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Primary election roundup: Seattle will have a woman mayor

by Mike Andrew – SGN Staff Writer For the first time since 1928, Seattle will have a woman Mayor in January 2018. Four women topped the ballot in the race to succeed Ed Murray as Mayor of Seattle. Leading the pack, and almost certain to make it onto the November ballot is former US Attorney and out Lesbian Jenny Durkan, with almost a third of the votes in a 21-candidate field. Urban planner Cary Moon is currently leading Queer lawyer, activist, and artist Nikkita Oliver, but by less than 3,000 votes. One of the two will faceoff against Durkan in November. Former State Representative Jessyn Farrell is in fourth place, another 3,000 votes behind Oliver. Bob Hasegawa, in fifth place – 5,000 votes behind Farrell – is the highest male vote-getter in the race. Durkan is backed by outgoing Mayor Ed Murray and Murray’s Chamber of Commerce allies. Until this spring, Murray was the odds-on favorite to win reel

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