Exterior view of National Nordic Museum, September 2021

Seattle City Attorney Candidate Forum

Date(s) - 10/04/2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

National Nordic Museum


Join us for a City Attorney Candidate Forum in the Great Osberg Hall at the National Nordic Museum in Ballard.

Hear directly from the candidates running for this important role — Seattle’s City Attorney has full supervisory control of all the litigation of the City and appoints, supervises and controls officers and employees in the Law Department. This includes all prosecution of misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors, as well as representing the City in lawsuits and providing legal guidance to City officials.

In collaboration with Ballard Alliance, and with moderator Enrique Cerna (veteran journalist and Ballard resident), the evening will feature a panel of questions with candidates:

• Ann Davison
• Nicole Thomas Kennedy

The program will last for approximately 60 minutes (7-8pm) with some time for candidate meet-and-greet afterward.

Attend in Person or Watch Online

The event will be broadcast on Ballard District Council’s YouTube channel

For those who would like to attend in person, socially distanced seating will be available to the public. Please be vaccinated, asymptomatic and wearing a mask. Arrive a few minutes early for best availability (doors open at 6:30pm).

Thank you to Rotary Club of Ballard for your sponsorship of this event!

More Info about the Role of City Attorney

The Office of the Seattle City Attorney is also known as the Law Department under Article XIII of the City Charter. With more than 100 attorneys, the City’s Law Department is one of the largest law offices in Seattle and is the third largest public law office in the state.

The Criminal Division prosecutes misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors and traffic infractions in Seattle Municipal Court. The types of cases prosecuted by the Criminal Division include driving under the influence (DUI), misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor domestic violence, misdemeanor theft, and trespassing.

The Civil Division represents the City in lawsuits and advises City officials as they develop programs, projects, policies, and legislation. The sections within the Civil Division are torts (claims), governmental affairs, land use, environmental protection, labor and employment, contracts/utilities, and regulatory enforcement and economic justice.