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Ann Davison

City Attorney, City of Seattle

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Ann Davison is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. She is the first female City Attorney and first mom to hold the highest legal office in Seattle City government. Her career in public service began more than 30 years ago when she worked as a caseworker in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to becoming City Attorney, Davison worked in private practice. Since 2005, she has focused on civil litigation, immigration, sports, contracts, business transactions, employment, and intellectual property, among other areas. Ann graduated with a B.A. from Baylor and holds a JD from Willamette University College of Law.   

When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7

Where: This is a free virtual event. RSVP now. 


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Scheduled Appearances

Social Justice

Pushing Public Safety

Crosscut Festival 2022
Sat May 7, 2022 | 2:30pm

Should Seattle really rethink our approach to crime, or is the real problem that we're too timid to enforce our laws? We sit down with Seattle’s new city attorney, a Republican who ran on a law-and-order platform, about her strategy to bring public safety under control. WATCH NOW


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Featuring: Ann Davison, Joni Balter

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About the Festival

The Crosscut Ideas Festival is a celebration of big ideas and a gathering for bold thinkers. Newsmakers, changemakers and innovators come together to take a fresh look at the biggest issues of our time. Over one week, the Crosscut Ideas Festival hosts fireside conversations and panels, meetups, art installations, workshops, and interactive experiences.

headliners gala

Celebrate the best of PNW community and culture while supporting public media. Enjoy a night of entertainment with a culinary tour of the region curated by premier chefs and restaurateurs, Hear from The Daily host Michael Barbaro, and bid on a unique items in a PBS and Northwest-themed auction.