About Councilmember Cathy Moore

Council district: 5
In office since: 2024 
Current term: January 2024 - December 2027

Cathy Moore grew up in Seattle, in the Lake City and Capitol Hill neighborhoods. 

Following in her mother’s public service footsteps, Cathy fought for Seattle residents as a public defender with the Seattle Defender Association immediately after law school, later fighting for children and families as a family law attorney. As Chair of the Seattle Human Rights Commission, Cathy advocated for constitutional policing and accountability for the Seattle Police Department, before acting as Interim City Clerk, overseeing the legislative department of the Seattle City Council. 

Cathy was elected a King County Superior Court Judge in 2016. In addition to ruling in criminal, family law, and civil committment trials, Cathy upheld Attorney General Ferguson’s lawsuit against Pharma Purdue, a case that eventually resulted in a landmark settlement to fund opioid treatment. In her commitment to racial justice, Cathy also worked on criminal legal system reform.

Throughout the years Cathy and her husband raised a family - her three sons all attending Seattle Public Schools. Cathy’s mission is to create a city where all Seattleites can have the privileges and good fortune that she and her family have enjoyed.