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Bruce Harrell

Bruce Harrell

PO BOX 21961


(206) 486-0377

Education: Seattle Public School graduate (and parent); Garfield High (Valedictorian); UW, BA and Law School
Occupation: Attorney representing workers, small business; City Council (2007-2019)

The people of Seattle deserve effective, inclusive leadership: A Mayor who makes no excuses and unifies our city to address urgent needs. With your vote, I’ll be Seattle’s second Black and first Asian American Mayor. My father was among the first Black, union linemen at City Light, my Japanese mother cruelly incarcerated during WWII. The struggle for equity and justice echo in my family, informing my legal career representing workers and small businesses, and public service fighting for a Seattle where all can thrive.


The homelessness crisis is our first priority. Inaction and finger-pointing is not only frustrating—it’s inhumane. My plan embraces the Compassion Seattle approach with a minimum $100 million in federal relief funds for immediate housing and individualized, wraparound services, while cleaning up parks, school properties, and sidewalks. Progress will be public and accountable.


We’ll unite around economic recovery for all. I’ve visited neighborhood small businesses citywide, and am committed to helping employers and workers. I’ll establish a “Seattle Jobs Center” connecting people to careers, expand childcare and healthcare access, and build housing and transit so working people and young families can call our city home. I passed Seattle’s $15 minimum wage—a commitment to fairness and opportunity rooted in my family’s experience. 


I’ll improve public safety and build trust in our police, with a personal commitment to culture change and hiring additional officers. I sponsored Seattle’s first anti-bias police law and championed body cameras. Let’s improve policing—not threaten defunding—and keep all communities safe.    


Endorsements: “Harrell’s proven consensus-building ability isn’t just a comfort. It’s a necessity.” – Seattle Times; former Governor Locke; former Mayors Rice, Uhlman; Congressmembers Smith, Strickland; State Senators Carlyle, Pedersen, Salomon; State Representatives Tomiko Santos, Ryu, Hackney; Democrats for Diversity and Inclusion; AFSCME Council 2, ATU 587 (Metro), CWA 7800, construction trades; more! 

M. Lorena González

M. Lorena González

PO BOX 23011


(206) 651-5668

Education: J.D. Seattle University, 2005. B.A. Washington State University, 1999. A.A. Yakima Valley Community College, 1997.
Occupation: Civil rights attorney and Seattle City Council President

The gap between the rich and the rest of us makes living in Seattle too hard for too many. Housing and rent are too expensive. Wages aren’t keeping up with rising costs. Working families suffer when our city doesn’t live up to its potential. We need to make big corporations finally pay their fair share so we can solve our most urgent problems.


I’m running for Mayor to bring Seattle together to build a city of safe, livable neighborhoods that all have affordable childcare, vibrant public schools, parks and multi-modal transit options, where essential services are available to all within a 15-minute walk or bike ride to reduce carbon emissions.


I’m a proud first-generation American who started working as a migrant farm worker at eight years old and worked three jobs to get myself from community college through law school. As a civil rights attorney, I won cases for victims of sexual assault, wage theft, discrimination, elder abuse, and police misconduct. 


We will solve homelessness by addressing the root causes: poverty and income inequality. My plan rapidly builds affordable housing while providing services to help the unhoused restart their lives. I will demilitarize the police, hold bad cops accountable and expand the civilian community service officer program to improve public safety. From bringing the Council together to enact sensible gun safety laws to helping Seattle’s small businesses and families survive the pandemic, I’m a proven progressive with a record I’ll build on as Mayor.


That’s why I’ve earned the endorsements of progressive Democrats like Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, Senator Bernie Sanders and more, labor unions representing tens of thousands of essential workers, and small business owners who bring vitality to our neighborhoods. If we dream big and work hard, we can build a Seattle that works for all of us.


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