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Leaders in Seattle’s Black Community Demand Racially Charged Lorena González Ad Be Removed From the Air

Over three dozen faith, civic, business, and racial justice leaders send open letter to González, whose false and incendiary ad uses dangerous anti-Black stereotypes SEATTLE – Over three dozen leaders in Seattle’s Black community today sent a letter to Council President Lorena González demanding that she cease airing a commercial for her mayoral campaign that … Continued

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Bruce Harrell Announces New Endorsements as Ballots Drop for November Election

5 Former Seattle Mayors, 7 Former Mayoral Candidates, and 5 Current and Former Regional Mayors part of growing coalition supporting Harrell’s campaign to unify Seattle and take real action on local priorities. Unions including IBEW 77 and Sheet Metal Workers 66 also announced endorsements this week. SEATTLE – Mayoral candidate Bruce Harrell today released new … Continued

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Bruce Harrell Announces “Emerald City” Plan to Take on Climate Crisis, Ensure Climate Resilience

Harrell releases bold two-pronged climate plan to reduce emissions and ensure climate resiliency and environmental justice “The urgency of the climate crisis requires strong leadership at every level of government, committed to following the science, and meeting critical targets for carbon reduction,” said Eric Salathé, Central Area resident and PhD Climate Scientist. “Bruce Harrell has … Continued

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Seattle Fire Fighters Union Endorses Bruce Harrell for Mayor Citing Track Record and Commitment to Public Safety and Strong Communities

Harrell pledges needed change in City Hall, restoring trust and supporting programs, staffing, and reforms to improve the health, safety and quality of life for the people of Seattle Seattle – Bruce Harrell today announced the endorsement of the Seattle Fire Fighters Union, IAFF Local 27, the highest profile public safety endorsement in this year’s … Continued

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Harrell Hits Fundraising Cap With Record Haul of Grassroots Democracy Vouchers

Collected exclusively by volunteers, Harrell’s campaign has raised more Democracy Vouchers than any candidate in Seattle city history SEATTLE – Today, Bruce Harrell’s campaign for mayor announced it has reached the $400,000 general election fundraising cap established by the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission for mayoral participants in the Democracy Voucher program. This milestone comes … Continued

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Legislative Black Members Caucus Leaders Join Seattle and Regional Democrats Uniting Behind Bruce Harrell for Mayor

SEATTLE – Bruce Harrell’s campaign for Seattle Mayor announced a slate of new endorsements from current and former elected officials, including Democratic legislators from Seattle and the Puget Sound region, leaders of the Legislative Black Members Caucus, as well as other local leaders. They join what was already the largest and most diverse group of … Continued

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Bruce Harrell Calls for City Council to Adopt Framework of “Compassion Seattle” Charter Amendment, Giving Next Mayor “The Resources and Tools for Immediate Action”

“The Judge reinforced that it is the responsibility of the council and mayor to set budget priorities, not a voter approved amendment, making it more critical to elect strong leadership to address the homelessness crisis,” said Harrell. SEATTLE – Candidate for Mayor Bruce Harrell today called upon the current city council and mayor to adopt … Continued

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Former State Representative and Mayoral Contender Jessyn Farrell Endorses Bruce Harrell for Seattle Mayor

Powerful advocate for gun responsibility and action on homelessness joins Harrell campaign, solidifying support and reinforcing need for change in City Hall SEATTLE – Former State Representative and mayoral candidate Jessyn Farrell today announced her endorsement of Bruce Harrell, who finished first in the August 3rd Primary. The announcement from Farrell, who represented the 46th … Continued

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Former Seattle Mayor Charley Royer, Local Elected Officials Rally Behind Bruce Harrell for Mayor

Post-primary endorsements show growing, diverse support for Harrell’s message of unity and progressive change SEATTLE – Bruce Harrell’s campaign for Mayor announced a slate of new endorsements from current and former elected officials from Seattle and the Puget Sound region. They join what was already the largest and most diverse group of endorsements of any … Continued

Washington State Wire
Major Public Employees Union Endorses Bruce Harrell for Seattle Mayor

“As a Councilmember who helped pass the $15 minimum wage and longtime advocate for working people and workplace fairness, Bruce Harrell is the leader we need as Seattle Mayor,” said Chris Dugovich, President and Executive Director of the Washington State Council of County and City Employees.Read More

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Bruce Harrell Calls for Immediate Steps to Reduce Gun Violence

Harrell was first candidate to pledge cabinet level position to coordinate gun violence response and prevention, earning backing of community and faith leaders committed to violence reduction SEATTLE – Bruce Harrell today issued the following statement in response to the weekend outbreak of gun deaths and injuries in Seattle: “This weekend Seattle was shaken by … Continued

Seattle city officials, candidates respond to surge in shootings

"What we do know is that the the lack of resources is not helping the problem - we do know that," says candidate Bruce Harrell. "We want seven-minute response times, we want good investigations done after the fact (and) we want good technology and to do ballistic investigations as best we can."Read More

South Seattle Emerald
Why I’m the Best Candidate for South Seattle: Bruce Harrell

This op-ed originally ran in the South Seattle Emerald. Click here to read more. by Bruce Harrell When my parents met in 1951 as teenagers at Garfield High School, they were already the second generation of my family to call southeast Seattle home. My dad had arrived in the Central Area — like many Black … Continued

Seattle Times
The Times recommends: Bruce Harrell for Seattle mayor

"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

Seattle Times
Seattle mayoral candidates answer questions from youth leaders in forum

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

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Current Leaders Failing Seattle by Not Dedicating Majority of American Rescue Plan Resources to Homelessness Crisis

“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

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Bruce Harrell Kicks Off Citywide “SOS: Support Our Shops” Tour at Iconic Pike Place Market

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

Local Leaders React to Chauvin Guilty Verdict

“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

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Seattle Black Community Leaders Endorse Bruce Harrell for Mayor

An advocate for racial justice throughout his career in law and on the City Council, Harrell would be only the second Black Mayor of Seattle at a time when our city and society must commit to reforming police culture and dismantling structural racism and inequality.  SEATTLE – Bruce Harrell, former City Council President and candidate for … Continued

The Stranger
Op-Ed: We Must Change the Culture of the Seattle Police Department

An SPD that works for all the people of Seattle starts with a new Mayor who has the experience, passion, and commitment to implement an array of overdue reforms – and make those reforms part of the fabric of a re-imagined police force, a team of officers and community liaisons who approachRead More

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Seattle’s AAPI Leaders Unite Behind Bruce Harrell for Mayor

Harrell, a second generation Japanese American, would be Seattle’s first Asian American Mayor SEATTLE – In the wake of community gatherings in Seattle denouncing anti-Asian hate, including the murder of six women in the Atlanta area by a white gunman, mayoral candidate and former City Council President Bruce Harrell today announced the support of leading voices in Seattle’s … Continued

Seattle Medium
Bruce Harrell Announces Candidacy For Mayor

...Harrell believes his voice and experience can bring about the necessary changes for a more healthy and vibrant city and believes he is the right person, right now for the job....One thing that is clear when talking to Harrell is his love for the city of Seattle….It is that relationship, theRead More

Harrell Joins Mayor’s Race

In a conversation with Fizz after the announcement, Harrell said the biggest problem at city hall, Harrell said, is a “lack of relationships”—between the mayor and council, the council and departments, and with outside organizations like Seattle Public Schools.Read More