Kesha Hodge Washington

Phoenix City Council District 8

Kesha Hodge Washington is a former Assistant Attorney General who practiced law in Phoenix for 20 years. After graduating from Arizona State University College of Law, Kesha clerked at the Arizona Court of Appeals for Honorable Cecil B. Patterson and then as a senior law clerk to Maurice “Mo” Portley.  She served as Assistant Attorney General working to protect children in physically and sexually abusive environments, was later appointed Special Deputy Attorney General to investigate and prosecute election law violations by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and routinely provided free representation to tenant families and individuals facing eviction. Kesha also successfully represented consumers getting ripped off by big insurance companies who—after collecting years of premiums—refused to pay out the promised benefits. Kesha has always been determined. She has put that determination into action in courtrooms and in her work to raise money for high school and college scholarships, mentor young women, and provide free legal services to those in need. Kesha is active with a number of organizations including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Cottonfields Homeowners Association, and the American Bar Association.  In her free time, Kesha enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and logic puzzles.