborhood and protect the peace.
I have the right mix of skills, balancing experience as a prosecutor with involvement in human services.
As executive director of the Seattle Human Services Coalition and an advocate for people with disabilities, I have worked for social justice as well as civil justice.
The King County Bar recognized me as Outstanding Young Lawyer two years ago, while both the Department of Justice and former Vice President Al Gore gave me special achievement awards.
As a Seattle resident and as a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, I know the City and I have the ability to move it forward.
I will be a safe, rational, reasonable voice in City government.
Seattle deserves an Attorney who can make its citizens proud.
I would be honored to serve as the first woman elected City Attorney. I want to be your City Attorney. I would appreciate your vote.
Former City Councilmember Martha Choe
House Co-Speaker Frank Chopp
Retired Superior Court Judge Charles V. Johnson
Senator Adam Kline
Former United States Attorney Katrina Pflaumer
Representative Ed Murray
Former Mayor Norman B. Rice
Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos
Former Mayor Wes Uhlman