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Announcing my campaign for Attorney General

Launching a campaign for Attorney General in a global pandemic is not something I ever imagined. But as we look to our leaders to give us strength and hope, social distancing gives us time to think about what kind of leaders we should elect to office later this year.

I’m running for Attorney General because in times like these we need leadership, not more partisanship. That’s how I’ve approached solving tough challenges over decades as a lawyer and community leader. I will use that experience to bring people together to protect our communities, protect consumers, and protect our environment.

Given the challenges we’re facing today, I’m proud that I’ve worked to improve access to and strengthen our health care system, from a new state-of-the-art hospital in Everett, an intensive care for newborns in Spokane, to charity care in the South Sound.

I’ve seen first-hand the quality and dedication of the nurses and doctors who are today on the front lines against the coronavirus. They are today’s superheroes, putting their lives on the line to save us. Because of their efforts (and paying attention to our own actions), I am confident we will defeat this virus. We owe them our gratitude.

We need an Attorney General who will be as focused as those doctors and nurses are on protecting all of us here at home in the Evergreen State. I will be that Attorney General.

I’ve fought successfully against companies that tried to take advantage of consumers by jacking up prices. 

And as a community leader, I’ve helped bring diverse groups together to address problems that seemed impossible to overcome, like improving transportation options and finding new models for providing independent news and commentary in an age of declining print newspapers.

That’s the type of experience I will bring to the Attorney General’s office. 

If you agree that more leadership, and not more partisanship, is what we need in the Attorney General’s office, then I invite you to join our team with a contribution of $100, $50, $25, or even $5.

When the coronavirus has been defeated – and it will be defeated – we will need to come together to restore our communities. 

I would like your support to be our next Attorney General. I will be focused on public safety and solving problems like homelessness, not obsessed with filing partisan lawsuits to grab headlines.

Seventy-five years ago, my father was a young boy among the huddled masses in Europe, a homeless refugee waiting for American salvation to end World War II. His story is my inspiration and shows that Americans have always rallied to overcome big challenges, whether the global virus of extreme ideologies in the 1940’s or the coronavirus we face today. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to think about the future of our state. I look forward to seeing many of you in person once a return to the campaign trail is the right thing to do.

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