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Pete Holmes weighs in on Trump administration response to City’s drug policies
Pete Holmes weighs in on Trump administration response to City’s drug policies
Posted on November 30, 2016

Holmes describes [recently nominated Attorney General Jeff] Sessions as a “do the crime, serve the time” type of prosecutor, and says “I’ve not had a high degree of regard for him. … Candidate Trump himself said we’re going to return to ‘Law and Order.’ I’m not sure if he knows what that means, but that has a long history which is ‘lock ‘em up.’ There’s not a lot of patience for nuance or stopping and reflecting.”

Read more by visiting Crosscut’s original article.

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Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes endorses I-873 Anti Police Brutality Initiative
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes endorses I-873 Anti Police Brutality Initiative
Posted on September 16, 2016

In his second term as Seattle City Attorney,  Pete Holmes already had a history of police review and advocacy.  Pete Holmes review of police started with his appointment in 2002 by City Council as an original member of SPD’s first civilian oversight body, the OPA – Office of Professional Accountability Review Board and served as the departments chair from 2003 to 2008. In his first actions as City Attorney in 2010 Pete dismissed all pending marijuana possession cases and the following year became a primary sponsor of Initiative 502 which …

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“Evergreen” documentary set to World Premiere at SIFF
“Evergreen” documentary set to World Premiere at SIFF
Posted on May 06, 2013

I-502’s road to legalization (and Pete’s role in the campaign) is documented in the upcoming SIFF World Premiere of “Evergreen”.

“Travel guru Rick Steves joins ACLU lawyer Alison Holcomb, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, former U.S. Attorney John McKay and an unlikely alliance of politicians in pushing support for I-502 forward. Medical marijuana activist Steve Sarich and local defense attorney Doug Hiatt are the leading voices of the movement opposing I-502.”

Check out the SIFF website for more details

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Photos from the campaign kickoff
Photos from the campaign kickoff
Posted on April 05, 2013

Have a look at some of the great photos from the campaign kickoff on March 21st!

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Pete’s Birthday and Campaign Kickoff – March 21st, 2013 at O’Asian
Pete’s Birthday and Campaign Kickoff – March 21st, 2013 at O’Asian
Posted on February 26, 2013

Please join us in celebrating Pete’s Birthday and Campaign Kickoff

March 21, 2013 * 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. (appetizers start at 5:15)

O’Asian Restaurant
800 5th Avenue – validated parking in building
Garage entrance off Columbia between 5th and 6th

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Trailer for “Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington” online
Trailer for “Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington” online
Posted on February 12, 2013

Seattle filmakers Riley Morton and Nils Cowan are in the midst of post-production for their movie “Evergreen: The Road to Legalization in Washington”. In their words:

Travel guru Rick Steves joins ACLU lawyer Alison Holcomb, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, former U.S. Attorney John McKay and an unlikely alliance of politicians in pushing support for I-502 forward. Medical marijuana activist Steve Sarich and local defense attorney Doug Hiatt are the leading voices of the movement opposing I-502.

An intense political campaign season is …

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Pete Holmes Named One of Seattle Magazine’s Most Influential People in Seattle 2012
Pete Holmes Named One of Seattle Magazine’s Most Influential People in Seattle 2012
Posted on January 30, 2013

You can’t accuse lawyer to the city Peter Holmes of playing it safe. In his first term, the Seattle city attorney pushed to legalize marijuana, writing a pro op-ed in The Seattle Times and ending simple pot prosecutions in the city; brought a lawsuit against an anti-tunnel measure, in direct opposition to Mayor Mike McGinn; and strongly backed the Department of Justice on police reforms, another in-your-face stance against the mayor.

Read More by visiting Seattle Magazine’s original article

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Pete Holmes Named One of Seattle PI’s Most Intriguing People of 2012
Pete Holmes Named One of Seattle PI’s Most Intriguing People of 2012
Posted on January 30, 2013

Holmes is a latecomer to politics.  After a quarter-century in private practice, he challenged — and walloped — incumbent Tom Carr in 2009. The issue was disclosure of police records. The Seattle Police Officers Guild was strong for Carr. Holmes has been in harm’s way ever since. He announced that marijuana possession charges, by themselves, would no longer be prosecuted. He championed Initiative 502, which legalizes, taxes and regulates the growing of pot in Washington. He urged cooperation with the Justice Department on police accountability, …

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Pete Holmes Defends Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative on Fox News
Pete Holmes Defends Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative on Fox News
Posted on January 11, 2013

Here’s a great example of Pete using his reach to defend Seattle values.

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