The choices before voters for Seattle’s next mayor come down to a pair of candidates whose careers have operated on similar trajectories, with both Bruce Harrell and Lorena Gonzalez having started as lawyers prior to their respective careers as city councilmembers, followed by each serving as council president.
Harrell’s tenure on the council ended in 2019 when he decided against running for reelection. Having watched the frequent political tug-of-war between the mayor and city council play out in the proceeding months and years, he believes that it’s time for a reset for that relationship.
“I do not like settling or resolving conflicts
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