Mayor's Race

Murray Declares Vindication in Sex Abuse Lawsuit—And Keeps Door Open for Write-In Run

The lawsuit against him was dropped Tuesday, but lawyers for his accuser say Murray’s overplaying his hand.

Mayoral Debate at the Labor Temple Shows Many Shades of Blue

One thing’s for sure: Seattle has a lot of pro-labor candidates. But some slight differences emerged.

State Rep. Jessyn Farrell to Resign From House Seat to Focus on Seattle Mayoral Race

The move will leave the House Democrats’ slim majority a bit slimmer.

In Mayor’s Race, ‘Progressive’ Isn’t One Size Fits All

Seattle’s next leader will be liberal. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t important policy differences between the candidates.

Which Seattle Mayoral Candidate Are You?

Take our quiz to figure out which of Seattle’s leading mayoral candidates is most like you.

Making Sense of 21 Candidates: Seattle’s Mayoral Race By the Numbers

$100,000 raised in a single week and other fun facts about Seattle’s mayoral candidates.

Established Labor Is Pissed At Seattle’s New Left

With ally Ed Murray on his way out, local labor is losing its patience for leftist upstarts.

Lorena González Will Not Be Running for Mayor

The first-term councilmember considered throwing her hat into the wide-open mayor’s race, but won’t.

State Rep. Jessyn Farrell, a Pro-Transit Urbanist, Is ALSO Running for Mayor

She’s the third this week. There’s just one more week to go to file.

Murray 2.0? Jenny Durkan Poised to Build on Mayor’s Legacy, Not Reverse It

In her campaign kickoff today, she framed herself as a mainstream progressive who could get things done. Sound familiar?

Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan to Jump Into Mayor’s Race

Seattle Councilmember M. Lorena González is rumored to also be planning to run.

Did Murray Go Far Enough? Two Opponents Argue the Mayor Should Resign Altogether

Cary Moon and Mike McGinn say the sex abuse lawsuit compromises Murray’s ability to lead. Nonsense, says Murray camp.

Murray Drops Re-Election Bid, Will Finish Term

The move comes more than a month after sex abuse allegations against the mayor emerged.

What Will Happen to Murray’s War Chest Now That He’s Out of the Race?

The mayor can’t just transfer his $200,000 in campaign contributions to another candidate.

In Murray Case, Presumption of Innocence Crashes Headlong Into Respect for Survivors

The mayor’s response to allegations that he raped minors has drawn more criticism than the allegations themselves.

Murray Now Has 10 Challengers. Will He Get Any More?

There is an effort to get Bill Bryant to run.

Nikkita Oliver Drove the Debate at the First Mayoral Forum

The other three serious candidates were largely reacting to Oliver’s activist agenda.

Bigger Than Bertha: Tunnel Foe Cary Moon On Why She Should Be the Next Mayor of Seattle

Moon supports safe drug sites, city taxes on the wealthy, and greater density in single-family zones.

Former Mayor Mike McGinn Wants His Job Back

McGinn is the first major candidate to enter the race since abuse allegations surfaced against Murray.