Jan. 27, 2015: Dan Satterberg, King County Prosecuting Attorney: Thinking about Criminal Justice Reform

by Gary Fast on January 27, 2015

Dan_SatterbergDan Satterberg, 54, was elected King County Prosecuting Attorney in November 2007 to succeed his longtime friend and mentor, the late Norm Maleng. He was re-elected in 2010 without opposition.

Dan served as Chief of Staff for Norm Maleng for 17 years, and was responsible for the management and operation of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, including budget, human resources, technology, legislative and policy matters.  The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office employs more than 225 attorneys, 240 staff, and has a budget of nearly $68 million.

Before 1990, Dan was a trial attorney in the Criminal Division, where he spent rotations in the Special Assault Unit, Drug Unit, and served as the office’s first gang prosecutor in 1988.

Dan was born and raised in South King County and attended Highline High School.  His father was a lawyer in White Center and his mother was a nursing instructor at Highline Community College.  He graduated from the UW undergraduate school (Political Science and Journalism) and the UW Law School, where he met his wife Linda, a corporate lawyer.

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