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 endorsements, including former Mayor Greg Nickels, primary election contenders Casey Sixkiller and Art Langlie, and regional Mayors including Nancy Backus of Auburn and Benson Wong of Mercer Island. These leaders and others join a growing list of unions, Democratic legislators, faith leaders, small business owners, and advocates for racial and social justice backing Harrell.

With the addition of new endorsements, a wide array of former Seattle Mayors, former candidates for Mayor, and regional Mayors have endorsed Harrell’s campaign, including:

Former Seattle Mayors:

  • Greg Nickels

  • Norm Rice

  • Charley Royer

  • Wes Uhlman

  • Tim Burgess (interim)


Former 2021 Mayor Candidates:

  • Jessyn Farrell

  • Casey Sixkiller

  • Art Langlie

  • Lance Randall

  • Omari Tahir-Garrett

  • Bobby Tucker

  • Dr. Clinton Bliss


Regional Mayors:

  • Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards

  • Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus

  • Mercer Island Mayor Benson Wong

  • Woodway Mayor Mike Quinn

  • Former Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson


“I am grateful for the support of some many current and former civic and community leaders in our city and region,” said Harrell. “Addressing the homelessness and public safety crises are team efforts, requiring regional cooperation and the ability to bring people together. These leaders recognize the differences in approach I’ll bring to the job of Mayor, and my commitment to collaboration and results, not divisive politics.”

This week Harrell also announced two new union endorsements: IBEW 77 and Sheet Metal Workers 66. They join Seattle Fire Fighters, County and City Employees, communications workers, Metro operators and other labor groups that have endorsed Harrell’s campaign.

“Working people and unions know they will have an ally with me in the Mayor’s office,” said Harrell. “My dad was a member of IBEW 77, so this one is particularly special for me. Having grown up in a union household, I understand the power of collective bargaining and unity around shared goals. It’s that same commitment to collective action and unity I’ll bring to address the needs of all Seattle residents as Mayor.”

The full, and growing, list of endorsements can be found here.