Prosecuting Attorney, King County, WA
Dan Satterberg was first elected King County Prosecuting Attorney in November 2007 to succeed his longtime friend and mentor, the late Norm Maleng.Mr. Satterberg served as Chief of Staff for Mr. 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.
Mr. Satterberg is committed to the reform of the Criminal Justice system. He has launched successful programs to keep youth in school, divert youth from the courtroom, deal with drug-addicted people in a more effective way, and give police additional tools for responding to low-level offenders with mental health issues. Mr. Satterberg also believes that we need to do more to help people leaving prison make the successful transition from offender to taxpayer, and he is committed to reducing recidivism among people leaving jail and prison.
Mr. Satterberg graduated from both the University of Washington undergraduate school (Political Science and Journalism) and Law School.