Prosecutor Pellicciotti to run for State House

Raised $31,843 from over 200 contributors in race for the 30th Legislative District

FEDERAL WAY — Mike Pellicciotti, former south King County prosecutor, past Equal Justice Coalition Chair, and state prosecutor, has announced today that he will challenge Rep. Linda Kochmar this November for state representative of the 30th Legislative District.

Pellicciotti, a Democrat and Federal Way resident, is a prosecutor and current state attorney who has been managing efforts to protect public dollars and combat health care fraud. Over the past decade, he has prosecuted fraud, as well as sex trafficking, felony DUI, domestic violence, and elder abuse cases throughout the 30th Legislative District.

He has most recently managed teams of state investigators and prosecutors to convict healthcare providers who steal from taxpayers, returning over $30 million back to taxpayers from healthcare corporations committing fraud.

“It’s time for a change in Olympia,” said Pellicciotti. “We need new independent leadership to preserve families’ hard-earned tax dollars, stand up to corporate special interests, and offer creative solutions to the challenges of public safety, education funding, and job creation in our community.”

Pellicciotti has significant grassroots support. In December, over 200 people contributed to his campaign, raising $31,843. 

Pellicciotti grew up in a family of educators and at an early age was instilled with the value that education can transform lives. He was a United States Fulbright Scholar, who studied economic development. He currently serves as the alternate voting member of the Federal Way Human Services Commission.

Pellicciotti has already received endorsements from Congressman Denny Heck, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire.

“For over a decade, I have known of Mike’s commitment to public service, and I’m glad to see him step up to run for state representative," Congressman Denny Heck said. "During his time as chair of our state’s Equal Justice Coalition, Mike has shown a commitment to ensuring the legal rights of veterans, homeowners, and the most vulnerable in our community. With his depth of experience and willingness to take on tough challenges, he would do a great job representing the people of the 30th Legislative District.”

Pellicciotti plans to run an energetic, grassroots campaign that will prioritize listening to all voters. By reaching out to the community and going to families’ doorsteps, Pellicciotti seeks to hear the concerns, priorities, and ideas of the 30th Legislative District.