Conor McCarthy, a Tacoma attorney, has announced he will run for the at-large Tacoma City Council seat being vacated by David Boe.
McCarthy lists fixing the city’s aging infrastructure, helping local businesses, supporting students and improving public safety among several priorities. He, his wife Kathryn and their two young boys live in Tacoma’s North End.
McCarthy also served as the in-house attorney for MC Construction, which is building the $1.2 billion Point Ruston development near Point Defiance.
McCarthy worked for the city of Tacoma for more than seven years, first as a city attorney and then in the public works division as manager of real estate.
He currently works for the Goodstein Law Group, which serves as the attorney for the Port of Tacoma and a number of other special purpose districts, McCarthy said. He continues to do some work for the Point Ruston developers in his current position.
His mother, Pat McCarthy, is the Pierce County executive.
From his press release:
Both as a private attorney and during his time with the City of Tacoma, McCarthy has earned a reputation for accountability, integrity, and exceptional service, by putting the best interests of his clients and City residents at the forefront of his work.
“Tacoma residents and businesses deserve the best in customer service, accountability, efficiency and innovation, when it comes to government service.” he said.
Born and raised in Tacoma, McCarthy is a Stadium graduate who went on to complete law school at Seattle University. Afterward, he returned to Tacoma where he and his wife, Kathryn, are raising their two young boys. McCarthy has spent the last 10 years working in Tacoma as an attorney and manager, in City government and in private practice. In addition, McCarthy is very involved in the community, volunteering on two nonprofit boards, active in Rotary and a devoted Dad who volunteers as a coach.