Seattle has a new mayor

Tuesday, CHS was up a mountain river when Ed Murray made his final announcement as Mayor of Seattle:

I am announcing my resignation as mayor, effective at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

While the allegations against me are not true, it is important that my personal issues do not affect the ability of our City government to conduct the public’s business.

“I’m proud of all that I have accomplished over my 19 years in the Legislature, where I was able to pass what were at the time the largest transportation packages in state history, a landmark gay civil rights bill and a historic marriage equality bill.

And I am proud of what we have accomplished together at the City during my time as mayor, passing a nation-leading $15 minimum wage, and major progressive housing affordability and police accountability legislation, as well as negotiating an agreement to build a world-class arena that I believe in time will bring the NHL and NBA to Seattle.

But it has also become clear to me that in light of the latest news reports it is best for the city if I step aside.

We’ll have more to report on the longtime Capitol Hill resident, his legacy, the sexual abuse allegations, and his place in the neighborhood’s community and its history when we are up and running again at full speed.

For now, welcome short-timer Mayor Bruce Harrell and good luck to candidates Jenny Durkan (CHS Q&A) and Carry Moon (CHS Q&A). The city needs you.

The mayor of Capitol Hill 2017: Jenny Durkan Q&A

The mayor of Capitol Hill 2017: Cary Moon Q&A

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2 thoughts on “Seattle has a new mayor

  1. With Harrell only taking the job until Monday, I feel this sense of impending doom. Anyone want to take bets that the council votes Sawant in to finish the term as mayor?

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