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 District in NE Seattle, solidifies additional support behind Harrell, who this week has also announced endorsements from additional local elected officials and unions.
“My campaign was centered around issues that deserve urgent attention – from gun violence to addressing the homelessness crisis,” said Farrell. “It’s clear to me that Bruce Harrell is the candidate who shares my passion and approach to these issues and more, with a commitment to action and outcomes rooted in equity. I’m proud to provide my endorsement and urge Seattle voters to support Bruce for Mayor.”
Farrell and Harrell were the only candidates to receive a perfect 10 of 10 rating from the Alliance for Gun Responsibility in their pre-primary candidate evaluation, a reflection of their shared focus and advocacy for policies and investments to reduce both the number of guns – and their use – in Seattle.
“I was impressed with Bruce’s deep commitment to addressing the recent spike in gun violence, especially as it impacts young people and communities of color,” said Farrell. ”His early call for cabinet level coordination, increased support for victims and families, and youth outreach investments will make a real difference.”
The endorsement of Farrell marks the first of the primary candidates to re-engage in the general election, a show of momentum for Harrell reinforced by other recent high profile endorsements from former Mayor Charley Royer, current Councilmembers Debora Juarez and Alex Pedersen, the Washington State Council of County and City Employees, Iron Workers Local 86 union, and more.
“I want to thank Jessyn Farrell for her endorsement, and for the thoughtful, issue-based campaign she ran,” said Harrell. “She brought an intelligence and energy to the primary election that we needed to raise awareness and urgency around critical issues. I look forward to working with her to win this election and calling upon her in the future to help shape the future of our city.”