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“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 for tackling Seattle’s many challenges….Harrell’s proven consensus-building ability isn’t just a comfort. It’s a necessity.” Read full endorsement here.

Elected Officials

  • Congressman Adam Smith
  • Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland
  • Governor Gary Locke (former)
  • State Senator Reuven Carlyle, 36th LD
  • State Senator Jesse Salomon, 32nd LD
  • State Representative Steve Bergquist, 11th LD
  • State Representative and former Speaker of the House John Lovick, 44th LD
  • State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos, 37th LD
  • State Representative Cindy Ryu, 32nd LD
  • King County Assessor John Wilson
  • Seattle Port Commissioner Peter Steinbrueck
  • Seattle School Board Member Brandon Hersey
  • Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards
  • Kenmore City Councilmember Corina Pfeil
  • Renton City Councilmember Ed Prince
  • Tukwila City Councilmember De’Sean Quinn
  • Seattle Mayor Norm Rice (former)
  • Seattle Mayor Wes Uhlman (former)
  • State Senator George Fleming (former)
  • State Senator Nita Rinehart (former)
  • State Representative Joan McBride (former)
  • State Representative Dawn Mason (former)
  • State Representative Gael Tarleton (former)
  • State Representative Jesse Wineberry (former)
  • County Councilmember Larry Gossett (former)
  • Port Commissioner Tom Albro (former)
  • Seattle City Councilmember David Della (former)
  • Seattle City and King County Councilmember Jan Drago (former)
  • Seattle City Councilmember Abel Pacheco (former)
  • Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen (former)
  • Seattle School Board Member Michael DeBell (former)
  • Seattle School Board Member Sherry Carr (former)
  • Seattle School Board Member Dorothy Hollingsworth (former)
  • Seattle School Board Member Peter Maier (former)
  • Seattle School Board Member Betty Patu (former)

Community Leaders

Bruce is proudly endorsed by community members across Seattle, including leaders in the city’s AAPI and Black communities.

  • Habtamu Abdi
  • Warren Ackervick
  • Tina Albro
  • Isaac Alexander
  • Carol Arnold
  • Jamie Asaka
  • Keith Asphy
  • Kateesha Atterberry
  • Carmen Bader
  • Harry Bailey, Former Seattle Police Chief*
  • Julie Barwick
  • Victoria Beach
  • Chris Bennett, Sr., Founder, Seattle Medium Newspaper*
  • Jada Berteaux
  • Constance Bown
  • William Bradford, Former Dean, UW School of Business*
  • Pastor Leslie Braxton
  • Rita Brogan
  • James Brown
  • Tracy Brown
  • Pamela Brucks
  • Jim Buchanan
  • Matt Chang
  • Mary Charles
  • Henry Chen
  • Farayi Chiro
  • Keith Clarke
  • Grover Cleveland
  • Brian Cole
  • John Comerford
  • Eoff Connie
  • Erica Conway, NAACP Vice President*
  • Carl Copeland
  • Nia Cottrell
  • Felicia Cross
  • Reverend George Davenport
  • John Davis
  • Bishop Janice Davis Lee
  • Cherlyn Dermody
  • Tim Drab
  • Elmer Dixon, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader
  • Christopher Epps
  • Karl Epps
  • Francis Eugenio
  • Hayward Evans, MLK Commemoration Committee*
  • Levi Fisher
  • Kay Fleenor Compton
  • Evan Fowler
  • Teri Franklin
  • Sara Franklin-Phillips, WA State African American Affairs Commissioner*
  • Phillip Fujii
  • Joe Fuller
  • Godwin Gabriel
  • Ollie Garrett, Business Leader
  • Carver Gayton, Education Leader
  • Tag Gleason
  • Virginia Gleason
  • Regina Glenn, Business Leader
  • Anthony (Tony) Gomez
  • Janice Gray
  • Andrew Green
  • George Griffin, Public Policy Leader
  • Chase Gunnell
  • Hassan Guyo
  • Anthony Hall
  • Molly Hancock
  • Gerald Hankerson, NAACP President, State Area Conference*
  • Monisha Harrell
  • Joanne Harrell
  • Toni Harrell
  • J. David Hawkins
  • Al Herron
  • Daniel Higa
  • Warren Higa
  • Duane Hill
  • Tracy Hillard
  • Taylor Hoang
  • Hilary Hoar Myerberg
  • Gene Hoglund
  • Joy Hollingsworth
  • Lem Howell, Civil Rights Leader
  • Jon Hughes
  • Felicita Irigon
  • Frank Irigon, Community Activist
  • Elaine Ikoma Ko
  • Charlie James, Civil Rights Leader
  • Reverend Dr. Robert L. Jeffrey Sr.
  • Marlinda K. Johnson
  • Dr. Brent Jones, Education Leader
  • Laura Jones Knudson
  • Roberto Jourdan, President, Black Firefighters Association*
  • Dr. Debro Julius
  • Craig Kairis
  • John Keegan
  • Sandy Kemper
  • Robert Kessin
  • Fred Kiga
  • Jim Kranick
  • John Krull
  • Mary Lamery
  • Erica Lane
  • Kathleen Laughery
  • Benjamin Lee, Chairman, Greater China Hong Kong Business Association of Washington*
  • Perry Lee
  • Jerry Lee
  • Keith Leitich
  • Jan Levy
  • Ronald Lewis
  • Madelyn Lindsay
  • Diankha Linear
  • Bettie Luke
  • Kenny Lyles, Port Advocate
  • Carl Mack, Former ED, National Society of Black Engineers*
  • Michael Malone
  • Reverend Dr. Robert L Manaway, Sr.
  • Dorothy Holland Mann PhD MPH
  • Edwina Martin-Arnold
  • Alesia Massingale
  • Tim Mather
  • Dr. Lawrence Matsuda
  • Karen Matsuda
  • Lynn Matthias
  • Scott and Gaye McClellan
  • Clyde Merriwether
  • Nate Miles, Civic Leader
  • Andy Miller
  • Laura Mitchell
  • Duff McKagan, Musician
  • Angela Moore
  • Zack Moore
  • Denise Moriguchi, CEO, Uwajimaya*
  • Tomio Moriguchi, Founder, Uwajimaya*
  • Darling Nava
  • Thuy-An Nguyen
  • Dr. C. Neil Nicholson
  • Jill Nishi
  • Patrick Nolan
  • George Northcroft
  • Michele O’Connell
  • Roland N. Patterson, Jr.
  • Paul Patu
  • Anthony Perry
  • Laura Peterson
  • Phyllis Porter
  • Christine Postiglione
  • Darrell Powell, Nonprofit Leader
  • Dr. Constance Rice, UW Regent*
  • Mian Rice
  • David Richardson
  • Carolyn Riley-Payne, President, NAACP Seattle King County*
  • Don Roberts
  • Julius Caesar Robinson
  • Nancy Robinson
  • Marcia Rodes
  • Gloria Ross
  • Lewis Rudd, Business Leader
  • Chukundi Salisbury
  • Tunde Salisbury
  • Paula Sardinas, State Commissioner, African American Affairs*
  • Vonda Sargent, Civil Rights Attorney
  • Justin Simmons
  • Jimmie Simmons
  • Carol Marie Simmons
  • Rene Singleton
  • Gerald Smith
  • Dr James B Smith, Education Chair, Seattle Breakfast Group*, Former Commissioner Commission on African American Affairs*
  • Steve Sneed
  • Jonathan Sposato, Technology Leader
  • George Staggers, Affordable Housing Leader
  • Alec Stephens, Former Chair 37th LD Democrats*
  • Dominique Stephens
  • Patricia May Straker
  • Harold Taniguchi, Transit Leader
  • Marc Taylor
  • Gary Thomas
  • Tony To, Affordable Housing Leader
  • Stephanie Tschida
  • Gail Tsuboi
  • Kevin Turner
  • Pastor Garry Tyson
  • Chris Van Dyk
  • Sam Violette
  • Gloria Lung Wakayama
  • Reverend Harriett Walden
  • Pat Walker
  • Ron Ward, Former President, WA St Bar Association
  • Eugene Wasserman
  • Mo West
  • Derrick Wheeler-Smith, Youth Violence Prevention Advocate
  • Janie White, Education Leader
  • Pastor Aaron Williams
  • Tandy Williams
  • Pastor Lawrence Willis
  • Bishop Reggie Witherspoon
  • Yale Wong
  • Michael Yasutake
  • John Yasutake
  • Joan Yoshitomi
  • Tay Yoshitani, Former CEO, Port of Seattle*

*Organization listed for identifying purposes only.