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Ed out, Bruce Harrell inandat least temporarily

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned September 12 in the wake of the fifth accusation of sexual abuse of a minor, this time leveled by his cousin, Joseph Dyer, who said Murray forced him to have oral sex when Dyer was 13 and Murray was in his twenties. Murray’s office announced he would resign three hours after the Seattle Times broke Dyer’s story. Murray was once thought to be a shoe-in for re-election, but his campaign began to unravel in April, when the Times published a story accusing the mayor of having molested three boys in the 1980s, one of whom was suing him. A fourth accuser came forward in May, and Dyer surfaced only days ago. On September 13, City Council President Bruce Harrell was sworn in as mayor, in accordance with the city charter. Harrell was accompanied by several of his City Council colleagues, City Attorney Pete Holmes, and other officials at his inau

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