Ferrell seeks second term as mayor of Federal Way, WA

August 17, 2017

Gonzaga Law alum Jim Ferrell, (J.D., ’93) seeks a second term as mayor of Federal Way, WA

As his first term as mayor of Federal Way, WA draws to a close, Jim Ferrell, (J.D. ’93) has announced that he is seeking a second term at the city’s helm. Ferrell’s career in public service is, not surprisingly, lengthy. Before his 2013 election, he served on Federal Way’s City Council and was a White House intern and Washington State legislative aide while at Gonzaga Law. After he graduated, he took a position with the City of Renton as a prosecutor and after three years moved into a position as a King County deputy county attorney for the next 16. In 2000, Ferrell became the supervisor of King County’s newly created domestic violence court and later served two terms as the president of the King County Prosecuting Attorneys Union.

He appreciates the trust the citizens of Federal Way have placed in him and feels it is an honor to serve as mayor. He is pleased with the direction the city is taking, from its economic development to the sustainable development of its downtown to his No. 1 priority, public safety. He is also excited about the memorandum of understanding that was passed between the city, the Federal Way School District, Highline College, and University of Washington-Tacoma, that will pave the way for a higher education facility in Federal Way. “I am just really excited about the direction the city is taking,” Ferrell says. “I am just really honored to be mayor, and I really feel like we’ve got unfinished work. … I’m really excited where Federal Way is headed and the potential for the future, and I want to be a part of it.”

To learn more about Ferrell and his vision, visit www.JimFerrell.org.