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May 12, 2017 Jenny Durkan for Mayor – Former U.S. Attorney ready to make a run for it
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By Lindsay Peyton

Jenny Durkan is confident that she has what it takes to run the City of Seattle.

“I will listen, I will learn and I will lead,” she said. “Please let me be your mayor.”

The former U.S. Attorney, who served in the Obama administration, announced her candidacy at a press conference in Beacon Hill on Friday, May 12. The election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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She is running against 12 candidates so far – Casey Carlisle, Michael Harris, Bob Hasegawa, David Ishii, Harley Lever, Mary Juanita Martin, Michael McGinn, Cary Moon, Nikkita Oliver, Jason Roberts, Alex Tsimerma, Jessyn Farrell and Keith Whiteman. Mayor Ed Murray announced that he would not seek re-election on Tuesday, May 9.

A couple of prominent West Seattle figures were present among the many faces of supporters endorsing Durkan, including King County Council Chair Joe McDermott.

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