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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

Press Release
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

Press Release
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

KIRO 7
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

Press Release
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

Press Release
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

Publicola
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