November 3, 2021 •
Harrell Wins Mayoral Race
Seattle’s mayoral race, a hotly contested race between current and former Seattle City Council presidents, ended in a landslide victory for Bruce Harrell with 65% of the votes.
The election, a race between progressive and moderate Democrats, was affected by the progressive agenda of defunding the police and addressing homelessness.
The incumbent Jenny Durkan and progressive candidate Lorena Gonzalez both took political hits over their handling of the coronavirus pandemic and BLM protests.
Durkan did not seek reelection. Bruce Harrell is Seattle’s First Asian American Mayor.
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