With the amount of innocent individuals King County prosecutors have place behind bars, interesting that there’s no mention of how to curb the abuse of malicious prosecutors in Dan Satterberg’s opening campaigning.
With more than a year to go until the election, it seems that King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg might have some competition from a former colleague and a high-ranking member of City Attorney Pete Holmes’ staff.
This morning Satterberg celebrated his campaign kick-off inside a packed ballroom at the Sheraton Seattle. King County Executive Dow Constantine, Sheriff John Urquhart, former King County Executive Ron Sims, retired municipal court Judge Anne Levinson, Pastor Doug Wheeler, Metropolitan King County Council members, defense attorney Lisa Daugaard and Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel were among the attendees.
Satterberg, a Republican, spoke about getting tough on crimes against the elderly and harsh punishment for sex offenders. Levinson, Wheeler and even a former three-strike felon spoke on Satterberg’s behalf.
Stevan Dozier, who in May 2009 became the state’s first three-strikes offender to be granted clemency, talked about the support he had from Satterberg in seeking his freedom. Dozier was convicted in 1994 of three counts of second-degree robbery; he is now mentoring juvenile offenders.
Satterberg has been in the top job at the prosecutor’s office since longtime Prosecutor Norm Maleng died in 2007. Satterberg, who was Maleng’s chief of staff for 17 years, ran unopposed in 2010.