Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on Voters’ Approval of Her Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise Plan

Seattle (November 6) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement tonight following voters’ approval of her Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise plan:

“Tonight, we celebrate a victory for opportunity for kids and families across Seattle, and a victory for a more affordable future.

“Tonight, we said loud and clear we believe that every young person in Seattle deserves the chance to succeed – and we will support them from preschool through college.

“Tonight, Seattle voters again affirmed that every child has a future in Seattle. And we renewed our promise to Seattle’s kids: If you do our part, we’ll do ours.

“I am so grateful to the people of Seattle for making this investment in our young people and opening doors to opportunity. And I cannot thank the volunteers, supporters, and advocates enough for their hard work to build opportunity in Seattle.

“Now, we must work together to continue closing the opportunity gap, putting more young people on a path to good-paying jobs, and creating a more affordable future for our children.

“Thank you, Seattle.”