I am running because we need a Mayor to meet this moment of unprecedented challenge and opportunity, a Mayor with the lived experience to tackle big issues; a decisive leader fully committed to productive dialogue, planning and execution.
We must rebuild the fundamental trust between city government and the people it serves. We need the highest standard of collaboration and vision. The stakes are too high.
"A city deeply divided over homelessness, policing and equity, and reeling from crises of public health and infrastructure needs, must have decisive and effective City Hall leadership. In a crowded field for Seattle’s open mayor’s seat, Bruce Harrell clearly stands out as the best fit forRead More
“I saw nobody taking accountability and everybody blaming one another. And I said enough is enough,” Harrell said. “When I take office, you will see a decisiveness, you’ll see a sense of urgency. You will see someone tethered to a political agenda that is strictly focused on solving theRead More
In a candidate forum Tuesday sponsored by the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility and Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, former City Council President Bruce Harrell said he would, if elected mayor, create a Cabinet position to coordinate anti-gun-violence efforts.Read More
Attendees of the forum were invited to vote on which candidate they considered a “champion of gun violence prevention.” Poll results put Harrell first at 34%...Read More
“A city with our resources and capacity should not pass the buck to the school district or neighborhood – as Mayor I will devote the resources needed, and be a partner to our schools, educators, parents and students.” SEATTLE – Candidate for Mayor Bruce Harrell today called for the City of Seattle to step … Continued
As an attorney, Harrell said he has represented many youths “who were overcharged” as criminals and wants to provide youths with access to positive mentors and role models. “I believe in helping kids where they are, whether it’s untreated trauma, drug and alcohol issues that get passed downRead More
In a statement Thursday, mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell criticized the city’s allocation for homelessness as “simply not enough” and said the majority of the the American Rescue Plan Act dollars should be used for that purpose. The proposal includes millions of dollars to support cityRead More
“Thousands of people on our streets and sidewalks, parks, and school grounds need housing and support, and the people of this city demand action, not more excuses, underfunding, and delay.” Seattle – Mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell today issued the following statement following release of the long awaited spending plan for $116 million in federal American … Continued
“The first step to helping people out of parks and public spaces is safe, supportive housing. The County’s purchase of hotel spaces is the right path to providing immediate housing – Seattle should build on this momentum by dedicating local and state funds toward capital expenditures on housing, and dedicate a majority of federal resources … Continued