Davison is the first Republican elected in Seattle since 1989.
Remember, the loudest groups are not always the majority!
Seattle sent a clear message to the loudmouth progressive babies who want to abolish police and jails by electing Republican Ann Davison as the city’s city attorney.
Davison is the first Republican elected in Seattle since 1989. She is also the “first woman to serve as city attorney”:
At one end stood Thomas-Kennedy, a former public defender who wants to ultimately abolish misdemeanor prosecutions. During the unrest that swept the city in the summer of 2020, she tweeted about her “rabid hatred of the police” and pronounced property destruction during times of protest a “moral imperative.”
At the other end was Seattle attorney and arbitrator Davison, whose perceived transgression for some in liberal Seattle was seen as being as bad as anything her opponent said on social media: She declared herself a Republican in 2020, while President Donald Trump was in the White House.
Davison ran as a Democrat for City Council in 2019.
The department has a $35 million budget with around 200 attorneys in three divisions: “Criminal, civil and administration.”
The campaigns centered around misdemeanor crimes:
Thomas-Kennedy said she’d work to reduce — and eventually eliminate — misdemeanor prosecutions, arguing they are wasteful and criminalize poverty. Prosecution would remain an option for repeat drunken driving, minor assaults and violent crimes, but most defendants would be referred to mental health, addiction or restorative-justice programs.
On the civil-law side, Thomas-Kennedy has said she would defend progressive tax laws, sue fossil-fuel companies and work to overturn the state’s ban on affirmative action.
The Seattle Times said that Davison has not been specific with her plans, but “generally advocated a more aggressive stance toward burgeoning homeless encampments and people who repeatedly commit crimes.”DONATE
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