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About Pete Holmes

Pete Holmes graduated from Yale College in 1978 with a B.A. degree in American Studies and a concentration in Energy and Environmental Sciences. He worked for the Natural Resources Defense Council in Washington, D.C., before entering the University of Virginia School of Law, where he earned his J.D. in 1984.

Pete worked as a private attorney in Seattle for almost 25 years before he was elected City Attorney in November 2009. He was an original member of the Seattle Police Department's Office of Professional Accountability Review Board (OPARB) and served as chairman from 2003 to 2008. There he championed the public release of police records and OPARB reports. As City Attorney he has worked to make the office more transparent. He is a member of the State Sunshine Committee.

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