Fuse Progressive Voter Guide
Progressive Voter Guide- Pete Holmes

"If re-elected, Holmes has a progressive vision for the role of city attorney in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the movement for racial justice. His priorities include improving police accountability, gun safety, and creating a level playing field in our legal system and city." … Read More

Federal Judge Upholds Seattle Renter Protections

"A criminal conviction should not be a lifelong sentence to living on the streets," City Attorney Pete Holmes said in a news release. "Housing access is core to stabilizing a person’s life, so I’m thankful to the judge for making the sound legal decision today." … Read More

Litigo Political Newsletter
Interview With Litigo Political Newsletter

"If only we could have gotten one case overruled that says income is property. That’s our biggest problem: Washington is one of two states in the entire country that still hold in their case law that income is property. And it is not. It is absolutely..." … Read More

Press Release
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes to Seek Re-Election

Leader in police reform and criminal justice innovation looks to continue working for a just, livable city as Seattle addresses immediate challenges and ongoing turnover in City Hall  

SEATTLE – City Attorney Pete Holmes announced … Read More

The Seattle Times
Judge’s ruling lets state and Seattle eviction moratoriums stand while lawsuit proceeds

A federal judge has rejected an attempt by Seattle landlords to suspend a temporary ban on evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. The ruling means the city and state bans can stay in place while the legal fight plays out. Several landlords represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation sued in September, seeking an injunction to stop the moratoriums. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Jones denied the request Friday. … Read More

Seattle creates alternative program for domestic violence misdemeanors

In recent years, Washington state courts have started rethinking their approach to domestic violence cases. In Seattle, the municipal court is piloting an alternative to criminal prosecution. It provides more customized treatment for perpetrators, and incorporates the input of their victims. … Read More