“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
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.
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
Mayoral candidate will personally visit small business in a minimum of 20 neighborhoods Harrell pledges support for small businesses and workers if elected; calls on Mayor Durkan to dedicate immediate federal resources to help smallest entrepreneurs, as well as arts and nightlife sectors SEATTLE – Mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell today launched a citywide “Support Our … Continued
“I share the relief of the nation, and especially the Black community, with the guilty verdicts in the murder of George Floyd. While Floyd’s family will never recover from his loss, this is the beginning for advancing justice and accountability. We must use this moment to build further momentumRead More
“People are so hungry for, I think, straight talk, not double talk,” Harrell told CHS Tuesday. “And they are hungry for boldness and they see the level of dysfunction in city government unlike they’ve seen it before.”Read More
“These are public health and safety crises that began before COVID and were only made worse by the isolation and economic impacts of the pandemic. We must dedicate real resources to helping communities and families recover,” says candidate for Mayor. SEATTLE – In the wake of a tragic increase in gun violence and domestic violence … Continued