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Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on Councilmember Sally Bagshaw’s Announcement That She Will Not Seek Re-election

Seattle (November 27, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan released the below statement following the announcement by Councilmember Sally Bagshaw that she will not seek re-election in 2019: “I have been lucky to know and work with Sally Bagshaw for many years, and I have been lucky to see firsthand… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Celebrates the City Council’s Passage of Her Proposed 2019-2020 Budget Plan for Seattle

Seattle (November 19, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan celebrated the City Council’s 8-1 passage of her proposed 2019-2020 budget and issued the following statement: “I am pleased that we have a balanced budget plan that reflects our values and sets a guide for our work in the upcoming year… [Read more]

Mayor Jenny Durkan Statement on Councilmember Rob Johnson’s Announcement That He Will Not Seek Re-election

Seattle (November 8, 2018) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement following the announcement by Councilmember Rob Johnson that he will not seek re-election in 2019: “Councilmember Johnson has been a steadfast voice for a more vibrant, inclusive, and affordable Seattle. Working together, we have made major investments in… [Read more]

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… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Statement on President Trump’s Claim He Can End the Guarantee of Citizenship in the United States Constitution

Seattle (October 30) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan responded to President Donald Trump’s claim that he can end the guarantee of citizenship in the United States Constitution. The Mayor’s statement: “President Trump’s new claim that he can unilaterally end the Constitution’s guarantee of citizenship is morally and legally bankrupt. The President… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan and Chief Best Respond to the Mass Shooting at a Pittsburgh Synagogue

Seattle (October 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and Chief of Police Carmen Best responded to this morning’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation, a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday morning with the following statement: “This was an act of terror and an act of hate against… [Read more]

Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Passing of Paul G. Allen

Seattle (October 15) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement following the announcement of the passing of Paul G. Allen: “Paul was a true son of Seattle who made his beloved city – and our world – a better, more vibrant place. For generations to come, Seattleites and… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan: Washington State Supreme Court Ruling Death Penalty Unconstitutional is the Right Decision

Seattle (October 11) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today concurred with the ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court that deemed the death penalty unconstitutional. In their ruling, the court unanimously ordered the eight individuals on death row would have their sentences converted to life in prison. A further five… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan Statement Following Presentation to the Executive Committee of the National Hockey League’s Board of Governors

Seattle (October 2) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today issued the below statement following a joint presentation with representatives of the Oak View Group to the Executive Committee of the National Hockey League’s Board of Governors: “We made a strong case to owners from around the league that the NHL… [Read more]

Mayor Durkan: Janus vs. AFSCME Undermines the Rights of Workers

Seattle (June 27) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement after the Supreme Court’s decision in the Janus v. AFSCME case, in which she filed an amicus brief: “Strong unions and the protection that they provided for workers helped create and preserve middle class America. With family… [Read more]