The race to replace retiring King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg has lost a competitor as Seattle University law teacher Stephan Thomas has announced he is withdrawing from the race citing unexpected family emergencies and a busy schedule.
CHS reported here on the educator and trial lawyer’s campaign to lead the office where he started as an intern.
Thomas’s withdrawal leaves room for a two-candidate race to take shape. Satterberg’s chief of staff Leesa Manion would be the first woman and person of color to serve as King County Prosecutor while Federal Way mayor Jim Ferrell would bring a throwback, “tough on crime” approach to the office.
It’s a long race. The campaigns are jockeying now for position in the August primary with the top two finishers going on to a final vote in November.