I decided to run for Attorney General after reading news reports about prospective candidates and realizing that there were no community advocates in the race. I became doubly concerned when the candidates mentioned as the primary contenders all had a "big law" corporate background. I have spent my career as a public advocate. For me, working in the public interest has not been something to do on the side while I enrich large corporations. Rather, I made a conscious choice to dedicate my career to public service and I believe that as a community-oriented public servant, I am best suited to represent all Washingtonians and protect our most vulnerable residents.
Now that the Attorney General is an elected position, it is more important than ever to elect an Attorney General who is not only legally competent, but who will make it a priority to engage the community to both inform the residents about what the office is doing on their behalf, but also to listen to the concerns of the community to ensure that they are being adequately addressed.